Debevoise Lawyers Author Chapter in Private Actors in International Investment Law

2 February 2021

Debevoise partner Ina Popova and associate Katherine Seifert have contributed a chapter to the newly published Private Actors in International Investment Law entitled, “Gatekeeping, Lawmaking, and Rulemaking: Lessons from Third-Party Funding in Investment Arbitration.”

The chapter discusses the increased involvement of third-party funders in international investment arbitration, which has prompted academics and practitioners to consider how these actors fit within the traditional framework of investment disputes.

This book presents a critical review of some private actors in international investment law that typically remain outside of the spotlight. While the role played by private actors (lawyers, experts, funders, NGOs) in shaping contemporary international investment law is specifically explored, the book also examines arbitral practice and scholarly contributions as related to these private actors.

Ms. Popova is a partner in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group, focusing on international arbitration, international litigation and public international law. She is admitted to practice in Paris and New York and holds advanced degrees in English law. Ms. Seifert is an associate in the litigation department.