International Commercial Arbitration

Important Contemporary Questions

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Author: A. J. van den Berg

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041122192

Category: Law

Page: 518

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The collected papers in ICCA Congress Series no. 11, as reflected in its title, address important contemporary questions in international commercial arbitration. Included are contributions written by participants in the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration and Conciliation on its current work on the requirement of a written form for an arbitration agreement, interim measures of protection and UNCITRAL?s Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation. Further contributions give leading practitioners? views on illegality in the formation and performance of contracts or in the conduct of the arbitration, examining questions on how the arbitral tribunal should deal with these vexed issues and how forgery and fraud may be detected. The factors that lead to acceptance by parties of the decisions of arbitrators are dealt with in contributions on the psychological aspects of dispute resolution. The volume concludes with a series of articles on arbitration under investment treaties written by experienced arbitrators and practitioners, with special emphasis on ICSID and NAFTA and the emerging issues of transparency, accountability and review. Contains lengthy articles on the ongoing work of UNCITRAL on proposed amendments to the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and the recently adopted Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation Details the current thinking on the requirement of an arbitration agreement in writing and how this can be accommodated by the UNCITRAL Model Law and the 1958 New York Convention Addresses the granting of interim measures by arbitral tribunals and their enforcement by national and foreign courts Analyzes issues raised by illegality in the formation and performance of contracts and in the conduct arbitrations and provides a systematic overview of the answers given by legislation, arbitrators and courts Provides insight into the attitudes of arbitrators and parties regarding dispute settlement processes Addresses the changing public perception of arbitration under investment treaties

Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration

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Author: Alan Redfern

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9780421862401

Category: Arbitration and award, International

Page: 659

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Highly acclaimed by practitioners all over the world, Law & Practice of International Commercial Arbitration has deservedly become the leading text in its field. With its comprehensive review of the legal context within which international commercial arbitration operates, Redfern & Hunter is the ultimate user-friendly explanation of how arbitration, and in particular international commercial arbitration, works. The 4th edition has been expanded to give a wider global scope to the work. Readers can also benefit from the expert insight and advice of world-renowned international practitioners. international practitioner * Contains a comprehensive review of the international commercial arbitration process from start to finish * Includes commentary on suitable places of arbitration, developments in international trade law and the increasing harmonisation of national laws governing international arbitration * Appendices include the major international rules of arbitration and conventions * Explains how arbitration should be conducted to be cost effective and profitable * Fully updated to take account of the latest developments all over the world - including a new chapter on investment arbitrations

International Commercial Arbitration

Different Forms and Their Features

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Author: Giuditta Cordero-Moss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107033489

Category: Law

Page: 442

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Highlights specific features of various international commercial arbitration forms, thus enabling lawyers drafting arbitration clauses to make informed choices.

The fundamentals of international commercial arbitration

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Author: Niek Peters

Publisher: Maklu

ISBN: 9046609111

Category:

Page: 278

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Written from a comparative perspective, with an eye for international conventions and instruments, this book deals with the particulars of international commercial arbitration. In an easily accessible manner it amongst others considers: • the characteristics of international commercial arbitration • advantages and perceived disadvantages of international commercial arbitration • pros and cons of ad hoc and institutional arbitration • laws applicable in international commercial arbitration • essentials of the arbitration agreement and questions of arbitrability • the establishment and composition of the tribunal • the duty to disclose conflicts of interests and the challenge of arbitrators • the end of the arbitrators’ mandate and their replacement • the organisation of the arbitration • powers, duties and liability of arbitrators • the jurisdiction of arbitrators • the course of the arbitration proceedings, from the request for arbitration to the award, including questions of evidence and document production • the form and contents of awards • recognition, enforcement and annulment of awards Everything is presented practically and analytically, amongst others drawing on case law different and the experience of the author. Where indicated national arbitration acts as well as various predrafted arbitration rules are compared and differences are highlighted. For those who want to get acquainted with international commercial arbitration or seek guidance with regard to a specific question that may arise in the course of an international commercial arbitration this book provides a convenient work.

International Commercial Arbitration

American Principles and Practice in a Global Context

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Author: Jack J. Coe

Publisher: Transnational Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 948

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This practical handbook of the principles & procedures of international commercial arbitration gains in usefulness & prestige each year. Emphasizing the features of American law that pervade international practice in this field, it is of inestimable value to practitioners both in & outside the United States. Introductory chapters on the international business environment & alternative dispute settlement methods apart from arbitration are followed by a general presentation of common themes in international commercial arbitration. The author then provides an introduction to the American system for the foreign reader. Further chapters cover the arbitration agreement & its enforcement, drafting considerations for the arbitral clause, a survey of arbitral institutions, judicial assistance for arbitration, aspects of arbitral proceedings, & the powers & functions of the arbitral tribunal. Matters relating to the award are also covered, & a final chapter deals with the particular situation of the State as a party to arbitration.

