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Dr Crina Baltag

Senior Lecturer in Law

Crina Baltag

Dr Crina Baltag is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She mainly teaches International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Treaty Arbitration, and International Commercial Litigation.

Crina publishes extensively in these fields. Her publications include the leading monograph on The Energy Charter Treaty. The Notion of Investor (Wolters Kluwer, 2012) and the recent book (editor) on the ICSID Convention After 50 Years: Unsettled Issues (Wolters Kluwer, 2017).

The Energy Charter Treaty - The Notion of Investor

Crina has over 14 years of experience as counsel, arbitrator and lecturer, as well as director of an arbitration institution. She is listed as arbitrator with various arbitration institutions and regularly sits on the editorial boards of various journals. Crina is also the associate editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

Crina holds a PhD from Queen Mary University of London, an LLM degree in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University, an MSc in International Business from Academy of Economic Studies, Romania, and an LLB degree from University of Bucharest. Crina is a member of the Romanian Bar Association and registered as an attorney-at-law since 2004. Previously, Crina was the Secretary General of the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the American Chamber of Commerce Brazil and, before that, she was with law firms and universities from Romania, Austria, UK, and Brazil. Crina speaks Romanian fluently (native), English, Portuguese and has a good knowledge of French.

Other References


  • Ph.D. – Queen Mary University of London
  • LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law – Stockholm University
  • M.Sc. in International Business – Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
  • LL.B. – University of Bucharest

Teaching Expertise

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • Ph.D. supervision

Research Interests

  • Investment Treaty Law (incl. the ICSID Convention)
  • Energy Law and Arbitration
  • Mediation and other forms of ADR, with particular focus on commercial and investment disputes
  • International Commercial Arbitration, with particular interest in the role of arbitration institutions, role of arbitrators; due process; setting aside and recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards


Books and Book Chapters

ICSID Convention after 50 years - unsettled issues

  • ICSID Convention After 50 Years: Unsettled Issues, (ed.), [2017], Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 9789041166333
  • The Energy Charter Treaty: The Notion of Investor, [2012], Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 9789041134288
  • Anti-Suit Injunctions and Other Means of Indirect Enforcement of Arbitration Agreement in The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration (Stavros L. Brekoulakis, Julian D.M. Lew, Loukas A. Mistelis), [2016], Wolters Kuwer, ISBN 9789041170040
  • Investment Arbitration in Romania in Arbitration in Romania: A Practitioner's Guide (Crenguta Leaua, Flavius Baias), [2016], Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 9789041166982
  • Arbitration in Romania in World Arbitration Reporter (Loukas Mistelis, Laurence Shore and Hans Smit), [2016], Juris Publishing, ISBN: 9781933833460
  • Denial of Benefits Clause and Article 17 of the Energy Charter Treaty, (co-author), [2009], Penn State Law Review, volume 113, no. 4; republished in Building Civilization of Arbitration (Thomas E. Carbonneau and Angelica M. Sinopoles), 2010 Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, ISBN: 9780854900688

Articles and Papers

  • Denial of Benefits of Investment Treaties: A Step Further?, [2015], 34 Revista Romana de Arbitraj, 1-6
  • Novos Regulamentos de Arbitragem e Mediação da AMCHAM: O Papel das Instituições na Busca pela Eficiência dos Métodos Alternativos de Resolução de Conflitos, (co-authored), [2015], 44 Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação, 27-36
  • What’s New with the Energy Charter Treaty?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, [2015], 13 June 2013
  • Preserving the Spirit of Arbitration and Mediation: The New Rules of the Amcham Brazil Arbitration and Mediation Center, [2015], Young Arbitration Review
  • “Denial of Benefits” Clause in Pac Rim v. El Salvador and Liman v. Kazakhstan, [2014], 15(3-4) The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 726-736
  • Brazilian Arbitration Law: In Need of a Facelift?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, [2013], 27 April 2013
  • Argentinian Crisis Revisited, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, [2013], 27 January 2013
  • Arbitrating Investment Disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty, [2013], 27 Revista Romana de Arbitraj, 31-43
  • ICSID Jurisdiction over Sovereign Debts and Mass Claims Disputes, [2012], 33 Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação, 413-434
  • Some Thoughts on the Future of the Energy Charter Treaty Transit Protocol: Looking Back at the Gas Transit Disputes, [2012], 10 Oil and Gas & Energy Law, issue 3
  • Keeping Up with the Notion of Investment: The Case of the Energy Charter Treaty, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, [2012], 16 April 2012
  • The Energy Charter Treaty and the ‘Provisional Application’ Rule, [2010], 2 Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation, 34-64
  • Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against States, [2009], 19 American Review of International Arbitration, 391-414
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Settlement in International Arbitration: Corporate Attitudes and Practices, co-author, [2009], 19 American Review of International Arbitration, 319-376
  • Admission of Investments and the ICSID Convention, [2009], 6 Transnational Dispute Management, issue 1
  • Trends and Challenges in International Arbitration: Two Surveys of In-House Counsel of Major Corporations, co-author, [2008], 2 World Arbitration and Mediation Review 5, 84-105
  • Tratatele bilaterale de promovare si protectie a investitiilor: drepturile substantiale ale investitorilor [Bilateral Investment Treaties: substantive rights of investors], [2008], 2 Revista Romana de Drept Privat, 15-29
  • Case Comment: Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka AS v Slovakia, ICSID Case No ARB/97/4, [2008], Investment Claims
  • Precedent on Notion of Investment: ICSID Award in MHS v. Malaysia, [2007], 4 Transnational Dispute Management, issue 5
  • Territoriality under the ICSID Convention: Two Issues, [2007], 4 Transnational Dispute Management, issue 5
  • The Risk of Investment under the ICSID Convention, [2006], 3 Transnational Dispute Management, issue 5
  • Notiunea de investitie potrivit Conventiei pentru reglementarea diferendelor relative la investitii intre state si persoane ale altor state [The Notion of 'Investment' under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States], [2006], 4 Revista Romana de Drept al Afacerilor, 25-36

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