- 10 September 2020
- 10 h 00 min - 11 h 00 min
In conversation with Neil – Prof. Philippe Sands QC
Prof. Philippe Sands QC is a prominent arbitrator, member of Matrix Chambers, and co-director of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT) at London University and New York University. He has appeared before many international courts, including the European Court of Justice; the International Court of Justice; the World Trade Organisation dispute settlement organs; the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; the International Criminal Court; and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He has appeared in arbitrations under the rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce; the World Bank Inspection Panel; and the Special Court for Sierra Leone). Philippe also appears before the English courts. More recently Philippe has accepted appointments as an arbitrator in several cases under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. He is on the list of arbitrators in the field of natural resources and the environment maintained by the Secretary General to the Permanent Court of Arbitration and is a designated Member of the Panel of Arbitrators established by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. Having accepted an appointment as ICSID arbitrator, since July 2007 he has not accepted new instructions to act as counsel in investment treaty arbitrations. In June 2011, he was appointed to the panel of arbitrators of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), and has been appointed as arbitrator in several cases since September 2011. He has served as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. In 2011, Philippe was appointed by the UK government as a member of the Commission on a Bill of Rights.