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Bond University Professors appointed to international investment disputes panel

Bond University’s Faculty of Law has today announced that Professor Laurence Boulle AM and Adjunct Professor Lawrence Boo have been appointed by the World Bank to join a global panel of legal experts responsible for the settlement of international investment disputes.

Professor Boulle and Adjunct Professor Boo have both been appointed to join the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes between States (ICSID) Panel of Conciliators, making up two of the ten new appointments.

The ICSID is the global body responsible for the conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes between States and Nationals of Other States and plays a central role in international investment and global economic development. ICSID provides this service for 140 member States.

By providing an effective and independent dispute resolution mechanism through arbitration and conciliation, the ICSID works to encourage the international flow of private investment capital. Both Professors are acknowledged as experts in the field of conciliation in international economic law and will add their expertise to solve major trans-national disputes.

The appointments will last for six years, a significant time-frame that will see them at the forefront of international economic law in an area involving an increasing number of disputes between investors and host countries.

The announcement was made by the President of the World Bank and Chairman of the Administrative Council of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Mr. Robert B. Zoellick, highlighting the importance of the ICSID.

Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Geraldine Mackenzie congratulated them both for a remarkable professional accomplishment that places them amongst the top tier of global legal minds in their field.

“To have two of the ten new nominees appointed to this panel from the Bond community is a significant achievement and is evidence of the high calibre of legal minds here in the Faculty of Law,” Professor Mackenzie said.

Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Robert Stable congratulated Professor Boulle and Adjunct Professor Boo for their achievement on behalf of the greater university community. 

“This achievement is a testament to the excellence of the academics we attract to Bond University,” Professor Stable said.

“It further highlights the strength of the Faculty of Law and its success in creating a teaching culture that reflects the 21st century’s globalised legal environment and the issues facing it.”

This announcement caps off a year of high achievement for the Faculty of Law. It added three more international mooting titles to its already extensive collection of awards. For more information on Bond’s mooting accolades, please click here. 


ICSID is an autonomous international institution established under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States.

The Panel of Arbitrators and the Panel of Conciliators are composed of individuals appointed by ICSID Member States and by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council.

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