Arbitration Act 1996

Author: Robert Merkin,Louis Flannery

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317819012

Category: Law

Page: 566

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This book is an essential resource for any legal practitioner involved in any aspect of English arbitration law. It provides a thorough annotation of the Arbitration Act 1996, and contains comprehensive explanations of developments in the relevant case law to each section of the Act. Since the fourth edition of this book, the English courts have decided many important new cases on virtually every aspect of arbitration law. The most important developments relate to: The growth of anti-arbitration injunctions; The use of freezing injunctions against third party assets and the availability of anti-suit injunctions in EU proceedings; The definition of seat, the appointment of arbitrators, choice of applicable law, jurisdiction, the form of the award and the slip rule; Enforcement of foreign awards, and challenges to domestic awards by way of jurisdictional attacks, serious irregularity or error of law In this 5th edition, the notes to each section contain helpful sub-headings and a new Appendix will contain a fully annotated version of CPR Part 62 and the Practice Direction. ? The book will also be useful for academics and university students of law at all levels seeking an understanding of the 1996 Act, including those on the Legal Practice Course.

Carbonneau on International Arbitration

Collected Essays

Author: Thomas E. Carbonneau

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1933833343

Category: Law

Page: 564

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The chapters of this volume represent the majority of Professor Carbonneau’s scholarly writings on the subject of international commercial arbitration. They reflect his interest over the course of thirty years of law-teaching in international litigation, comparative law, and-of course - international arbitration. Some of the chapters are of a recent vintage, while others were written a decade or two ago. Whatever their date of production, the chapters have a continuing professional interest. Each addresses some of the major issues of trans-border arbitration law. A number of chapters emphasize the importance of courts in developing and maintaining a legal culture that is hospitable to arbitration. The work of the courts has been instrumental to the reception of arbitration in the United States and in several European jurisdictions. The courts can “make or break” arbitration by upholding arbitration agreements and enforcing arbitral awards. Other chapters underscore that arbitration can operate as a complete legal system. It not only provides workable trial procedures, but arbitrators can also create law in their rulings. With the addition of an internal arbitral appellate mechanism, arbitrations can function with almost absolute independence. The world law on arbitrations seems to favor the “a-national” and “a-juridical” operation of the arbitral process. A few of the chapters recognize that arbitration is being increasingly employed to resolve political or mixed political and commercial disputes. Investment arbitration and BITs are the most recent expression of this development; it had been apparent in WTO and NAFTA dispute resolution. The Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal presented the first great occasion for assessing the vocation of arbitration in a mixed dispute situation. While arbitration has made significant inroads in this area, political sovereignty remains resistant to the imposition of limitations. In many less visible “political” cases, determinations are nonetheless made and rendered enforceable. The concluding chapters address more specific developments in the field of ICA. A number of cases point to the strong, perhaps overweening, support of the judiciary for arbitration. The courts in some jurisdictions support arbitration unequivocally and are bent upon a single outcome no matter the impact on doctrine. Lawyer presence in the arbitral process has lead to increased formalization in some proceedings. The “judicialization” of arbitration tilts the process toward the protection of rights and hinders its ability to function effectively and reach finality. Lawyers can readily misunderstand and undermine the gravamen of arbitration. The concluding chapters also establish that the UK Arbitration Act 1996 is one of the world’s outstanding arbitration statutes. It rivals and bests the UNCITRAL Model Law on ICA and is the equal of the French codified law on arbitration. Finally, the express text of the New York Arbitration Convention appears to have been altered significantly by court practice. The possible limitations of national law have been neutralized and the provisions of the Convention articulate a truly trans-border regulation of the enforcement of awards. In sum, the chapters in this book reflect the author's lifetime work in the area of international arbitration and are required reading for all those practicing in the field- law students, arbitrators, academics and practicing lawyers.

Arbitration Practice and Procedure

Interlocutory and Hearing Problems

Author: D. Mark Cato

Publisher: Informa Law

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1513

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This edition provides an up-to-date and practical guide to the Arbitration Act 1996. It examines the problems encountered on a day- to-day basis by professional advisers, lawyers, arbitrators, expert witnesses and parties to arbitration.

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts

Author: George A. Bermann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319509152

