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A unique collaboration between academic scholars, legal practitioners, and arbitrators, this handbook focuses on the intersection of arbitration - as an alternative to litigation - and the court systems to which arbitration is ultimately beholden. The first three parts analyze issues relating to the interpretation of the scope of arbitration agreements, arbitrator bias and conflicts of interest, arbitrator misconduct during the proceedings, enforceability of arbitral awards, and the grounds for vacating awards. The next section features fifteen country-specific reviews, which demonstrate that, despite the commonality of principles at the international level, there is a significant of amount of differences in the application of those principles at the national level. This work should be read by anyone interested in the general rules and principles of the enforceability of foreign arbitral awards and the grounds for courts to vacate or annul such awards.
This Handbook brings together many of the key scholars and leading practitioners in international arbitration, to present and examine cutting-edge knowledge in the field. Innovative in its breadth of coverage, chapter-topics range from the practicalities of how arbitration works, to big picture discussions of the actors involved and the values that underpin it. The book includes critical analysis of some of international arbitrations most controversial aspects, whilst providing a nuanced account overall that allows readers to draw their own informed conclusions. The book is divided into six parts, after an introduction discussing the formation of knowledge in the field. Part I provides an overview of the key legal notions needed to understand how international arbitration technically works, such as the relation between arbitration and law, the power of arbitral tribunals to make decisions, the appointment of arbitrators, and the role of public policy. Part II focuses on key actors in international arbitration, such as arbitrators, parties choosing arbitrators, and civil society. Part III examines the central values at stake in the field, including efficiency, legal certainty, and constitutional ideals. Part IV discusses intellectual paradigms structuring the thinking in and about international arbitration, such as the idea of autonomous transnational legal orders and conflicts of law. Part V presents the empirical evidence we currently have about the operations and effects of both commercial and investment arbitration. Finally, Part VI provides different disciplinary perspectives on international arbitration, including historical, sociological, literary, economic, and psychological accounts.
In recent years, investor-state tribunals have often permitted shareholders' claims for reflective loss despite the well-established principle of no reflective loss applied consistently in domestic regimes and in other fields of international law. Investment tribunals have justified their decisions by relying on definitions of 'investment' in investment agreements that often include 'shares', while the no-reflective-loss principle is generally justified on the basis of policy considerations pertaining to the preservation of the efficiency of the adjudicatory process and to the protection of other stakeholders, such as creditors. Although these policy considerations militating for the prohibition of shareholders' claims for reflective loss also apply in investor-state arbitration, they are curable in that context and must be balanced with policy considerations specific to the field of international investment law that weigh in favor of such claims: the protection of foreign investors in order to promote trade and investment liberalization.
The book is the first of its kind in seeking to make students practice ready for representing parties in international arbitrations. It covers the full scope of the role of arbitration counsel in advising clients, from drafting arbitration clauses to representing clients in arbitrations to prosecuting and defending court actions at the enforcement stage. Throughout the book, the authors make students come alive to the ethical problems faced by arbitration practitioners on a day-to-day basis, with the objective of preparing them for the choices arbitration lawyers actually have to make. The book provides a distinctive way to teach central transferable skills that are vital for the success of any junior practitioner. It provides opportunities to practice client counseling, clause drafting to achieve client goals, and the composing of advice of how to respond to proposed contract language received during negotiations. It further provides opportunities to engage in drafting of documents that are less frequently included in the law school curriculum but are vital to the practice of law. These documents include requests for the production of documents, requests for the production of electronic documents, motions requesting emergency relief (temporary restraining orders), as well as dispositive motions and affidavits. The book therefore assists law schools in making available alternative ways in which to achieve basic institutional learning outcomes. The book is one of the first to teach students how to engage in a global practice of law through simulations inspired by real life disputes. The global practice of law involves challenges that exceed those encountered in the domestic setting. Questions of legal culture, applicable law, and client expectations differ markedly in global practice. This book is one of the first to provide students with a practical means to deal with such challenges. It is thus particularly well suited for use in classes with an LLM contingent as the simulation scenarios permit LLM students to bring in their home country experiences fully