Diane Desierto, Ian Laird and Frédéric G. Sourgens

About/Bio

Diane Desierto is Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor in Business Law at the University of Hawai'i Richardson School of Law. She is a Member of the EJIL Scientific Advisory Board, Co-Director of the ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC), and forthcoming Director of Studies for Public International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law. Ian Laird is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Crowell & Moring LLP. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group. He has worked in the investment arbitration field for over 15 years, including some of the earliest NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitrations. He is Editor-in-Chief ofwww.InvestmentClaims.com (published by Oxford University Press), and Co-Director of the International Law Institute’s International Investment Law Center, in Washington, DC. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and Georgetown University Law Center. Frédéric G. Sourgens is an international arbitration practitioner and Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law; Managing Editor,www.InvestmentClaims.com. He is Associate Director of the Washburn Oil and Gas Law Center.

Recently Published

Creating Conduits: Summary Report of the First Annual Oxford Investment Claims Summer Academy, St. Anne’s College (Oxford)

This July 13-14, Oxford University Press and Investment Claims convened the First Annual Oxford Investment Claims Summer Academy at St. Anne’s College, the University of Oxford. Co-chaired by Diane Desierto, Ian Laird, and Frederic Sourgens, the Academy brought together a select expert group of academic and practitioner delegates to discuss the legitimacy of investor-state arbitration in the context…

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