The Duty of Personal Diligence and Integrity

  • Katia Fach Gómez


This chapter aims to define the contours of the duty of personal diligence and integrity. This duty is highly complex, and this chapter deals with three different facets of this duty individually: non-delegation of responsibilities; time-related availability, and appropriate behaviour. Each section of this chapter examines the way in which these concepts have been shaped, in both commercial arbitration and in other contexts, such as the judicial, when necessary. The final aim is to put forward practical ideas on the specific content that should be attributed to these notions in the investment arbitration environment. It is also argued that these issues will need to be defined more clearly in the future, in contexts such as ICSID, the ICS, and a possible MIC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katia Fach Gómez
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  1. 1.Tenured Professor (Profesora Titular) at the Law SchoolUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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