Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration

Author: George A. Bermann
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1933833661
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

"...[papers] originally presented at a colloquium on Mandatory rules of law in international arbitration held at Columbia Law School in June 2007 and organized by Professor George A. Bermann of Columbia Law School and Professor Loukas A. Mistelis of the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London" -- P. vii.

Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration

Author: Loukas A. Mistelis
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041124500
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Law

"This important book will be of great interest to arbitration lawyers, international lawyers and business people, as well as to academics, libraries, and students of dispute resolution."--Publisher's website.

Conflict of Laws in International Arbitration

Author: Franco Ferrari
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783866539297
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Genre: Law

Irrespective of the increasing harmonization of law at the transnational level, every arbitration raises a number of confl ict of laws problems relating to procedural questions as well as to issues concerning the merits of the case. Unlike a state court judge, the arbitrator has no "lex fori" in the proper sense providing the relevant confl ict rules to determine the applicable law. This raises the question of what confl ict of laws rules to apply and, consequently, of the extent of the freedom the arbitrator enjoys in dealing with this and related issues. The best example of the importance of confl ict of laws questions in arbitration is the Vivendi-Elektrim saga where the outcome of the various proceedings depended on the question of characterization. This very beneficial book is dealing with - the arbitration agreement, - the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal, - the law applicable to the merits and - the arbitration procedure.

Choice of forum and laws in international commercial arbitration

Author: Peter Edward Nygh
Publisher: Kluwer Law Intl
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061973454
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Law

International commercial arbitration raises issues other than the choice of the law applicable To The principal contract. Autonomy may have a wider meaning, extending beyond the choice of applicable law To The choice of arbitration itself, and of the place or places where it is to be conducted. Nor is it altogether clear what the forum is, if any. This paper raises the fundamental question of what gives the arbitrator his or her competence--the will of the parties or the law of the seat of arbitration which the parties may, or may not, have chosen? The paper also suggests an answer To The questions of which choice of law rules, if any, should be applied by the arbitrators, To what extent arbitrators will apply mandatory rules (regrave;gles d'application immeacute;diate), As well as which law governs the procedural aspects and whether it has to be the procedural law of a national system. The new English Arbitration Act 1996 has also been taken into account.

International Contracts and National Economic Regulation Dispute Resolution Through International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Mahmood Bagheri
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041198105
Release Date: 2000-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The growth of national economic regulation and the process of globalisation increasingly expose international transactions to an array of regulations from different jurisdictions. These developments often contribute to widespread international contractual failures when parties claim the incompatibility of their contractual obligations with regulatory laws. The author challenges conventional means of dispute resolution and argues for an interdisciplinary approach whereby disciplines such as international economic law, conflict of laws, contract law and economic regulations are functionally united to resolve international and multifaceted regulatory disputes. He identifies the normative foundation of contract law as an important determinant in this process, contending that contract law is essentially neutral and underpinned by the concept of corrective justice, while economic regulations are mainly prompted by distributive justice. Applying this corrective/distributive justice dichotomy to international contracts, the author critically assesses major conflict of laws approaches such as `proper law', `the Rome Convention' and `governmental interest analysis', which could disregard either public interest or private rights. The author, taking these theories into account, proposes an alternative two-dimensional interest analysis approach. He tests the viability of this approach with reference to arbitral awards and court decisions in various jurisdictions and concludes that it uniquely fits into the structure of international commercial arbitration. In adopting this approach arbitrators would take into account both corrective and distributive justice, and to the extent that corrective justice prevails, would be able to avert a total failure of the contract.

Comparative International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Julian D. M. Lew
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041115683
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Law

This treatise describes the practice of international commercial arbitration with reference to the major international treaties and instruments, arbitration rules and national laws. It provides an analysis of the interaction between party autonomy and arbitration practice.

Festschrift f r Imre Zajtay

Author: Ronald Harry Graveson
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3166445773
Release Date: 1982-01-01
Genre: Law

"Verzeichnis der Schriften Imre Zajtays": p. [581]-594.

