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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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