Previous IA Lectures

2022: Third Parties and International Commercial Arbitration: Reframing the Debate 2021: Parallel proceedings in international arbitration: theoretical analysis and search for practical solutions 2020: A Response to DFAT’s Review of Australia’s Bilateral Investment Treaties 2019: Arbitration in Australia – Rising to the Challenge 2018: "The Need for Speed – Is International Arbitration Becoming Overly Fixated with Efficiency?” 2017: How worldly is it?” by The Hon Sir Bernard Eder2016: “International Arbitration and Independence – Off the Beaten Track” by Elliott Geisinger2015: “Dynamics, discretion and diversity - A recipe for unpredictability in international arbitration?” by Hilary Heilbron QC2014: “Commercial Courts and International Arbitration– Competitors or Partners?” by Michael Hwang SC2013: The authority of the arbitrator - its sources, limits and importance2012: The Impact of International Arbitration on the Rule of Law2011: Islamic influences on international arbitration2010: 仲裁 - Speaking your language? What is the language of resolution in the Asia-Pacific region?2009: The Day Before Tomorrow: Future Developments in International Arbitration2008: Inside Out: A User's View of International Arbitration2007: When Arbitrators Facilitate Settlement: Amiable Imposition or Actual Solution?2006: Enterprise v State: The New David and Goliath?2005: Litigate, Arbitrate, Mediate, Frustrate? Breaking the Dispute Deadlock2004: Apes, Neanderthals and Missing Links: Evolution in International Business Arbitration2003: East meets West: Tradition, Globalisation and the Future of Arbitration2002: Arbitration, Imagination and the Culture of Compromise: The Inaugural Clayton Utz International Arbitration Lecture

2021: Parallel proceedings in international arbitration: theoretical analysis and search for practical solutions
by Salim Moollan QC

About the lecture

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.

About the speaker

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.

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