The UNCITRAL Model Law after Twenty-Five Years: Global Perspectives on International Commercial Arbitration is a celebration of the Model Law’s significant contribution to international arbitration law. It assesses and evaluates the Model Law’s impact on the development of a universal arbitration law for a complex and mobile transnational community of lawyers, judges and arbitrators. Written from the perspective of counsel, arbitrators, legislators and judges, this collection is bold in its coverage of Model Law practice. It considers questions of legislative implementation; pre-award issues such as the review of arbitral jurisdiction and the production of evidence; post-award issues such as judicial review of arbitral awards; interpretation and harmonization methods; and questions of future reform. This is one of the only books on the market that considers the application of the UNCITRAL Model Law in both great depth and breadth, and from multiple perspectives. It provides critical assessments and evaluations of the impact that the Model Law has had after 25 years in various aspects of the arbitral process. The issues covered pertain to both substantive and procedural elements; theoretical and practical; historical and evolutional. The UNCITRAL Model Law after Twenty-Five Years: Global Perspectives on International Commercial Arbitration adopts a comparative approach and covers practice in nearly all Model Law countries and many others. As a seminal critique of the progress that the Model Law has made to date, this collection of articles will be of great benefit to judges, arbitrators, lawyers, academics and anyone interested in the future of international commercial arbitration.
Recht und Rechtsfindung jenseits gesetzlichen Rechts
Author: Rüdiger Wilhelmi,Michael Stürner
Unternehmenskaufverträge ersetzen die gesetzlichen weitgehend durch kautelarjuristische Regelungen. M&A-Streitigkeiten werden sehr häufig vor privaten Schiedsgerichten verhandelt. Diese Privatisierung von Recht und Rechtsprechung hat Konsequenzen für die Rechtsanwendung und -fortbildung. Die Beiträge dieses Sammelbandes behandeln die damit verbundenen aktuellen Probleme und Grundsatzfragen. Eingegangen wird etwa auf die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Schieds- und staatlicher Gerichtsbarkeit sowie das anwendbare Recht und den Schiedsstandort, aber auch auf die Auswirkungen auf das materielle Recht des Unternehmenskaufs wie Kaufpreisregelungen, Haftung aus vorvertraglichen Schuldverhältnissen oder Störungen der Geschäftsgrundlage. Die Herausgeber Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wilhelmi hält den Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Handels-, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht sowie Rechtsvergleichung an der Universität Konstanz. Prof. Dr. Michael Stürner, M.Jur. (Oxford) ist Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Bürgerliches Recht, Internationales Privat- und Verfahrensrecht und Rechtsvergleichung an der Universität Konstanz sowie Richter am OLG Karlsruhe.
This book deals with the contractual platform for arbitration and the application of contractual norms to the parties' dispute. Arbitration and agreement are inter-linked in three respects: (i) the agreement to arbitrate is itself a contract; (ii) there is scope (subject to clear consensual exclusion) in England for monitoring the arbitral tribunal's fidelity and accuracy in applying substantive English contract law; (iii) the subject-matter of the arbitration is nearly always a ‘contractual’ matter. These three elements underlie this work. They appear as Part I (arbitration is founded on agreement), Part II (monitoring accuracy), Part III (synopsis of the English contractual rules frequently encountered within arbitration). The book will be a useful resource to foreign lawyers or English non-lawyers, English lawyers seeking a succinct discussion, and to arbitral tribunals.
Court Proceedings, Arbitration, and Mediation in England
Author: Neil Andrews
This revised second edition takes account of developments in the field of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. The book presents a concise account of the English system of civil litigation, covering court proceedings in England and Wales. It is an original and important study of a system which is the historical root of the US litigation system. The volume offers a comprehensive and properly balanced account of the entire range of dispute resolution techniques. As the first (revised) book on this subject to be published in the USA, it enables American lawyers to gain an overview of the main institutions of English Civil Procedure, including mediation and arbitration. It will render the English system of civil justice accessible to law students in the US, practitioners of law, professors, judges, and policy-makers.
In the second half of the twentieth century, alongside the evolution of the global economy, modern technology, rapid transportation and multinational enterprises, there was an increased demand for a dispute resolution mechanism that met the needs of traders, international trade and economic policy-makers. Arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution has significantly gained in popularity in the Arab Gulf States over the past two decades or so. This is no doubt reason enough to take a closer look at the main theme that defines arbitration in this region. National courts of the Arab Gulf states are invariably seen as not very arbitration friendly, some possibly even hostile to arbitration. Public order, alongside the Islamic legal traditions, is seen as unruly horse that could possibly undermine the development of international commercial arbitration in this region. The contribution in this book will go some way toward dissipating the concerns that are routinely raised about the procedural and practical soundness of arbitration in the Arab Gulf states. In addition, the book serves to place arbitration in the Arab Gulf states in its present legal systems, national laws and courts practices.