into simulation exercises. By teaching these transferable skills, the book provides an engaging way to introduce students to the skills they will need to perform well on the Multistate Performance Test as part of their bar examination. The Multistate Performance Tests asks students to draft a specific piece of work product based on a closed packet of materials. The chapters are set up in such a way that students will be exposed to that way of encountering new kinds of work product and dealing with such work product on the basis of a closed packet of materials. This experience thus also has significant bar study benefits. In order to achieve these benefits, the book uses a simulations approach. To prepare students for the problems faced by arbitration counsel, the book introduces them to different simulations that present real-world practice problems. Though many of these problems are discrete, certain simulations are referred to multiple times to show students that procedural choices made in the beginning of an arbitration have significant implications for later stages of proceedings. This flexible use of the simulation method introduces students to the need to address some discrete problems for clients while also alerting them to the fact that client advice can have a long half-life. The authors are seasoned arbitration practitioners and academics. The authors have in fact handled numerous arbitrations together and have tried to make available their best practices in this book. Michael Nolan is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Milbank LLP. He has served as counsel in more than a hundred disputes. He serves as an arbitrator in a wide range of cases and is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association. Michael Nolan also teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center. Frederic G. Sourgens is a Professor of Law at Washburn University School of Law. He is the author of more than 60 publications, including approximately a dozen books on arbitration or arbitration-related subjects. His work has been cited as authority by numerous arbitral tribunals and counsel. Frederic Sourgens also remains active in arbitrations in a number of different capacities. Though flexible in how it can be used, the book is specially designed for use in arbitration skills classes. It further can support arbitration clinic students in learning the basics of arbitration and can further support arbitration seminars looking to take a more detailed look at the inner working of one of the most controversial areas of law judging by the constant stream of U.S. Supreme Court cases on the subject matter.
Foreign direct investment ( FDI ) is a key pillar of the world's global economy. International investment law comprises the rules regarding the protection of investors engaging in FDI activities. This book summarizes the current legal regime of international investment protection and the challenges that lie ahead of it. Its ambition is to provide a concise introduction to the key substantive and procedural standards of international investment protection.
International Commercial Arbitration tracks every phase of the international commercial arbitral process, including designing arbitration agreements, jurisdictional issues, policies with respect to arbitrability, choosing arbitrators, arbitral proceedings, professional ethics of arbitrators and counsel, conflicts of interest, control mechanisms, and enforcement of awards.
As in its first edition, this book traces the contours of select US common law doctrinal developments concerning international commercial arbitration. This new edition supplements the foundational work contained in the first edition in order to produce a broader and deeper work. The author explores how the US common law may help bridge cross-cultural legal differences by focusing on the need to address these contrasting approaches through the nomenclature and goal of securing equality between party-autonomy and arbitrator discretion in international commercial arbitration. This book thus focuses on the common law development of arbitrator immunity, as well as the precepts of party-initiative and -autonomy forming part of the US common law discovery rubric that may contribute to promoting expediency, efficiency and transparency in international commercial arbitration proceedings. It does so by carefully analyzing, among other things, the International Bar Association (IBA) Rules on Evidence Gathering, the Prague Rules, and the role of 28 USC. 1782 in international arbitration.
International business exchanges between and with Asian countries have increased enormously over the last few years. As a natural consequence, this has brought about an increasing number of trade disputes that are being resolved through arbitration as an effective alternative to more expensive litigation. This volume offers a variety of perspectives on this important international dispute resolution practice in Asia. Essentially interdisciplinary in approach, it brings together specialists in law, international commercial arbitration and discourse analysis. The contributing authors include practitioners as well as academics. Together they explore the interrelations between discourses and practices in the field of arbitration in Asia. The work also investigates the extent to which the 'integrity' of arbitration principles, typical of international commercial arbitration practice, is maintained in various Asian contexts. The authors focus particularly on arbitration norms and practices as they are influenced by local juridical, cultural and linguistic factors. The book will be a valuable resource for academics and practitioners working in the areas of arbitration and dispute resolution, as well as researchers with an interest in language, communication and discourse analysis.
