Chiara Giorgetti


Chiara Giorgetti is Professor of Law at Richmond Law School, Chair of ITA’s Academic Council and Vice-President of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA). She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a member of the Academic Forum for ISDS. She teaches and writes in the areas of international law, international arbitration, international dispute resolution, international courts and tribunals. She has authored fifty publications on these topics, including the two edited volumes Litigating International Investment Disputes - A Practitioner’s Guide and Challenges and Recusal of Arbitrators and Judges in International Courts and Tribunals. Prior to joining academia, she worked extensively with the United Nations in New York and Somalia and practiced international arbitration with White & Case in Washington, D.C. and Lalive in Geneva. Her practice includes representing sovereign states in front of ICSID tribunals, the UN Claims Commission and at the Eritrea Ethiopia Claims and Boundary Commissions. Professor Giorgetti holds a law degree from Bologna University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an LLM and a JSD from Yale Law School. She clerked at the International Court of Justice. During her Sabbatical leave in 2019-2020, she served as a scholar in residence at ICSID, working mostly on developing a code of conduct for arbitrators and was a visiting professor at George Washington Law School and LUISS University in Rome.

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The Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: An Important Step Forward in the Reform Process?

On May 1, 2020, the secretariats of ICSID and UNCITRAL released the first draft of the Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). States, international organisations and other stakeholders have until October 15 to send comments on the draft. I had the privilege to work extensively on the draft…

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Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators in Investor-State Arbitration: Perceived Problems and Possible Solutions

Editors' Note:  This is the latest post in our ongoing series of posts (see introduction here, first post on costs here, second post on duration of proceedings here, third post on the diversity deficit in investment arbitration here) from individual members of the Academic Forum of the UNCITRAL…

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