Monthly Archives: March 2016

ISDS – What it means in practice

The arbitral award in the case of von Pezold v Republic of Zimbabwe, issued in July 2015, has recently been released online.

The case provides an interesting example of how investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) works in practice – it also gives an interesting perspective into ISDS at a time when the debate over the TPPA seems to be dominated by more heat than balance.


John Walton inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators

It gives me great pleasure to announce that at the joint AMINZ/IAM conference, I was inducted into the International Academy of Mediators as a Fellow.  Particular thanks go to Tracy Allen and Tony Willis for supporting my membership.

The International Academy of Mediators is an invitation only which promotes mediation as a separate discipline and profession.  It is truly an honour to join such prestigious company in the mediation field.