Force Majeure and Hardship Under General Contract Principles

Author: Christoph Brunner
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041127921
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Law

Lawyers involved in international commercial transactions know well that unforeseen events affecting the performance of a party often arise. Not surprisingly, exemptions for non-performance are dealt with in a significant number of arbitral awards. This very useful book thoroughly analyzes contemporary approaches, particularly as manifested in case law, to the scope and content of the principles of exemption for non-performance which are commonly referred to as 'force majeure' and 'hardship.' The author shows that the 'general principles of law' approach addresses this concern most effectively. Generally accepted and understood by the business world at large, this approach encompasses principles of international commercial contracts derived from a variety of legal systems. It's most important 'restatements' are found in the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (UPICC). Establishing specific standards and "case groups" for the exemptions under review, the analysis treats such recurring elements as the following: contractual risk allocations; unforeseeability of an impediment; impediments beyond the typical sphere of risk and control of the obligor; responsibility for third parties (subcontractors, suppliers); legal impediments (acts of public authority) and effect of mandatory rules; involvement of states or state enterprises; interpretation of force majeure and hardship clauses; hardship threshold test; frustration of purpose; irreconcilable differences; comparison with exemptions under domestic legal systems (impossibility of performance, frustration of contract, impracticability) The book is a major contribution to the development of the use of general principles of law in international commercial arbitration. It may be used as a comprehensive commentary on the force majeure and hardship provisions of the UPICC, as well as on Art. 79 of the CISG. In addition, as an insightful investigation into the fundamental question of the limits of the principle of sanctity of contracts, this book is sure to capture the attention of business lawyers and interested academics everywhere.

Autonomy in International Contracts

Author: Peter Edward Nygh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198262701
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Law

This book explores the source and extent of the right of parties to an international contract to make appropriate arrangements for the determination of their legal relationship, primarily by selecting the applicable law, but also by selecting the judicial or arbitral forum. The book focuseson the legal systems of the United States, the Commonwealth jurisdictions and the civil law countries of western and central Europe, taking as a starting point the provisions of the several Hague Conventions on the Choice of Law in Sales and other contracts, the Rome Convention of 1980 on the LawApplicable to International Contracts and the Mexico Convention of 1994 on the same topic, as well as modern legislation on conflicts of law. Nygh's aim is to discern a general consensus, where present, and to argue for a further development and extension of the principles of autonomy unhampered by historical notions of territoriality and sovereignty, which hitherto have sought to restrain it, with only such limitations as can bejustified for the protection of weaker parties or genuine state interests. This fascinating analysis, written from the author's unique perspective, will be welcomed by practitioners and scholars alike. This book is part of the Oxford Monographs in Private International Law series, the aim of which is to publish work of high quality and originality in a number of important areas of private international law. The series is intended for both scholarly and practitioner readers.

Public Policy and Mandatory Laws in International Arbitration

Author: Stavros Brekoulakis
ISBN: 0198729049
Release Date: 2019-12-14

Public policy is a key concept for international arbitration and is practically relevant because public policy is enshrined in the New York Convention and almost all national laws as a ground to resist enforcement or to annul an arbitral award. However, due to its theoretical complexity and dynamic nature, it has been acknowledged as being one of the most misused grounds and the approach of arbitration scholars to the topic has also often been fragmentary. Public Policy and Mandatory Laws in International Arbitration offers a comprehensive account of a key concept for international arbitraion by two leading experts in the field. The book puts forward the argument that it is easier and more apposite to identify principles of public policy at a regional level or at a level where several states share a common legal background and tradition. The book focuses on common law principles of public policy, and public policy in English law in particular. The authors use their extensive experience and research to analyze the concept of public policy, and identify the key principles of public policy and mandatory rules of common law states in international arbitration.

Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation

Author: Arthur W. Rovine
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004206007
Release Date: 2011-08-11
Genre: Law

The 2010 volume of Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation - The Fordham Papers is a collection of important works in the field written by the speakers at the 2010 Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation.

Arbitration in Complex International Contracts

Author: Joachim Frick
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041116628
Release Date: 2001-10-24
Genre: Law

The technical, economic, and social development of the last one hundred years has created a new type of long-term contract which one may call `Complex International Contract'. Typical examples include complex civil engineering and constructions contracts as well as joint venture, shareholders, project finance, franchising, cooperation and management agreements. The dispute resolution mechanism, which normally deals with such contracts, is commercial arbitration, which has been deeply affected in recent decades by attempts to improve its capabilities. Most importantly, there is the trend towards further denationalization of arbitration with respect to the applicable substantive law. In this regard, a new generation of conflict rules no longer imposes on the arbitrators a particular method to be applied for the purpose of determining the applicable rules of law. Moreover, arbitration more frequently took on the task of adapting Complex International Contracts to changed circumstances. Also, special rules have been developed for so-called multi-party arbitration and fast track arbitration facilitating efficient dispute resolution. The author describes these trends both from a practical as well as a theoretical perspective, evaluating not only the advantages, but also the risks involved with the new developments in arbitration. Relevant issues with respect to the drafting and renegotiation of such contracts are also discussed.