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.

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.

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.

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.

Towards a Uniform International Arbitration Law

Author: Emmanuel Gaillard
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781929446674
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Law

The growing acceptance of the concept of transnational rules, be they substantive or procedural, has directly contributed to a substantial decrease of the influence of local norms. Transnational principles often override domestic law, and the arbitral process sometimes takes precedence over court decisions. Moreover, the exceptional development of investment arbitration has called into question traditional values of commercial arbitration such as confidentiality and the privity of arbitral proceedings. Widespread publication of awards rendered has also rejuvenated the debate on the value of arbitral awards as precedents. This book critically explores the extent to which these phenomena contribute to the creation of a truly uniform international arbitration law.

Die Eingriffsnormenproblematik in internationalen Schiedsverfahren

Author: Jette Beulker
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161487567
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Law

English summary: Jette Beulker analyzes the extent to which international arbitrators have to respect mandatory rules. For years the question of mandatory rules has been under discussion among experts in the area of international private law. Up to now the discussion has focused mainly on public jurisdiction. Taking into consideration the many facets of international arbitration, the author of this study describes a method of solving the applicability in the field of international arbitration. German description: Die Beachtlichkeit von auslandischen Eingriffsnormen gilt seit Jahren als eine der umstrittensten Fragen im Internationalen Privatrecht. Der Schwerpunkt der Diskussion liegt dabei allerdings bislang auf der staatlichen Gerichtsbarkeit, obwohl gerade im internationalen Rechtsverkehr Schiedsverfahren eine immer grossere Rolle spielen. Jette Beulker untersucht, inwieweit die Eingriffsnormenproblematik auch im Rahmen internationaler Schiedsverfahren eine Rolle spielt und welche Besonderheiten hierbei zu beachten sind. Sie stellt zunachst den aktuellen Streitstand zur Eingriffsnormenproblematik dar, wobei sie auch eine aktuelle Praxisanalyse internationaler Schiedsverfahren zu dieser Frage vornimmt. Ebenso wird herausgearbeitet, welchen Einfluss das Europarecht auf die Problematik hat. Sodann vergleicht die Autorin die Rechtsfindung und Rechtsanwendung staatlicher Gerichte mit der privater Schiedsgerichte, um die Unterschiede und Parallelen der Verfahren darzustellen. In einem abschliessenden Teil werden diese Ergebnisse auf die Eingriffsnormenproblematik ubertragen. Die Autorin entwickelt unter Berucksichtigung der schiedsrechtlichen Besonderheiten einen rechtsmethodischen Losungsansatz, der zeigt, dass auch in internationalen Schiedsverfahren ein gewisses Mass an Rechtssicherheit in der Eingriffsnormenproblematik moglich ist.

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.