The Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at 25: The Cases Everyone Needs to Know for Investor-State and…

Hardcover | March 14, 2007

byChristopher S. Gibson, Christopher R. Drahozal

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The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, which has been called the most significant arbitral body in history, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2006. As of mid-2005, the Tribunal had issued over 800 awards and decisions--a total of 600 awards (including partial awards and awards on agreedterms), 83 interlocutory and interim awards, and 133 decisions--in resolving almost 3000 cases. The Tribunal's awards have been described as the most important body of international arbitration jurisprudence. The significance of these decisions as persuasive authority is second to none. In this volume, experts in the field identify and comment on the Tribunal awards that are most important for international arbitration; i.e., the cases that everyone needs to know for investor-state and international commercial arbitration. The book approaches the Tribunal's work from aforward-looking perspective with emphasis on the continuing usefulness of awards and decisions issued by the Tribunal in international arbitration practice. In addition to original contributions from an array of eminent authors (all of whom have extensive experience at the Tribunal and/or in investor-State and international arbitration), this book includes excerpts of key awards discussed in the contributions, as well as appendices with foundationaldocuments for the Tribunal. CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: * Roger P. Alford, Pepperdine University School of Law, former Legal Assistant, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal * David J. Bederman, Emory Law School, former Legal Assistant, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal * David D. Caron, C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, former Legal Assistant, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal * Jack J. Coe, Jr. Pepperdine University School of Law, former Legal Assistant, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal * Christopher R. Drahozal, John M. Rounds Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law; former Legal Assistant, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal * Christopher S. Gibson, Suffolk University Law School; former Legal Assistant, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal * Mark R. Joelson, Law Office of Mark R. Joelson * Lucinda A. Low, Steptoe and Johnson * Andrea J. Menaker, Office of the Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State * Sean D. Murphy, George Washington University Law School, former U.S. Agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal * Daniel M. Price, Sidley Austin, former Deputy U.S. Agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal * Jeffrey F. Pryce, Steptoe and Johnson

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The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, which has been called the most significant arbitral body in history, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2006. As of mid-2005, the Tribunal had issued over 800 awards and decisions--a total of 600 awards (including partial awards and awards on agreedterms), 83 interlocutory and interim awards, an...

Christopher S. Gibson is an Associate Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Of Counsel to Steptoe and Johnson, and former Legal Assistant, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Co-editor and author Christopher R. Drahozal is the John M. Rounds Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law and a former Legal Assistant, Ir...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 7.09 × 10.12 × 1.18 inPublished:March 14, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal Precedent in Investor-State Arbitration, Christopher S. Gibson and Christopher R. Drahozal2. Nationality of Business Association Claims Before the Tribunal: Key Cases that International Arbitrators Should Know, David J. BedermanAwards: Housing and Urban Services, Intl (HAUS), Inc. v. Islamic Republic of Iran Bikoff v. Islamic Republic of Iran Saghi v. Islamic Republic of Iran3. Interim Measures of Relief: The Continuing Importance of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunals Jurisprudence, Sean D. MurphyAwards: Behring Intl, Inc. v. Islamic Republic Iranian Air Force E-Systems, Inc. v. Islamic Republic of Iran Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States4. The Tribunal's Transparency Features: Some Observations, Jack J. Coe, Jr.5. Consolidation of Proceedings in Investor-State Arbitration: From the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal to the NAFTA, Lucinda A. Low and Jeffrey F. Pryce6. Evidentiary Practices Before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, Roger P. Alford Awards: Avco Corp. v. Iran Aircraft Industries Buckameier v. Islamic Republic of Iran Harris Intl Telecommunications, Inc. v. Islamic Republic of Iran7. Contract-Related Claims in Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal Jurisprudence, Daniel M. Price Awards: Starrett Housing Corp. v. Islamic Republic of Iran SeaCo, Inc. v. Islamic Republic of Iran8. The Contributions of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal to the International Law on Expropriation, Mark R. Joelson Awards: Amoco Intl Finance Corp. v. Islamic Repoublic of Iran Phillips Petroleum Co. Iran v. Islamic Republic of Iran Foremost Tehran, Inc. v. Islamic Republic of Iran9. The Enduring Relevance of the Expropriation Jurisprudence of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal for Investor-State Arbitrations, Andrea J. Menaker Awards: Starrett Housing Corp. v. Islamic Republic of Iran Tippetts, Abbett, McCarthy, Stratton v. TAMS-AFFA ConsultingEngineers of Iran Phelps Dodge Corp. v. Islamic Republic of Iran10. The Iran-U.s. Claims Tribunal and Investment Arbitration: Understanding the Claims Settlement Declaration as a Retrospective BIT, David D. Caron