Freya Baetens on ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) is the world’s leading institution devoted to international investment dispute settlement.
It has extensive experience in this field, having administered the majority of all international investment cases. States have agreed on ICSID as a forum for investor-State dispute settlement in most international investment treaties and in numerous investment laws and contracts. ICSID is also available for state-state disputes under free trade agreements, and as an administrative registry.
ICSID was established in 1966 by the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID Convention).
The ICSID Convention is a multilateral treaty formulated by the Executive Directors of the World Bank to further the Bank’s objective of promoting international investment. ICSID is an independent, depoliticized and effective dispute-settlement institution.
ICSID maintains a list of current designees to the ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators which consists of two parts: (i) designations by the Chairman of the Administrative Council; and (ii) designations by Member States. In April 2016, Freya Baetens was designated by Belgium to serve on this list for six years.