Fifteen years have elapsed since the last major effort at analysing the problems arising from parallel proceedings in international arbitration and looking for solutions thereto. This lecture, which will in part be based on Mr Moollan’s recently delivered Hague Lectures on the topic, will aim to take a fresh look at this topic – folding in, inter alia, the substantial development of investment arbitration during that period and the new issues which this has given rise to.
Salim Moollan QC specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration. He has acted as Counsel in high profile investment arbitration cases (White Industries v. India, Philip Morris v. Australia, Cairn Energy v. India), and currently acts as lead Counsel in a number of prominent investment arbitrations for both States and investors. In the commercial field, he acts in high-value cases in (in particular) the energy and telecoms fields. He frequently sits as arbitrator (party-appointed and chair) in investment and commercial arbitrations. He has an in-depth knowledge of the procedural regimes of all major international arbitral institutions, being a past chairman and vice-chairman of UNCITRAL, a past Vice-President of the ICC Court, a past member of the LCIA Court, a member of the World Bank’s ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and a former editor of the ICSID Law Review; and having worked closely with these and other institutions in the establishment of an African platform for international arbitration in Mauritius.
The holder of a mathematics degree from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (in addition to a first class law degree from Cambridge University and to a degree in economics and political science from Sciences-Po, Paris), he also has a unique grasp of technical and quantum expert issues. He is also called to the Mauritian Bar and appears from time to time before the Mauritian Courts in complex and high value cases. He frequently appears in the Privy Council on issues ranging from civil law to administrative law and tax matters. He is a Visiting Professor in International Arbitration Law at King's College London.