Gaëtan Verhoosel QCManish AggarwalTrey Childress, and Anton Chaevitch recently authored three chapters for Reflections on International Arbitration – Essays in Honour of Professor George Bermann, published by JURIS Legal Information.

Gaëtan Verhoosel QC and Manish Aggarwal wrote the chapter, “The Impact of Brexit on Investment Treaty Protection in the European Union”, which addresses the current state of intra-EU BITs and the compatibility of the pre-Brexit investment treaties with both EU law and explores the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community.

Trey Childress’ chapter, “The Use of Anti-Anti-Suit Injunctions in International Litigation”, analyses the law and policy behind anti-suit injunctions in order to understand the role that provisional measures play in international litigation and arbitration.

Anton Chaevitch authored a chapter, “The Three Paradigm Shifts of International Arbitration”.  It argues that another paradigm is needed to unlock arbitration’s full potential: arbitration (very much including international commercial arbitration) should be thought of as playing a key role in the development and improvement of legal systems and the rule of law.

The Festschrift was put together to honour Professor George Bermann’s pivotal role in the development of arbitration. To mark his 75th birthday, leading practitioners have contributed chapters to form a collection of insights from the world’s leading thinkers on where we are and where we might go.

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Gaëtan is a founding partner in the London office of Three Crowns. He has served as advocate and as arbitrator in a large number of both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

Gaëtan is a past Senior Co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association, a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, and was appointed to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators by the Kingdom of Belgium. He teaches investment treaty law at King’s College School of Law in London.

In addition to being an English solicitor-advocate, Gaëtan is also an avocat à la cour (France) and abogado (Spain).


Manish, a partner in the London office, is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate. He has extensive experience of representing clients in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across a broad range of sectors (including energy, infrastructure, life sciences, telecommunications, and technology) and in arbitration-related court litigation. Manish is a Co-Chair of the LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group and is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in arbitration and public international law by major directories such as Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500.


Trey is Of Counsel based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation, public international law, and private international law (conflict of laws). Trey has briefed and argued cases as counsel before the International Court of Justice and courts throughout the United States, including the United States Supreme Court.  He has also consulted as an expert on various matters before international arbitral tribunals and courts outside of the United States. Trey is a tenured professor of law at the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, where his scholarship and teaching focuses on international arbitration and litigation.


Anton is an associate in the Washington, DC office. His experience includes acting for clients in a wide range of commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, notably within the energy sector. Anton also regularly provides legal support pro bono. Anton completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University and holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School (James Kent Scholar), as well as a Bachelor’s Degree (magna cum laude) and a Master’s Degree from Harvard University.

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