Article from: OGEL 2 (2004), in International Oil, Gas & Energy Dispute Management
I have a comment not on the World Trade Organisation but on investment arbitration. In fact, there is a very strong convergence of both of these. The Methanex case, for example, although brought under the North American Free Trade Agreement, constantly looks towards the WTO. Similarly, the concept of discrimination in investment arbitration is one which constantly has to look towards the WTO, although not necessarily to adopt that body's approach wholesale. My comment here will be on amicus briefs and transparency in investment arbitration.