International Arbitration and International Commercial Law

Synergy, Convergence, and Evolution : Liber Amicorum Eric Bergsten

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Author: Eric E. Bergsten

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041135227

Category: Law

Page: 842

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Over the last half-century, as UNCITRAL official, professor, arbitrator and father of the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot, Eric Bergsten has been at the forefront of progress in international commercial arbitration. Now, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, the international arbitration and sales law community has gathered to honour him with this substantial collection of new essays on the many facets of the field to which he continues to bring his intellect, integrity, inquisitive nature, eye for detail, precision, and commitment to public service. Celebrating the long-standing and sustained contribution Eric Bergsten has made in international commercial law, international arbitration, and legal education, more than fifty colleagues - among them quite a few of the best-known arbitrators and arbitration academics in the world - present 45 pieces that, individually both engaging and incisive, collectively present a thorough and far-reaching account of the state of the field today, with contributions covering international sales law, commercial law, commercial arbitration, and investment arbitration. In addition, nine essays on issues in legal education mirror the great importance of the renowned Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Eric's Vienna project which has offered a life-changing experience for so many young lawyers from all over the world.

International Commercial Arbitration in New York

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Author: James H. Carter,John Fellas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019993861X

Category: Law

Page: 710

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International Commercial Arbitration in New York focuses on the distinctive aspects of international arbitration in New York. Serving as an essential strategic guide, this book allows practitioners to represent clients more effectively in cases where New York is implicated as either the place of arbitration or evidence or assets are located in New York. Each chapter elucidates a vital topic, including the existing New York legal landscape, drafting considerations for clauses designating New York as the place of arbitration, and material and advice on selecting arbitrators. The book also covers a series of topics at the intersection of arbitral process and the New York courts, including jurisdiction, enforcing arbitration agreements, and obtaining preliminary relief and discovery. Class action arbitration, challenging and enforcing arbitral awards, and biographical materials on New York-based international arbitrators is also included, making this a comprehensive, valuable resource for practitioners.

Comparative International Commercial Arbitration

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Author: Julian D. M. Lew,Loukas A. Mistelis,Stefan Michael Kröll,Stefan Kröll

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041115684

Category: Law

Page: 953

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This treatise describes the practice of international commercial arbitration with reference to the major international treaties and instruments, arbitration rules and national laws. It provides an analysis of the interaction between party autonomy and arbitration practice.

Fouchard, Gaillard, Goldman on International Commercial Arbitration

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Author: Philippe Fouchard,Berthold Goldman

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041110259

Category: Law

Page: 1280

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Based on and includes revisions to : Traité de l'arbitrage commercial international / Ph. Fouchard, E. Gaillard, B. Goldman. 1996--Cf. foreword.

Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration

A Comparative Analysis of the Position under English, US, German and French Law

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Author: Kyriaki Noussia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642102240

Category: Law

Page: 200

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Arbitration is an essential component in business. In an age when transparency is a maxim, important issues which the laws governing arbitration currently fail to address are the extent to which disclosure of information can be constrained by private agreement along with the extent to which the duty to preserve confidentiality can be stretched. Absent a coherent legal framework and extensive qualitative and quantitative data, it is equally difficult to suggest and predict future directions. This book offers a tool for attaining centralised access to otherwise fragmentary and dispersed material, as well as a comprehensive analysis and detailed exposition of the position in relation to confidentiality in arbitration in the jurisdictions of England, USA, France and Germany.

Essays on International Commercial Arbitration

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Author: Petar Sarcevic

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9780860107057

Category: Law

Page: 247

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In the light of the considerable reliance placed by the international business community on systems of dispute settlement, this work gathers together contributions (in French & English) by experts from a wide range of specialisations. They successfully address the regulation & practice of arbitration in the Arab World, assessing the contribution of European & American legislation & the impact of the UNCITRAL model law. The contributions by eminent legal practitioners, academics, members of government & judiciary, reflect also upon current developments. The volume publishes the proceedings of the third Euro-Arab Congress held in Amman, October 1989; the second volume Euro-Arab Arbitration II was published in 1989 by Graham & Trotman.

International Commercial Arbitration

An Asia-Pacific Perspective

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Author: Simon Greenberg,Christopher Kee,J. Romesh Weeramantry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949449X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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There has been an exponential rise in the use of ICA for resolving international business disputes, yet international arbitration is a scarcely regulated, specialty industry. International Commercial Arbitration: An Asia Pacific Perspective is the first book to explain ICA topic by topic with an Asia Pacific focus. Written for students and practising lawyers alike, this authoritative book covers the principles of ICA thoroughly and comparatively. For each issue it utilises academic writings from Asia, Europe and elsewhere, and draws on examples of legislation, arbitration procedural rules and case law from the major Asian jurisdictions. Each principle is explained with a simple statement before proceeding to more technical, theoretical or comparative content. Real-world scenarios are employed to demonstrate actual application to practice. International Commercial Arbitration is an invaluable resource that provides unique insight into real arbitral practice specific to the Asia Pacific region, within a global context.

Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration

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Author: Ileana M. Smeureanu

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041132260

Category: Law

Page: 232

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After neutrality and international enforcement, the next most valued feature of international commercial arbitration is confidentiality. For reasons easy to imagine, businessmen do not want their trade secrets, business plans, strategies, contracts, financial results or any other types of business information to be publicly accessible, as would commonly happen in court proceedings. Yet the case law of arbitration shows that in practical terms confidentiality is not to be taken for granted - in fact, it has become one of the most undetermined matters in international arbitration. Although 'the emperor of arbitration may have clothes, ' as one scholar has quipped, his raiments of secrecy can be 'torn with surprising ease'. This book deciphers the current degree of confidentiality in international commercial arbitration as reflected by the most important arbitration rules, national laws, other arbitration-related enactments, and practices of arbitral tribunals and domestic courts globally. Drawing on this data and analysis, the author then sets forth criteria to assess the breach of confidentiality in international arbitration and the proper rules for protecting or sanctioning such breaches. What do we understand by confidentiality in arbitration? What are its limitations? Who is bound to observe it? How can we quantify its breach? In addressing these questions, the book engages such issues as the following: reasons for disclosure - e.g., for the establishment of a defence, for the enforcement of rights, in the public interest or in the interests of justice disclosure by consent, express or implied; circumstances triggering statutory obligation of disclosure; recent trends towards greater transparency in investor-State arbitration; court measures in support of arbitral confidentiality such as award of damages for breach of confidentiality; and categories of persons bound by confidentiality, including third parties such as witnesses and experts. Structured along the main stages of the arbitral process, the analysis covers the duty of confidentiality from the initiation of arbitral proceedings through their unfolding to the issuance of the award and after. The scope of confidentiality is reviewed in the practice of arbitral tribunals and domestic courts, and from the perspective of international arbitration institutions, with detailed attention to various arbitration rules and numerous significant cases. In its elucidation of the amount of confidentiality that 'veils' each phase of the arbitral process, and its ground-breaking identification of 'patterns of disclosure', this book is sure to raise awareness about the various facets and problems posed by confidentiality in arbitration. Although its scholarly contribution to the law of international commercial arbitration cannot be gainsaid, corporate counsel worldwide will quickly prize its more practical value.

New Horizons in International Commercial Arbitration and Beyond

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Author: A. J. van den Berg

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041123482

Category: Law

Page: 627

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ICCA's Congress Series No. 12, reflecting the contributions of numerous renown arbitration experts to the 2004 ICCA Beijing Conference, commences with an overview of the current international arbitration regime in China and Hong Kong, noting both the progress that has been achieved and the work that remains to be done there. The remainder of the volume comprises two sets of papers on contemporary substantive and procedural issues in international commercial arbitration. The first set contains in-depth reports on the topical subjects of arbitration of foreign investment disputes, the granting of provisional or interim measures with respect to arbitration and the enforceability of awards, supplemented by commentary from the point of view of various specializations and regions. The second, also using the format of reports and commentary, addresses modalities of conciliation and settlement in relation to arbitration, including various non-binding (ADR) processes, issues (drafting step clauses and confidentiality) in integrated dispute resolution systems, which may combine conciliation and arbitration, and the role of arbitrators as settlement facilitators.

The Principles and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration

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Author: Margaret L. Moses

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107151872

Category: Law

Page: 432

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This book explains how and why arbitration works. offering comprehensive coverage of the basic requirements, including recent changes in arbitration laws, rules, and guidelines.

Bias Challenges in International Commercial Arbitration

The Need for a 'real Danger' Test

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Author: Sam Luttrell

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041131914

Category: Law

Page: 296

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Shows how 'dirty' challenge tactics are made viable primarily by the prevalence of a judicially derived test for bias which focuses on appearances, rather than facts and He argues that the most commonly used test of bias, the 'reasonable apprehension' test, makes it easy to allege a lack of impartiality and independence.

Practitioner's Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration

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Author: Frank-Bernd Weigand

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579971

Category: Law

Page: 1848

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The Practitioner's Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration provides concise country reports on important jurisdictions for international arbitral proceedings, as well as commentaries on well-known arbitration rules which are frequently incorporated in international legal agreements. Most international commercial contracts now include an arbitration clause as an alternative to resolving disputes in the state courts. This second edition of the Practitioner's Handbook includes newly updated country chapters, expanded international coverage and commentary on the most important arbitration rules worldwide. It is written by world-leading arbitration practitioners and academics and combines a practical approach with in-depth legal research and analysis of important national and international case law. The book is unique in its coverage, providing uniformly designed country reports and thorough commentaries on internationally recognized arbitration rules in just one volume. There are individual chapters for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, China & Hong Kong, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, USA. Each country report covers: jurisdiction, the tribunal, arbitration procedure, the award, amendments and challenge to the award, liability of arbitrators and enforcement of national awards; and provides details of national arbitration laws, arbitral institutions in the jurisdiction, model arbitration clauses and a bibliography, including a list of key judicial decisions. The first edition was reviewed as "an outstanding book" and "an extremely useful tool". The work is an indispensable one-stop reference point for lawyers drafting international arbitration clauses or handling arbitration proceedings in different countries.