Oana-Maria Stefanescu is a doctoral candidate at McGill University Faculty of Law. Her dissertation explores cross-jurisdictional citation practices among national and international courts and tribunals, aiming to deconstruct and reinterpret common dogmas about adjudication.
Ms. Stefanescu obtained an LLM from the same institution with a focus on international investment arbitration (2018) and completed her BCL studies at West University of Timisoara, Romania (2016). Her current research interests include international commercial and investment arbitration, legal theory, and tech law. Ms. Stefanescu is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, such as the Aubrey Senez Fellowship in Law, the Yves Fortier International Arbitration Graduate Award, and Graduate Excellence Awards. In addition to her academic pursuits, she is an active member of the McGill community. Ms. Stefanescu currently sits as a Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) representative on several committees. Previously, she was involved in the organization of the 12th Annual Graduate Law Conference and acted as Senior and Executive editor at the McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution.
Regulating “ Double-Hatting ” in ISDS : A Comparative Analysis
The rise to prominence of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) on the international scene has been accompanied by escalating opposition. Although the breadth of criticism is extensive and diverse, the arbitrators’ involvement in multiple roles as adjudicators, counsel, expert witnesses, or tribunal secretaries, thus wearing “double hats,” raises unique challenges to their legitimacy. Despite ongoing efforts […]