As the proverbial workhorse of international economic law, investment arbitration is heavily relied upon around the globe. It has to cope with the demands of increasingly complex proceedings. At the same time, investment arbitration has come under close public scrutiny in the midst of heated political debate. Both of these factors have led to the field of investment protection being subject to continuous changes. Therefore, it presents an abundance of challenges in its interpretation and application. While these challenges are often deeply rooted in the doctrinal foundations of international law, they similarly surface during live arbitral proceedings. International Challenges in Investment Arbitration serves not only as a collection of recently debated issues in investment law; it also deals with the underlying fundamental questions at the intersection of investment arbitration and international law. The book is the product of the 1st Bucerius Law Journal Conference on International Investment Law & Arbitration. It combines the current state of knowledge, new perspectives on the topic as well as practical issues and will be of interest to researchers, academics and practitioners in the fields of international investment law, international economic law, regulation and comparative law.
Since the enactment of the 1996 Brazilian Arbitration Law, Brazil has become one of the fastest growing arbitration markets in the world; currently ranking third in the top-ten list of countries with most parties involved in ICC Arbitrations. When it comes to international contracts, and particularly within certain industries, arbitration has become the standard, and sometimes almost the only, means of dispute resolution. This book offers an in-depth commentary on the Brazilian substantive law and the case law arising from the 1996 Arbitration Act and examines the interrelationship with Brazilian commercial and corporate law as well as the domestic treatment of private international law in the Brazilian courts. It includes a detailed synopsis of the rules issued by the leading Brazilian arbitration institutions as well as key comparisons on fees, information of annulment proceedings, and the number of cases they hold. International Arbitration: Law and Practice in Brazil has chapters covering the application of arbitration in various areas of practice, including labour law, oil, gas, and energy, construction, public procurement, stock and shareholder disputes, and capital market transactions. These are all areas where disputes require in-depth technical and specialist knowledge of law and practice in Brazil. The work also provides analysis of Brazil's approach to investment arbitration. The comprehensive and specialist treatment in this book will assist practitioners and academics with a practice or scholarly interest in understanding the legal framework for, and practice of, arbitration in Brazil. The work also includes an introduction which sets the historical and social context in which the Brazilian Arbitration Law emerged and developed. International Arbitration: Law and Practice in Brazil benefits from an expert group of international contributors to ensure the domestic framework is assessed from the perspective of international arbitration standards and practice.
Price review disputes have become an increasingly prominent feature in gas and LNG markets over the past decade. While the first wave of disputes were driven by the 'triple whammy' of recession, US shale gas and the liberalisation of the gas markets in Europe, further waves have followed with the development of increasingly liquid trading hubs across Europe, ongoing volatility in commodity prices and the continuing influx of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Europe. And the trends previously seen in Europe are starting to be replicated in Asian markets. This practical second edition will cover the various aspects of international gas pricing disputes. It contains contributions from leading international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators in the field, in-house counsel and industry experts. It covers the various stages of a gas pricing dispute, from drafting the clause to triggering a review, all the way through the various stages of the arbitral process. It also builds on the first edition by containing insights into more substantive topics such as hub indexation, the impact on pricing of non-price terms like destination flexibility, and the differences between gas and LNG price reviews. Despite the large number of high-value disputes in this area, this is one of the very few publications to draw together the various strands of gas pricing disputes into one book. It is therefore an invaluable guide for practitioners, in-house counsel and anyone else with an interest in this area.
General principles of law play an important role in investment arbitraion and can be applied by a tribunal when no treaty provision or rule of customary international law exists regarding a particular issue. They can be used in traditional means, such as the interpretation of vague treaty terms, or for wider reaching issues emerging from the international legal order. Following a significant increase in references to the general principles of law by Investor-State tribunals questions have been raised around the meaning and function of these principles. Written by an expert in the field this book offers clear and comprehensive guidelins to better understand the nature, meaning, and function of general principles of law in the field of international investment law. Applying these principles to practice, this book assesses 17 concepts and notions in the field of investment arbitration, providing counsel and arbitrators with clear guidance on what should, and should not, be considered a general principle of law.