Ethics in International Arbitration

Author: Catherine Rogers

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780195337693

Category: Law

Page: 352

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Although international arbitration is a remarkably resilient institution, many unresolved and largely unacknowledged ethical quandaries lurk below the surface. With the expansion of world trade, the pool of parties, counsel, experts and arbitrators has become more numerous and more diverse, such that informal social controls are no longer a sufficient substitute for formal ethical regulation. At the same time, the international arbitration system has veered sharply toward more formal and transparent procedures, meaning that ethical transgressions are bound to become more evident and less tolerable. Despite these clear signals, regulation of various actors in the system-arbitrators, lawyers, experts and arbitral institutions-has not evolved to keep apace of these needs. Ethics in International Arbitration provides a framework for developing much needed formal ethical rules and a reliable enforcement regime in the international arbitration system. Catherine Rogers accomplishes this goal in three parts. The first Part analyzes the underlying problems caused by the current lack of regulation and reveal how these problems affect modern international arbitration practice. The Second Part proposes a theoretical framework for resolving these conflicts so effective ethical rules can be developed to guide and regulate various participants' conduct, and the third part proposes integrated mechanisms for enforcing ethical rules.
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Ethics in International Arbitration

Author: Catherine A. Rogers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198713203

Category: Law

Page: 416

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International arbitration is a remarkably resilient institution, but many unresolved and largely unacknowledged ethical quandaries lurk below the surface. Globalization of commercial trade has increased the number and diversity of parties, counsel, experts and arbitrators, which has in turn lead to more frequent ethical conflicts just as procedures have become more formal and transparent. The predictable result is that ethical transgressions are increasingly evident and less tolerable. Despite these developments, regulation of various actors in the system arbitrators, lawyers, experts, third-party funders and arbitral institutions remains ambiguous and often ineffectual. Ethics in International Arbitration systematically analyses the causes and effects of these developments as they relate to the professional conduct of arbitrators, counsel, experts, and third-party funders in international commercial and investment arbitration. This work proposes a model for effective ethical self-regulation, meaning regulation of professional conduct at an international level and within existing arbitral procedures and structures. The work draws on historical developments and current trends to propose analytical frameworks for addressing existing problems and reifying the legitimacy of international arbitration into the future.
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Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration

Author: Günther J. Horvath,Stephan Wilske

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041140029

Category: Law

Page: 429

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To an extent that may surprise many, international arbitral proceedings are prone to serious interference from the obstructive or even criminal behaviour of interested and‘stakeholdersand’. Numerous anecdotes involving not only bribery and subornation but actual violent threats of retaliation have emerged since the editors of this book addressed an audience at the Vienna Arbitration Days 2010, at which time they used the popular term guerilla and– denoting such tactics as ambushes, sabotage, and intimidation and– to evoke their topic, and called for effective means to combat this undermining of the integrity and popularity of international arbitration. Their call bore fruit, and this collection of contributions by a wide spread of seasoned arbitration practitioners and– the driving forces in their field and– as well as leading academics with distinguished backgrounds and reputations bears powerful witness to the importance of the subject. Going beyond anecdote, these authors adopt an analytic view of guerrilla tactics in arbitration as a broad collective of unconventional means that undermine the mechanismand’s envisioned mode of operation. They offer eminently practical, and‘hands-onand’ discussions that give this topic foundation and elaborate on the issue in detail, from the perspectives of counsel, arbitrators, and arbitral institutions, to the specifics and intricacies of national and international litigation and the role of international institutions, to an intensive discussion on ethics in international arbitration, and and– most importantly and– the way forward. Among the specific topics are the following: dealing with state entities; sanctions available for arbitrators to curtail guerrilla tactics; influence of international institutions; and use of diplomatic channels. The book describes actual experiences from all major legal systems worldwide. Further practical guidance includes details of how to seek assistance from state courts, bar associations, the IMF, and the World Bank. As an invaluable source of knowledge and guidance, particularly as an instrument available to practitioners faced with arbitration guerrillas in jurisdictions all over the world, this book will rapidly become an indispensable handbook for use in difficult factual situations where time and means of recourse are limited.
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Behind the Scenes in International Arbitration

