As summer is fading away and people get back to business after their holiday period, I am happy to announce two significant developments to the International Litigation Blog.
First, I am delighted to welcome five outstanding new contributors with significant expertise in the field of transnational litigation and arbitration:
– Isabelle Van Damme (counsel at Van Bael & Bellis and former référendaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union);
– Pietro Ortolani (Radboud University, Nijmegen, and former researcher in international law and arbitration at the Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg);
– Holger Hestermeyer (King’s College, London);
– Julian Arato (Brooklyn Law School); and
– Ricardo Ampuero Llerena (President of the Peruvian Commission on Investments).
These five contributors will be invited on a periodic basis to share with us some thoughts and developments on topics of their choice relating to international litigation and arbitration. Given their impressive knowledge and experience in those fields, I am confident that we will all greatly benefit from their insights and views. For more information about them, I invite you to read their full biographies in the “About The Authors” section above.
To give you a taste, Pietro will open the floor tomorrow with a contribution covering the international litigation aspects arising in the context of blockchain and Initial Coin Offering.
Second, I am very happy to announce the launch of a Twitter account which will allow the blog to gain visibility. The goal of this Twitter account is to facilitate the sharing of blog posts and other significant news in the field of international litigation. So, don’t hesitate to follow us there too.