Focusing on practical principles or guidelines for arbitrators, this book covers everything a prospective international commercial arbitrator should know about conducting an arbitration in Hong Kong. Specifically geared to those interested in or starting work as an international commercial arbitrator in Hong Kong, the book takes readers step-by-step through the problems that are likely to arise in the conduct of a commercial arbitration and in the development of their careers as international commercial arbitrators.
This Guide provides an overview of the global framework of international commercial arbitration – the New York Convention – and gives comprehensive insight into the laws of international arbitration for the world's most important jurisdictions in the arena of international arbitration: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, England and Wales, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America. The country reports focus on international arbitration, and, where applicable, point to specific rules applying to domestic arbitration in a specific jurisdiction. Each country report follows a uniform structure along the following lines: I. Introduction II. The arbitration agreement III. The arbitral proceedings IV. The control and the enforcement of arbitral awards
This handbook will assist the practitioner, whether lawyer, counsel or arbitrator, in some of the practical minefields of international commercial arbitration. It considers the typical course of an international commercial arbitral proceeding, from deciding what claims may be arbitrated to calculating damages and the contents of an award, giving guidance and sample documents for each step. It also provides an extensive discussion of discovery and the presentation of evidence during hearings. This will work in aid the efficiency of the arbitral process, especially by reducing time and cost. For counsel and arbitrators alike, it provides a convenient reference work for the problems that inevitably arise in the procedural and substantive steps in arbitration. Analyzing the relevant law and rules from a range of jurisdictions and international arbitral institutions, the Handbook is a truly invaluable companion for everyone involved in international commercial arbitration.
Release on 1999-01-01 | by Mark Huleatt-James,Nicholas Gould
Author: Mark Huleatt-James,Nicholas Gould
Pubpsher: L L P
Category: Arbitration and award, International
This text provides a concise overview of arbitration and offers guidance on the most important legal and practical questions which face the practitioner involved in an arbitration. The book includes: the applicability of the laws of individual countries; international conventions and bilateral treaties and their relevance to the arbitral process; the arbitration agreement and how an enforceable agreement can be created and enforced, with reference to both institutional arbitration, such as governed by AAA, ICC and LCIA and ad-hoc arbitration; and the arbitral process, from appointment of the tribunal to the award and its enforcement. The jurisdiction, powers and obligations of the tribunal are also examined in detail. The book also examines the role of UNCITRAL in overcoming the lack of unformity in the laws and rule relating to international commercial arbitration.
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.
Release on 2010-10-01 | by American Arbitration Association
Author: American Arbitration Association
Pubpsher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars. The Handbook contains valuable guidance on international commercial arbitration, including the management of arbitration disputes, how to select an international arbitral institution, an explanation of the effect of international public policy, the duties of arbitrators, the presentation and evaluation of evidence in international arbitration, and how to arbitrate against a state sovereign. The enforcement of international arbitral awards is explored, including interim relief and problems with enforcement, the New York Convention, parallel proceedings, and pivotal decisions such as Chromalloy and TermoRio. International mediation is also examined, including guidelines for selecting the best mediator for an international dispute, the power of mediation to resolve international commercial disputes, and the differences in U.S. and European approaches. Lastly, the section on investment and trade arbitration and mediation explores bilateral investment treaties, examines WTO arbitration procedures, offers advice on saving time and money in cross-border commercial disputes, and provides guidance for U.S. investors to follow in dealing with sovereign states. The chapters in the Handbook were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration and ADR practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.
Investment Arbitration is a multi-billion dollar venture. It is an area of international dispute resolution, which has undergone tremendous growth in recent years and resulted in the signature of thousands of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) between foreign states and several Multilateral Investment Treaties (MITs). Numerous disputes involving these instruments are resolved through international arbitration. Arbitral tribunals have rendered many awards ordering the payment of large sums of money. This handbook provides an explanatory introduction into the area of investment arbitration, differentiating it from commercial arbitration and state-to-state arbitration. It examines the legal framework and the general course of an international investment arbitration. In particular, it focuses on the standards of protection in international investment agreements, the concept of jurisdiction in international investment arbitration and the arbitral award, including the notions of recognition, enforcement and execution. Moreover, this cutting-edge publication contains relevant and recent case law in the area and deals with contemporaneous issues such as the ongoing controversy regarding the future of Intra-EU BITs and Free Trade Agreements as well as the link between vulture funds and investment arbitration. The handbook aims at arbitrators, lawyers, practitioners, academics, students and everyone with an interest in international investment arbitration.
This essential handbook on international arbitration has been updated to include a new chapter on investment treaty arbitration, detailing the kind of investments which are covered by investment treaties, persons to whom investment treaties apply, the rights commonly provided under investment treaties, ICSID arbitration and commonly encountered issues and practical considerations. Other additions to the latest edition include: multi-tiered arbitration clauses, confidentiality, interim measures and consumer arbitration.