Author: Ugo Draetta

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1933833807

Category: Law

Page: 126

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Behind the Scenes in International Arbitration reveals what really happens behind the scenes of the large stage of international arbitration -- a world of its own. Though arbitration has become a big business, its proceedings are not open to the public at large, because of their confidential -- and sometimes opaque -- nature. Thus, Ugo Draetta offers his perspective as an insider, outlining some behaviors of the various players on the arbitration stage, which are sometimes irrational, emotional, bizarre or counterproductive. Drawn from the personal experiences of the author's 30 years in the field, the book is essentially based on a number of real life anecdotes (obviously on a no name basis), some of which will have you laughing out loud. The players identified in the book are (a) the Parties, (b) the outside counsel, (c) the in-house counsel, (d) the arbitrators, and (e) the arbitral institutions. A separate chapter is devoted to each one of these players, ending with a “memo” summarizing the behaviors to be avoided. Behind the Scenes in International Arbitration is not a legal book, nor a book dealing with “ethics” of the arbitration... As examples, the author considers the "King Solomon" syndrome of many arbitrators, the prima donna attitudes, the loneliness of the sole arbitrator, and compares the number of arbitration cases with the number of shark attacks resultant of available statistics. This book aims to increase the efficiency, seriousness and dignity of arbitration proceedings, to the advantage of those who are presently players or aspire to become players in the arbitration stage.
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Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration

Author: Lisa Bench Nieuwveld,Victoria Shannon Sahani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041161116

Category: Law

Page: 255

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About this book: Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration expertly reveals the nuances of third-party funding in international arbitration, examines the phenomenon in key jurisdictions, and provides a reliable resource for users and potential users who may wish to tap into and make use of this distinctive funding tool. Since the first edition of this invaluable book in 2012, third-party funding has become more mainstream in international arbitration practice. The second edition includes discussion of recent institutional developments as they relate to third-party funding, including the work of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on third-party funding and how third-party funding is being incorporated into arbitral rules and investment treaties. What's in this book: Focusing on Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, and South Africa, the authors analyze and assess the legal regime based upon legislation, judicial opinions, ethics opinions, and practitioner anecdotes describing the state of third-party funding in each jurisdiction. In addition to updating summaries of the law of the various jurisdictions, the second edition includes a new chapter addressing third-party funding in investor-state arbitration. Among the issues raised and examined are the following: payment of adverse costs; "Before-the-Event" and "After-the-Event" insurance; attorney financing: pro bono representation, contingency representation, conditional fee arrangements; loans; ethical doctrines affecting the third-party funding industry; possible future bundling, securitization, and trading of legal claims; the risk that the funder may put its own interests ahead of the client's interests; and whether the existence of a funding agreement must or should be disclosed to the decision maker. This updated book is well written and covers an interesting, topical, and previously unexplored aspect of international arbitration, and it concludes with observations regarding third-party funding in international investment arbitration and predictions regarding the future of the third-party funding industry worldwide. How this will help you: This book ensures appropriate legal knowledge of worldwide jurisdictions' treatment of third-party funders and proceeds confidently through the maze of unresolved ethical considerations that arise when third-party funding is involved. Ably providing a thorough understanding of what third-party funding entails and what legal parameters exist, this book will be of compelling interest to parties aiming to take advantage of the high values, speed, reduced evidentiary costs, industry expertise, and high award enforceability characteristic of the third-party funding arrangements available in international arbitration.
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Soft Law in International Arbitration

Author: Lawrence W. Newman,Michael J. Radine

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1937518434

Category: Law

Page: 470

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Présentation de l'éditeur : "In recent years, a growing body of provisions called "protocols," "guidelines," "checklists" or even "rules" has emerged in international arbitration. Unlike national or international law, or institutional arbitral rules, these provisions are not "mandatory" for arbitration participants. They range from provisions that can be incorporated into the parties' agreement to arbitrate to suggestions as to the best practices that arbitrators and other arbitration participants may choose to follow. These materials are often collectively referred to as "soft law." Soft Law in International Arbitration provides a guide to what the editors consider to be the most useful of such materials. The book organizes these materials into five categories, each introduced with commentary by a prominent member of the international arbitration community. Thus, the eighteen documents contained in this book can be regarded as helping to fill in the spaces that substantive law and arbitration rules have intentionally left blank. Soft Law in International Arbitration is an indispensable commentary for practitioners and academics alike."
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Practising Virtue

