SALZBURG, AUSTRIA—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney John Branson chaired a panel on Investment Arbitration at the 10th Biennial Arbitration Symposium, hosted by the Center for International Legal Studies. 

The Biennial Symposium was held in Salzburg, Austria between June 7-10 and included renowned arbitration practitioners from around the world.  Branson’s panel focused on the current challenges facing the Investor-State Disputes Settlement (ISDS) system, including the recent Achmea decision, the proposed reforms in revised Bi-lateral Investment Treaties (BITs), and the debate on institutional reforms discussed in the UNCITRAL working groups II & III.  

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John Branson represents clients in cross-border disputes across a range of industries. He acts in complex, high-value matters with a focus on commercial and investment arbitrations. Branson has experience with commercial claims, such as breach of contract and business torts and has represented foreign sovereigns in international investment disputes. His experience includes advising clients and appearing as counsel in arbitrations under most of the leading institutions (ICSID, PCA, SIAC, SCIA, LCIA, ICDR) as well as ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Rules.