Category: Law

Page: 1102

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This book examines how the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, commonly known as The New York Convention, has been understood and applied in [insert number] jurisdictions, including virtually all that are leading international arbitration centers. It begins with a general report surveying and synthesizing national responses to a large number of critical issues in the Convention’s interpretation and application. It is followed by national reports, all of which are organized in accordance with a common questionnaire raising these critical issues. Following introductory remarks, each report addresses the following aspects of the Convention which include its basic implementation within the national legal system; enforcement by local courts of agreements to arbitrate (including grounds for withholding enforcement), recognition and enforcement of foreign awards by local courts under the Convention (including grounds for denying recognition and enforcement), and essential procedural issues in the courts’ conduct of recognition and enforcement. Each report concludes with an overall assessment of the Convention’s interpretation and application on national territory and recommendations, if any, for reform. The New York Convention was intended to enhance the workings of the international arbitral system, primarily by ensuring that arbitral awards are readily recognizable and enforceable in States other than the State in which they are rendered, subject of course to certain safeguards reflected by the Convention’s limited grounds for denying recognition or enforcement. It secondarily binds signatory states to enforce the arbitration agreements on the basis of which awards under the Convention will be rendered. Despite its exceptionally wide adoption and its broad coverage, the New York Convention depends for its efficacy on the conduct of national actors, and national courts in particular. Depending on the view of international law prevailing in a given State, the Convention may require statutory implementation at the national level. Beyond that, the Convention requires of national courts an apt understanding of the principles and policies that underlie the Convention’s various provisions. Through its in-depth coverage of the understandings of the Convention that prevail across national legal systems, the book gives practitioners and scholars a much-improved appreciation of the New York Convention “on the ground.”

Commercial Dispute Processing and Japan

Author: Yasunobu Sato

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041116680

Category: Law

Page: 435

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Under globalization, the resolution of commercial disputes across national borders is assuming ever greater importance. This groundbreaking study explores a range of possible approaches, both within the established legal infrastructure, and through alternative, not only arbitration, but also non-confrontational means such as negotiation and mediation/conciliation. The Japanese experience in dispute processing is taken as a means of exploring the ways in which international harmonization efforts such as the UNCITRAL Model Law impact on individual nations. As an Asian nation which has adopted and adapted a variety of Western practices under modernization and democratization, Japan is in a unique position to offer a balanced global example--a model for a more comprehensive approach to disputes as an integrated multi-layered system. The book will be of interest to the scholar and practitioner of trans-national/cultural commercial dispute processing as well as those who are involved in the law reform technical cooperation.

Injunctive Relief and International Arbitration

Author: Hakeem Seriki

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317685040

Category: Law

Page: 294

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This book explores from an English law and Institutional perspective the various types of injunctive relief that are available to a party before and during arbitral proceedings. In particular, this book examines the basis of the power of English Courts to grant such injunctions and explains when such injunctions will be granted. It considers any limitations attached to such injunctions and the relationship between section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996 and section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981. It also provides an in-depth analysis of case law and the emerging trends in this area of arbitration, as well as the powers of arbitrators under the ICC and LCIA Rules to grant such relief and other remedies that might be available to a party seeking to uphold an arbitration agreement. This book will be a vital reference tool for practitioners, arbitrators and postgraduate students.

London Maritime Arbitration

Author: Clare Ambrose,Karen Maxwell,Michael Collett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317213564

Category: Law

Page: 720

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Now in its fourth edition, this book provides detailed and practical guidance on how London Maritime Arbitration works in practice, against the background of English arbitration law and the Arbitration Act 1996.? This unique title is the only book on the market that offers a practical focus on maritime disputes, while also providing a clear exposition of general principles of English arbitration law, with discussion and analysis of applicable legislation and case law. Arbitration practitioners will find everything that they need in one comprehensive book.? New to this edition: Guidance on the new LMAA Terms 2017 against the background of English arbitration law, including the Arbitration Act 1996. Fully updated case law and analysis of legal developments, including Brexit. Comparative references to ad hoc and LCIA arbitration. New section on salvage arbitration, Brexit, third party funding. Summaries comparing alternative jurisdictions including Singapore, Hong Kong, Hamburg and New York This book will be invaluable to maritime arbitration practitioners both in private practice and in-house, as well as maritime professionals, such as those working at P&I Clubs, brokers, ship owners, managers and charterers; and more generally to anybody concerned with London arbitration.

Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration

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

Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration

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

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.

Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Matti Kurkela

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 485

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This unique guide aids arbitration counsel and arbitrators alike by identifying a uniform universal procedural code for international commercial arbitration. Moving beyond institution or jurisdictionally-specific analysis to the global, this treatise examines and reconciles the principles of international due process as they continue to emerge. More than just a useful exercise, this approach of finding a unifying arbitration principle in light of the diversity of national traditions is expected to become the standard procedure in arbitral law.

A Practical Guide to International Arbitration in London

Author: Hilary Heilbron

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135133573

Category: Law

Page: 384

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With the development of international arbitration globally and London as a leading arbitration centre, the need for knowledge of the subject extends to a wider legal audience. A Practical Guide to International Arbitration in London takes a pragmatic look at how to run an international arbitration with a London seat. It explores on a stage-by-stage basis the tactical, procedural and legal issues that need to be considered in an international arbitration in London from the perspective of the arbitral process, including its relationship with the support given by the English courts. The book also examines the role of the English courts in assisting foreign arbitrations.

Procedural Law in International Arbitration

Author: Georgios Petrochilos

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 436

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This book comprehensively analyses the relevant legislative practice of all major arbitration venues in the world, as well as the arbitral practice of a number of arbitral institutions. The book proposes an analytical model for the determination of the procedural law of international arbitration, as well as a number of 'model' legislative provisions of substantive and private international law.

Practitioner's Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration

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.