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Sébastien Manciaux Professor of Law University of Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Sébastien Manciaux

Professor of Law
University of Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Sébastien Manciaux is Law Professor (Maître de conférences) at the University of Burgundy (Bourgogne) and a member of the CREDIMI, Centre de Recherche sur le Droit des Investissements et des Marchés Internationaux (Research Centre on Investment and International Trade Law).

He teaches International Investment Law, Investment Arbitration, International Trade Law and International Arbitration to graduated students in France (University of Burgundy, University of Paris Saclay) and abroad (Tunis 2007, 2012 and 2017, Marrakech 2008, 2011 and 2014, Quebec 2011, Rio de Janeiro 2013, Tehran 2015).

He is frequently invited to international conferences in France (mainly in Paris) and abroad (Panama, London, La Habana, Houston, Luxembourg, Tunis, Santo Domingo, Madrid, Geneva, etc.) and has written many articles dealing with International Arbitration and/or Investment Law in French, English and Spanish, including:

  1. La régulation d’origine privée des opérations d’investissement » in Le droit des investissements internationaux : perspectives croisées, Sabrina Robert-Cuendet dir., Bruylant, 2017, pp. 171-190 .
  2. Quelles règles pour un droit méditerranéen des investissements ? Vision prospective », in Vers une Lex mediterranea des investissements dans les pays de l’Union pour la Méditerranée, Filali Osman et Lotfi Chedli dir., Bruylant, 2016, pp. 31-52 .
  3. The Paris Court of Appeal overturned the Tapie award », S.A. CDR-Consortium de réalisation and al. v. Bernard Tapie and al, The Commercial, Shipping & Investment Arbitration Watch, issue n° 25, January –March 2015, p. 4.
  4. L’arbitre est un juge » in Le juge et l’arbitrage, Sami Bostanji, Ferhat Horchani and Sébastien Manciaux dir., Pédone, 2014, pp. 31-43 .
  5. El consentimiento al arbitrage CIADI dado en una ley », in Direito Internacional dos Investimentos, Marilda Rosado dir., Editora Renovar do Rio de Janeiro, 2014, pp. 215-232 .
  6. The representation of States before ICSID Tribunals », Journal of International Dispute Settlement, n° 1, 2011, pp. 1-10.
  7. La implicacion de inversionistas extranjeros en ciertas violaciones a los derechos humanos », 11 Actualidad Juridica, n° 21, Enero 2010, pp. 71-87.
  8. The Relationship between States and their Instrumentalities in Investment Arbitration », in State Entities in International Arbitration, Emmanuel Gaillard dir., Juris Publishing Inc., IAI series on International Arbitration n° 4, 2008, pp 195-221.
  9. The notion of Investment : New controversies », 9 Journal of World Investment and Trade, n° 6, Dec. 2008, pp. 801-824.
  10. Les mesures équivalentes à une expropriation dans l’arbitrage international relatif aux investissements », in Où va le droit des investissements ?, actes du colloque éponyme de Tunis des 3 et 4 mars 2006, Ferhat Horchani dir., Pedone, 2006, pp. 73-94 .
  11. Jurisidiction ratione temporis and Existence of a Dispute: Some Remarks about ICSID Recent Case-Law”, 2006(6) Int’l Bus. L.J. / Rev. Dr. Aff. Int., 789.
  12. Changement de législation fiscale et arbitrage international » in Arbitrage et Fiscalité, actes du colloque éponyme organisé à Dijon le 6 octobre 2000, Rev. arb., 2001, pp. 311-342.

Dr Manciaux main work consists in his book on ICSID activity: Investissements étrangers et arbitrage entre Etats et ressortissants d’autres Etats: Trente année d’activité du CIRDI, Travaux du Credimi, vol. 24, Paris, LexisNexis, 2004, 727p.

He also acts as counsel or expert (mainly in favour of States and State entities) in Commercial arbitration proceedings and Investment arbitration proceedings under the aegis of ICSID, ICC, or in ad hoc proceedings with application of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Finally, Sébastien Manciaux is:

  1. An Editorial Board Member of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.
  2. A Member of the International Arbitration Institut (IAI).
  3. A Member of the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA).
  4. A Member of Francarbi (Belgian association for international arbitration).
  5. A Member of the Andrès Bello association (French and South-American lawyers).
  6. One of the three co-moderators of the international discussion forum OGEMID (Oil, Gas, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Disputes) involving lawyers from around the world.