Inside International Arbitration

Author: Abby Cohen Smutny,Epaminontas E. Triantafilou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019873980X

Category: Arbitration (International law)

Page: 816

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International arbitration has developed into a global system of adjudication, dealing with disputes arising from a variety of legal relationships: between states, between private commercial actors, and between private and public entities. It operates to a large extent according to its own rules and dynamics - a transnational justice system rather independent of domestic and international law. In response to its growing importance and use by disputing parties, international arbitration has become increasingly institutionalized, professionalized, and judicialized. At the same time, it has gained significance beyond specific disputes and indeed contributes to the shaping of law. Arbitrators have therefore become not only adjudicators, but transnational lawmakers. This has raised concerns over the legitimacy of international arbitration. Practising Virtue looks at international arbitration from the 'inside', with an emphasis on its transnational character. Instead of concentrating on the national and international law governing international arbitration, it focuses on those who practice international arbitration, in order to understand how it actually works, what its sources of authority are, and what demands of legitimacy it must meet. Putting those who practice arbitration into the centre of the system of international arbitration allows us to appreciate the way in which they contribute to the development of the law they apply. This book invites eminent arbitrators to reflect on the actual practice of international arbitration, and its contribution to the transnational justice system.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics

Author: Mark M. Leach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199739161

Category: Psychology

Page: 490

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The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics is the much-needed comprehensive source of information on psychological ethics from an international perspective. This volume presents cutting-edge research and findings related to recent, current, and future international developments and issues related to psychological ethics.
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An Introduction to International Arbitration

Author: Ilias Bantekas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316352641

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This concise yet comprehensive textbook introduces the reader to the law and practice of international arbitration. Arbitration is a complex field due to the variety of disciplines involved and necessitates an approach that takes nothing for granted. Written by a renowned scholar and practitioner, this book explains the divergent issues of civil procedure, contracts, conflict of laws, international law amongst others in an accessible manner. Focusing mainly on international commercial arbitration, the book also features a distinct chapter on consumer and online arbitration and an equally comprehensive chapter on international investment arbitration.
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International Arbitration: Law and Practice in Switzerland

Author: Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler,Antonio Rigozzi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191669199

Category: Law

Page: 672

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This book expounds the theory of international arbitration law. It explains in easily accessible terms all the fundamentals of arbitration, from separability of the arbitration agreement to competence-competence over procedural autonomy, finality of the award, and many other concepts. It does so with a focus on international arbitration law and jurisprudence in Switzerland, a global leader in the field. With a broader reach than a commentary of Chapter 12 of the Swiss Private International Law Act, the discussion contains numerous references to comparative law and its developments in addition to an extensive review of the practice of international tribunals. Written by two well-known specialists - Professor Kaufmann-Kohler being one of the leading arbitrators worldwide and Professor Rigozzi one of the foremost experts in sports arbitration - the work reflects many years of experience in managing arbitral proceedings involving commercial, investment, and sports disputes. This expertise is the basis for the solutions proposed to resolve the many practical issues that may arise in the course of an arbitration. It also informs the discussion of the arbitration rules addressed in the book, from the ICC Arbitration Rules to the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, the CAS Code, and the UNCITRAL Rules. While the book covers commercial and sports arbitrations primarily, it also applies to investment arbitrations conducted under rules other than the ICSID framework.
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Dispute Resolution in Sport

Athletes, Law and Arbitration

Author: David McArdle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136479422

