We at Kluwer Arbitration blog are most pleased to welcome Andrew Newcombe as our newest contributor. Andrew teaches commercial, international economic and arbitration law at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada. His research and writing focuses primarily on investment treaty law and arbitration. In 2004, he established investment treaty arbitration, a resource website on investment treaty law. Earlier this year, he published Law and Practice of Investment Treaties: Standards of Treatment, with Lluis Paradell. Prior to joining the University of Victoria, he worked with the International Arbitration and Public International Law Groups at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris.