Legal Interpretation in International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Joanna Jemielniak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317106202
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This book fills a gap in legal academic study and practice in International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) by offering an in-depth analysis on legal discourse and interpretation. Written by a specialist in international business law, arbitration and legal theory, it examines the discursive framework of arbitral proceedings, through an exploration of the unique status of arbitration as a legal and semiotic phenomenon. Historical and contemporary aspects of legal discourse and interpretation are considered, as well as developments in the field of discourse analysis in ICA. A section is devoted to institutional and structural determinants of legal discourse in ICA in which ad hoc and institutional forms are examined. The book also deals with functional aspects of legal interpretation in arbitral discourse, focusing on interpretative standards, methods and considerations in decision-making in ICA. The comparative examinations of existing legal framework and case law reflect the international nature of the subject and the book will be of value to both academic and professional readers.

International Commercial Arbitration

Author: A. J. van den Berg
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041122192
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The collected papers in ICCA Congress Series no. 11, as reflected in its title, address important contemporary questions in international commercial arbitration. Included are contributions written by participants in the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration and Conciliation on its current work on the requirement of a written form for an arbitration agreement, interim measures of protection and UNCITRAL?s Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation. Further contributions give leading practitioners? views on illegality in the formation and performance of contracts or in the conduct of the arbitration, examining questions on how the arbitral tribunal should deal with these vexed issues and how forgery and fraud may be detected. The factors that lead to acceptance by parties of the decisions of arbitrators are dealt with in contributions on the psychological aspects of dispute resolution. The volume concludes with a series of articles on arbitration under investment treaties written by experienced arbitrators and practitioners, with special emphasis on ICSID and NAFTA and the emerging issues of transparency, accountability and review. Contains lengthy articles on the ongoing work of UNCITRAL on proposed amendments to the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and the recently adopted Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation Details the current thinking on the requirement of an arbitration agreement in writing and how this can be accommodated by the UNCITRAL Model Law and the 1958 New York Convention Addresses the granting of interim measures by arbitral tribunals and their enforcement by national and foreign courts Analyzes issues raised by illegality in the formation and performance of contracts and in the conduct arbitrations and provides a systematic overview of the answers given by legislation, arbitrators and courts Provides insight into the attitudes of arbitrators and parties regarding dispute settlement processes Addresses the changing public perception of arbitration under investment treaties

International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Gary Born
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041127593
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International Commercial Arbitration Third Edition is an authoritative treatise providing the most complete available commentary and analysis on all aspects of the international commercial arbitration process. This completely revised and expanded edition of Gary Born's authoritative work is divided into three main parts, dealing with the International Arbitration Agreement, International Arbitral Procedures and International Arbitral Awards. The Third Edition provides a systematic framework for both current analysis and future developments, as well as exhaustive citations from all leading legal systems. INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS Legal Framework for International Arbitration Agreements International Arbitration Agreements and the Separability Presumption Choice-of-Law Governing International Arbitration Agreements Formation, Validity and Legality of International Arbitration Agreements International Arbitration Agreements and Competence-Competence Effects and Enforcement of International Arbitration Agreements Interpretation of International Arbitration Agreements INTERNATIONAL ARBITRAL PROCEDURES AND PROCEEDINGS Legal Framework for International Arbitral Proceedings Selection, Challenge and Replacement of Arbitrators in International Arbitration Rights and Duties of International Arbitrators Selection of Arbitral Seat in International Arbitration Procedures in International Arbitration Disclosure and Discovery in International Arbitration Provisional Measures in International Arbitration Consolidation, Joinder and Intervention in International Arbitration Choice of Substantive Law in International Arbitration Confidentiality in International Arbitration Legal Representation and Professional Conduct in International Arbitration INTERNATIONAL ARBITRAL AWARDS Legal Framework for International Arbitral Awards Form and Content of International Arbitral Awards Correction, Interpretation and Supplementation of International Arbitral Awards Annulment of International Arbitral Awards Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards Preclusion, Lis Pendens and Stare Decisis in International Arbitral Awards

Interpretation in International Law

Author: Andrea Bianchi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191038709
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International lawyers have long recognised the importance of interpretation to their academic discipline and professional practice. As new insights on interpretation abound in other fields, international law and international lawyers have largely remained wedded to a rule-based approach, focusing almost exclusively on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Such an approach neglects interpretation as a distinct and broader field of theoretical inquiry. Interpretation in International Law brings international legal scholars together to engage in sustained reflection on the theme of interpretation. The book is creatively structured around the metaphor of the game, which captures and illuminates the constituent elements of an act of interpretation. The object of the game of interpretation is to persuade the audience that one's interpretation of the law is correct. The rules of play are known and complied with by the players, even though much is left to their skills and strategies. There is also a meta-discourse about the game of interpretation - 'playing the game of game-playing' - which involves consideration of the nature of the game, its underlying stakes, and who gets to decide by what rules one should play. Through a series of diverse contributions, Interpretation in International Law reveals interpretation as an inescapable feature of all areas of international law. It will be of interest and utility to all international lawyers whose work touches upon theoretical or practical aspects of interpretation.

Consent in International Arbitration

Author: Andrea M. Steingruber
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191638196
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Examining the notion, nature, and extent of consent in both commercial arbitration and investment arbitration, this book provides practitioners and academics with a thorough, case-related analysis of an issue which raises many questions. Whilst considering the evolution of arbitration and its consensual nature - enlargement of the parties' freedom to consent to arbitration, and development from commercial arbitration to investment arbitration - it addresses important theoretical questions to offer practical solutions. These include: how consent to arbitrate is expressed and when mutual consent to arbitration is reached; which law shall govern the arbitration agreement or, more particularly, consent as an element of the substantive validity of it; and, conversely, according to which law will a possible lack of consent be judged; how consent should be interpreted; which relationship exists between consent as part of the substantive validity of an arbitration agreement and its formal validity; which, if any, are the implied terms when consenting to arbitration; how consent to arbitrate influences procedural aspects (counterclaims, joinder, consolidation), and which solutions adopted by treaties, national laws or arbitration rules are, or would be, the most respectful of parties' consent in this respect; what in investment arbitration is the relationship between consent and most-favoured-nation clauses or the influence of umbrella clauses. The book includes original arguments and puts forward new suggestions with regard to the changeable consensual character of arbitration. It also provides a particular focus on problems that frequently arise in practice of international arbitration, for example issues related to complex multiparty arbitration and to jurisdictional questions in investment arbitration.

Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration

Author: Loukas A. Mistelis
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041124500
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"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.

Comparative International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Julian D. M. Lew
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041115684
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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.