Category: Law

Page: 194

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An increasing number of sport disputes are being resolved by way of arbitration. This is the first book to critically examine the processes and benefits of sportspecific arbitration as compared to litigation. The book explores, in depth, the development of alternative dispute resolutions in sports, paying particular attention to high-profile institutions such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the FIFA Football Dispute Resolution Panel and important national-level bodies, and their relationship with national and international-level actors such as the IOC, WADA and the European Union. It also examines in detail the legal frameworks within which sports arbitration systems operate, considers their similarities with other arbitral bodies and considers the extent to which ADR in sport can be seen as a consequence of, and perhaps a solution to, the ‘juridification’ of sports. Offering a theoretical basis with which to understand the relationship between arbitration and litigation, as well as providing guidance on key contemporary issues and best practice, this book is important reading for students, researchers and practitioners working in sports law, sports management and administration, sports politics, sports ethics, and international organisation.
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The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration

Author: R. Doak Bishop,Edward G. Kehoe

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1933833610

Category: Law

Page: 668

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Written by today’s leading arbitrators and counsel, this remarkably candid guide provides insight into the practitioner’s approach, conduct, style, and techniques that have proven most effective. While the facts and the law are fundamental, a successful outcome is the product of painstaking document review, witness interviews, legal research, strategizing and focusing the case, and developing compelling written and oral presentations. How to properly perform these tasks is the subject of this book. And where the first edition focused mainly on the cultural differences in advocacy performed in various regions of the world, this new edition expands on this theme by addressing each functional aspect of an international arbitration and the techniques that have been developed for good written and oral advocacy. Intended to assist both the novice in learning the techniques of advocacy, and the experienced advocate in improving his skills, this is an essential reference.
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Liability Insurance in International Arbitration

The Bermuda Form

Author: Richard Jacobs,Lorelie S Masters,Paul Stanley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318088

Category: Law

Page: 414

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JOINT WINNER OF THE BRITISH INSURANCE LAW ASSOCIATION BOOK PRIZE 2012 This is the second, revised edition, of what has become and was described by the English Court of Appeal in C v D as the standard work on Bermuda Form excess insurance policies. The Form, first used in the 1980s, covers liabilities for catastrophes such as serious explosions or mass tort litigation and is now widely used by insurance companies. It is unusual in that it includes a clause requiring disputes to be arbitrated under English procedural rules in London but, surprisingly, subject to New York substantive law. This calls for a rare mix of knowledge and experience on the part of the lawyers involved, each of whom will also be required to confront the many differences between English and US legal culture. A related feature of the Form is that the awards of arbitrators are confidential and not subject to the scrutiny of the courts. Therefore, while many lawyers have been involved in litigating on the Bermuda Form their knowledge remains locked away. The Bermuda Form is thus not well understood, a situation not helped by the lack of publications dealing with it. Accordingly, those required to deal with the Form professionally are confronted with a lengthy and complex document, but with very little to aid their understanding of it. This unique and comprehensive work offers a detailed commentary on how the Form is to be construed, its coverage, the substantive law to be applied, the limits of liability, exceptions, and, of course, the procedures to be followed during arbitration proceedings in London. This is a book which will prove invaluable to lawyers, risk managers, and executives of companies which purchase insurance on the Bermuda Form, and clients, lawyers or arbitrators involved in disputes arising therefrom. '?deserves to be in the library of anyone who is, or is contemplating becoming, a party to a Bermuda Form arbitration?The authors, whom we have been associated with in some cases and opposed in others, have a wealth of experience with the Bermuda Form and the ability to share that experience with their readers in a clear and engaging style.' From the foreword by Thomas R Newman and Bernard Eder QC
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Professional Ethics at the International Bar

Author: Arman Sarvarian

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191668834

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Over the past twenty years, the volume of international litigation and arbitration has increased exponentially. As the number of new international courts and tribunals has proliferated, the diversity and volume of advocates appearing before the international courts has also increased. With this increase, the ethical standards that apply to counsel have become a growing field of interest to practitioners of public international law. Problems threatening the integrity of the international judicial process and concerns about divergent ethical standards amongst counsel have multiplied in the international judicial system, prompting early attempts by senior members of the 'international bar' to articulate common ethical standards. Professional Ethics at the International Bar examines the question of how to articulate common ethical standards for counsel appearing before international courts and tribunals, and the legal powers and practical ability of international courts to prescribe and enforce such standards. It conducts original research into both the theory and practice of the issues arising from this nascent process of professionalization. Using various sources, including interviews with judges, registrars, and senior practitioners, it argues that the professionalization of advocacy through the articulation of common ethical standards is both desirable and feasible in order to protect the integrity and fairness of the international judicial process.
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Mediation Ethics

