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A Liber Amicorum: Thomas Walde: Law Beyond Conventional Thought

Edited by: Jacques Werner, Arif Hyder Ali

ISBN13: 9781907174018
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Cameron May Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book was published in honour of Thomas Walde, who tragically passed away in October 2008. The editors Jacques Werner and Arif Hyder Ali gathered an impressive collection of essays by practioners, arbitrators and professors who knew Thomas Walde in a modest effort to capture Thomas' never ending interests.

In 1980, he joined the UN and later became UN Interregional Adviser on international investment policy and petroleum/mineral legislation. He advised numerous governments on legislative reform and contract negotiations with international investors.

He was also, from 1981 to 1983, UN investigator on occupation practices in Palestinian territories and was responsible for the Secretary General's reports on 'Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources' and on the Permanent Sovereignty in Occupied Palestinian Territories. He initiated the UN project for environmental guidelines in mining and was chair of the drafting group that produced the first version of the 'Berlin Guidelines' in 1990.

In 1991, he joined the University of Dundee as Director of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). He was later awarded by the European Commission a Jean-Monnet chair in European Economic and Energy Law. After stepping down from the post of Director in 2001, he maintained his role as a teacher and expanded his activities in the field of dispute resolution and arbitration, where he quickly enhanced his already formidable reputation.

Whilst at the University of Dundee, Thomas came up with the idea to extend his global network to develop an extraordinary virtual campus of leading practitioners and scholars around the world, who became part of the Dundee intellectual family. In recent years, OGEL & TDM became an important instrument in these networks.

There are so many of Thomas' accomplishments that could easily inform these lines, although perhaps the one that became so important to so many of us is the OGEMID on-line forum - a forum that reflected Thomas' understanding of technology and its role in intellectual development, that reflected his ability to move issues and agendas, and that connected legal and non-legal professionals from around the world in a democracy of legal dialogue, debate and thought.

Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Foreword, Jacques Werner & Arif Hyder Ali
Search Engines, Copyright and Innovative Business Models: How Google Sought to Monopolize/Free [Delete as Appropriate] the Printed Word, Charlotte Walde
Legal Issues of Opec Production Management Practices and the Law: An Overview, Melaku G. Desta
Dispute Prevention and Dispute Settlement: Reflections on Discussions With Thomas Walde, Hew R. Dundas
The Wisdom of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation, William F. Fox
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: Walde's Defence of 'Specialisation' in the Interpretation of Investment Treaties, John P. Gaffney
Investment Treaties and Domestic Courts: A Transactional Mosaic Reviving Thomas Walde's Legacy, Walid Ben Hamida
The Changing Face of Political Risk in the Energy Industry, Mirian Kene Kachikwu
Fat Cats and 'Windfall' Taxes in the Natural Resources Industry: Legal and Political Analysis in the light of Modern Investment Treaties, Abba Kolo
Professor Thomas Walde: In Memoriam of the Friend, Andrey Konoplyanik
Global Financial Crisis to Put The PSA Regime in Russia Back on the Agenda, Andrey Konoplyanik
Interpretation in International Investment Arbitration - Through the Looking Glass, Ian Laird
Thomas on the Formation of International Arbitral Tribunals: 'The Conversation', Michael McIlwrath
Bifurcation of Title in International Oil & Gas Agreements, A. Timothy Martin
Investment Claims and Arbitrator Comportment, William Park
A United Nations' Liaison Hub and Ombudsoffice in International Economic Relations: A Proposal, Chitra Radhakishun
Courts and Arbitration: Forming Choices for Young Lawyers, Klaus Reichert
Investment Treaties and the Russian Bear: Baiting the Bear? Noah Rubins & Azizjon Nazarov
Moral Damages in International Investment Law: Some Preliminary Thoughts in the Aftermath of Desert Line v Yemen, Borzu Sabahi
At What Time Must Legitimate Expectations Exist?, Christoph Schreuer & Ursula Kriebaum
Unlawful or Bad Faith Conduct as a Bar to Claims in Investment Arbitration, Abby Cohen Smutny & Petr Polašek