Number of page: 472
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
Energy Dispute Resolution: Investment Protection, Transit and the Energy Charter Treaty is n a compilation of written contributions prepared in the context of a nconference organized by the Energy Charter Secretariat, in cooperation nwith five other well-known legal institutions (the Arbitration Institute n of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the British Institute of nInternational and Comparative Law, the International Centre for nSettlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce n and the Permanent Court of Arbitration). This highly successful nconference took place in Brussels in October 2009. Energy Dispute Resolution: Investment Protection, Transit and the Energy Charter Treaty focuses on investment arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty (or ECT) and on transit dispute resolution under the ECT .nPart I consists of a review of awards, decisions and other ndevelopments in ECT investment arbitrations, of which nearly 30 were in nthe public domain as of 1 January 2011. Part II deals with the nrelationship between bilateral investment treaties, the ECT as a nmultilateral investment treaty, and European Union (EU) law, and naddresses the question of whether conflict between these legal systems nis inevitable. In Part III, the book reviews the highly developed nprovisional application mechanism of the ECT, particularly in relation nto Russia, which signed the ECT in 1994 but has never ratified it. Part nIV deals with the energy transit provisions of the ECT and the Treaty’s npotential application with respect to East-West energy transit and nsupply disputes. The book also contains an Editor’s Preface, nintroductory and closing remarks, a table of contents, a detailed index, n and an Appendix in the form of a CD-ROM containing the rules of narbitration of the three international arbitration mechanisms provided nby the ECT (ICSID, SCC and ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration) .nThe book is of international application, particularly within the n51-country Energy Charter constituency (Western, Central and Eastern nEurope, the former Soviet Union, Japan, Turkey, Mongolia and Australia), n but is relevant to energy and international arbitration lawyers nworldwide.