The book is an up-to-date review of the contemporary significance and success of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (1976) and Model Law (1980). The book pursues three goals simultaneously: (1) to compare the UNCITRAL rules, article by article, with other major alternative rules, naley, The arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) And The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); (2) to examine the adaptability and use of the UNCITRAL rules by one of the most significant arbitral tribunals of the twentieth century, namely the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal; and (3) to assess the worldwide implementation UNCITRAL's Model Law. The book contains the full text of the Rules of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.
Arbitration and award, International by Moonchul Chang
The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration was adopted in 1985 and amended in 2006. More than 65 countries have since revised their laws on international commercial arbitration by reference to the Model Law. The goal of the Model Law - coupled with the New York Convention of 1958 on the recognition and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards - was to contribute to the establishment of a unified legal framework for the fair and efficient settlement of disputes arising in international commercial relations. This book - by the Association for International Arbitration (AIA) - measures the degree of unification which the Model Law has achieved and its contribution to the development of legal thinking on international arbitration during the past 25 years.
Law by A. J. van den Berg,T.M.C. Asser Instituut,International Council for Commercial Arbitration
Author: A. J. van den Berg,T.M.C. Asser Instituut,International Council for Commercial Arbitration
Publisher: Kluwer Law Intl
The reports and commentaries in this volume are a clear reflection of the changes in the world economic and political structure. They contain both general overviews of the current situation as well as detailed observations.The rapporteurs and commentators were selected from legal systems and institutions where international commercial arbitration is firmly established, as well as from legal systems where the former tentative position of international commercial arbitration is only now being strengthened by means of acceptance by governments, ratification of multilateral arbitration Conventions, enacting of new legislation, and the establishment of new arbitral institutions.A subscription ensures you will receive all future volumes automatically.
IAI Series No. 2 The International Arbitration Institute (IAI) series on international arbitration is a new periodic series of publications that will focus on cutting edge issues and developments in international arbitration. About the IAI: The International Arbitration Institute (IAI), an organization created under the auspices of the Comité Français de ľ Arbitrage (CFA), was created to promote exchanges in international arbitration. The IAI is designed to promote exchanges on current issues in the field of international commercial arbitration. Its activities include the regular organization of international conferences, colloquiums, as well as conducting various research projects. About the Book: Anti-suit injunctions are a device, originally found in common law countries, whereby a court - which retains its jurisdiction or anticipates to do so and which seeks to protect that jurisdiction or, more generally, the jurisdiction of the forum it deems to be the most appropriate - orders a party to refrain from bringing a claim before the courts of another State or before an arbitral tribunal or, if the party has already brought such a claim, orders that party to withdraw from, or the arbitrators to suspend, the proceedings. In the past few years, the use of anti-suit injunctions in the context of international arbitration has been spreading at a disturbing pace. The courts of many common law countries but also those of civil law tradition frequently resort to this device at a party's request, in order to disrupt the arbitration process or resist the enforcement of the award. How best to resolve those conflicts arising as a result of national courts' differing perspectives on the validity and scope of certain arbitration agreements? Are anti-suit injunctions in conformity with the requirements of public international law? When the courts of certain States enjoin a party to refrain from proceeding with an arbitration, should other courts enjoin them not to enjoin, or should they, like the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 5th Circuit in the Pertamina case, exercise a commandable "self-restriction"? These are just a few of the issues addressed in Anti-Suit Injunctions in International Arbitration.
ICCA's lively, successful 1996 Seoul Conference, hosted by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, addressed four questions: . Is there a growing international arbitration culture? . Is there an expanding culture that favours combining arbitration, conciliation, and/or other dispute resolution procedures? . To what extent do arbitrators in international cases disregard the bag & baggage of national systems? . When & where do national courts reflect an international culture when deciding issues relating to international arbitration? In ICCA's Congress Series, international experts, professionals, & practitioners in the field of arbitration examine the topic of the culture of international arbitration. This work includes text from Conference commentators. The comments & reports address such diverse topics as UNCITRAL's contribution to the international arbitration culture, the interaction of arbitration & mediation, & the development of an arbitration culture within the state judiciary in the Russian federation. The variety, timeliness, & global character of these papers make this book an informative resource for practitioners of arbitration, other forms of ADR, & litigation.