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The Speakers: Christof Schreuer

Christoph Schreuer is a graduate of the Universities of Vienna, Cambridge and Yale. Formerly Professor of International Law at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington and Professor of International Law at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is currently of counsel with the law office, Vienna.

Professor Schreuer is an arbitrator in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations and a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators.

He has published numerous articles and several books in the field of international law including "The ICSID Convention: A Commentary". He has written expert opinions in many cases.

The Speakers: Allain Pellet

Alain Pellet taught Public International Law (in particular International Economic Law) at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. Director of the Centre de Droit International of the University between 1991 and 2001, he was the co-head of the Master 2 (research) Laws of International Relations and of the European Union. He is the author of numerous books and articles. Between 1990 and 2011, he was a Member of the United Nations International Law Commission and acted as Chair in 1997. He has been Counsel for numerous governments (including the French Government) and for international organisations. He has been and is counsel and advocate in about fifty cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as in several arbitrations cases, in particular investment cases. He has been nominated by the French Government to the List of arbitrators under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and to the Panel of Arbitrators of the ICSID by the Chairman of the Administrative Council, and has been appointed Arbitrator or President in several cases. Alain Pellet also acted as expert to the Arbitration Commission of the Peace Conference on the former Yugoslavia, and as Rapporteur of the French Committee of Jurists on the Creation of an International Criminal for Former Yugoslavia that is at the origin of the French project of creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Furthermore, he was the Legal Adviser of the World Tourism Organisation and he has been Independent Objector of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for generic top level domain names (new gTLD) (2012-2015).