Cases and Commentaries

Author: Ellen Waldman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118001346

Category: Law

Page: 448

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Mediation Ethics is a groundbreaking text that offers conflict resolution professionals a much-needed resource for traversing the often disorienting landscape of ethical decision making. Edited by mediation expert Ellen Waldman, the book is filled with illustrative case studies and authoritative commentaries by mediation specialists that offer insight for handling ethical challenges with clarity and deliberateness. Waldman begins with an introductory discussion on mediation's underlying values, its regulatory codes, and emerging models of practice. Subsequent chapters treat ethical dilemmas known to vex even the most experienced practitioner: power imbalance, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, attorney misconduct, cross-cultural conflict, and more. In each chapter, Waldman analyzes the competing values at stake and introduces a challenging case, which is followed by commentaries by leading mediation scholars who discuss how they would handle the case and why. Waldman concludes each chapter with a synthesis that interprets the commentators' points of agreement and explains how different operating premises lead to different visions of what an ethical mediator should do in a given case setting. Evaluative, facilitative, narrative, and transformative mediators are all represented. Together, the commentaries showcase the vast diversity that characterizes the field today and reveal the link between mediator philosophy, method, and process of ethical deliberation. Commentaries by Harold Abramson Phyllis Bernard John Bickerman Melissa Brodrick Dorothy J. Della Noce Dan Dozier Bill Eddy Susan Nauss Exon Gregory Firestone Dwight Golann Art Hinshaw Jeremy Lack Carol B. Liebman Lela P. Love Julie Macfarlane Carrie Menkel-Meadow Bruce E. Meyerson Michael Moffitt Forrest S. Mosten Jacqueline Nolan-Haley Bruce Pardy Charles Pou Mary Radford R. Wayne Thorpe John Winslade Roger Wolf Susan M. Yates
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Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration - Third Edition

Author: Lawrence W. Newman,Richard D. Hill

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1937518337

Category: Law

Page: 1200

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The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration Third Edition offers thoughtful advice and insights into the world of international arbitration from some of the most prominent and experienced international arbitrators in the world. The contributors are arbitrators from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. The contributors offer insights and advice on the way in which international arbitrations are carried out from the point of view of arbitrators reading pleadings and memorials and listening to witnesses and hearing arguments. The authors' discussions are intended to be thoughtful, insightful and useful - and perhaps, occasionally, iconoclastic. As a result, there may be instances in which the authors disagree with one another on certain points. This is to be expected for there are often many routes that can be taken to achieve a result. The book will be useful not only to persons who may serve as arbitrators in internatinoal arbitral proceedings but also to those who may, in their position as advocates, wish to persuade persons -- including, perhaps, the authors.
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Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation

The Fordham Papers 2007

Author: Arthur W. Rovine

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004167382

Category: Law

Page: 336

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The 2007 volume of Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation - The Fordham Papers is a collection of important works in international arbitration and mediation written by the prominent speakers at the 2007 Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation. The 24 papers are organized into the following five parts:Part I: Investor-State ArbitrationPart II: Conduct of International Arbitration and Jurisdictional IssuesPart III: Remedies and DefensesPart IV: Ethics Issues in International ArbitrationPart V: Mediation
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International Arbitration Checklists - Second Edition

Author: Grant Hanessian,Lawrence W. Newman

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1933833211

Category: Arbitration and award, International

Page: 450

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Baker & McKenzie, has one of the world's largest and most successful international arbitration practices. This book, written by members of the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie and others, provides a practical, experience-based guide to international arbitration. Each chapter begins with a "checklist" of issues to be considered at each stage of arbitration. Topics include drafting arbitration clauses, commencement of the case, staying court proceedings, compelling arbitration, selection of the tribunal, provisional relief, conduct of hearings and enforcement of awards, among many others. Law and practice in each of the world's major arbitration centers is discussed. Appendices provide ready access to arbitration treaties, statutes and rules. This book will be a standard reference for in-house counsel and outside practitioners.
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