ArbDB Chambers Members, Mark Appel, Wolf von Kumberg and Michael Cover, are now participating in the Investor State Mediation Task Force of the International Mediation Institute (IMI). Mark Appel was already the Chair of this Task Force and Wolf von Kumberg and they have been now been joined by Michael Cover. IMI is a non-profit public interest initiative to drive transparency and high competency standards into mediation practice across all fields worldwide. The Task Force has already released a report on Competency Criteria for Investor-State Mediators and will be doing further work in conjunction with, for example, the Energy Charter Secretariat in this area. Wolf von Kumberg is an IMI Board Director and Mark Appel is an Honorary Board Director of IMI.
Mark Appel, ArbDB Chambers Member and Chair of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force commented: “We are delighted that Michael Cover has now joined Wolf von Kumberg and I on the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. We have a lot of important work to do, including with the Energy Charter Secretariat, with which we have already done work with CEDR and ICSID, and also in commenting on the very recent EU Public Consultation on a Multilateral Reform of Investment Dispute Resolution”.