New Competency Criteria for Investor-State Mediators

Investor-state disputes are constantly changing, as are the ways they are being resolved. While arbitration is well known in the area of investor-state disputes, mediation is also beginning to gain ground as a potential choice for some investors.

In September, the International Mediation Institute (IMI) published a comprehensive set of Competency Criteria for Investor-State Mediators, aiming to assist users and providers of dispute resolution services in selecting suitable mediators for disputes between private sector entities and states. 

In a press release issued by IMI, mediation was described as presenting a “credible and compelling option for both investors and states seeking to settle disagreements and disputes arising from (or to engage in constru