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.

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.

Soziologische Jurisprudenz

Author: Gralf-Peter Calliess
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783899496352
Release Date: 2009-05-05
Genre: Law

Die Festschrift "Soziologische Jurisprudenz" stellt sich sowohl im Inhalt als auch in der Form in die Tradition der Arbeiten von Gunther Teubner. Die Beiträge lassen sich auf seine Leitperspektive ein, indem sie die Grenzbeziehungen von Recht und Gesellschaft mit je eigenständigen Akzentuierungen reflektieren.

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.

Soft Law in International Arbitration

Author: Lawrence W. Newman
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781937518431
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Law

Présentation de l'éditeur : "In recent years, a growing body of provisions called "protocols," "guidelines," "checklists" or even "rules" has emerged in international arbitration. Unlike national or international law, or institutional arbitral rules, these provisions are not "mandatory" for arbitration participants. They range from provisions that can be incorporated into the parties' agreement to arbitrate to suggestions as to the best practices that arbitrators and other arbitration participants may choose to follow. These materials are often collectively referred to as "soft law." Soft Law in International Arbitration provides a guide to what the editors consider to be the most useful of such materials. The book organizes these materials into five categories, each introduced with commentary by a prominent member of the international arbitration community. Thus, the eighteen documents contained in this book can be regarded as helping to fill in the spaces that substantive law and arbitration rules have intentionally left blank. Soft Law in International Arbitration is an indispensable commentary for practitioners and academics alike."

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.

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.

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.

Essays on International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Petar Sarcevic
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 0860107051
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Law

In the light of the considerable reliance placed by the international business community on systems of dispute settlement, this work gathers together contributions (in French & English) by experts from a wide range of specialisations. They successfully address the regulation & practice of arbitration in the Arab World, assessing the contribution of European & American legislation & the impact of the UNCITRAL model law. The contributions by eminent legal practitioners, academics, members of government & judiciary, reflect also upon current developments. The volume publishes the proceedings of the third Euro-Arab Congress held in Amman, October 1989; the second volume Euro-Arab Arbitration II was published in 1989 by Graham & Trotman.