Legal Interpretation in International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Joanna Jemielniak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317106210
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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.

The UNCITRAL Model Law after Twenty Five Years Global Perspectives on International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Frédéric Bachand
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1937518248
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The UNCITRAL Model Law after Twenty-Five Years: Global Perspectives on International Commercial Arbitration is a celebration of the Model Law’s significant contribution to international arbitration law. It assesses and evaluates the Model Law’s impact on the development of a universal arbitration law for a complex and mobile transnational community of lawyers, judges and arbitrators. Written from the perspective of counsel, arbitrators, legislators and judges, this collection is bold in its coverage of Model Law practice. It considers questions of legislative implementation; pre-award issues such as the review of arbitral jurisdiction and the production of evidence; post-award issues such as judicial review of arbitral awards; interpretation and harmonization methods; and questions of future reform. This is one of the only books on the market that considers the application of the UNCITRAL Model Law in both great depth and breadth, and from multiple perspectives. It provides critical assessments and evaluations of the impact that the Model Law has had after 25 years in various aspects of the arbitral process. The issues covered pertain to both substantive and procedural elements; theoretical and practical; historical and evolutional. The UNCITRAL Model Law after Twenty-Five Years: Global Perspectives on International Commercial Arbitration adopts a comparative approach and covers practice in nearly all Model Law countries and many others. As a seminal critique of the progress that the Model Law has made to date, this collection of articles will be of great benefit to judges, arbitrators, lawyers, academics and anyone interested in the future of international commercial arbitration.

International Commercial Arbitration International and USA Spectscommentary and Materials

Author: Gary Born
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041115595
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The revised and expanded Second Edition of Gary Born's landmark treatise International Commercial Arbitration provides the most detailed and up-to-date commentary, case analyses, and practice pointers available to practitioners and academics today. with full annotations and footnotes for invaluable research assistance, and clearly-written analyses that identify and discuss critical issues, it is an invaluable guide to the actual practice of international commercial arbitration anywhere in the world, by one of the field's most experienced practitioners. International Commercial Arbitration, Second Edition, examines the procedural aspects of international arbitration in contemporary practice; provides excerpts of representative international arbitral awards and national court decisions; and makes abundant reference to leading institutional rules as they are brought to bear on specific fact situations. It discusses in detail all leading international practices and legal sources relating to international commercial arbitration, including the New York and Inter-American Conventions, the UNCITRAL Model Law and other national arbitration legislation, and all leading institutional arbitration rules. It also expands and updates the First Edition's authoritative treatment of international arbitration by U.S. and other national courts. Divided into three parts--international arbitration agreements, international arbitral procedures, and international arbitration awards--the treatise explores each topic in detail, dealing with both legal and practical issues under leading international and national legal regimes. Through excerpts of key court decisions and detailed analysis, it thoroughly covers the role of U.S. courts in enforcing international arbitration agreements under the Federal Arbitration Act, providing an invaluable guide to the enforceability of international arbitration awards in U.S. courts and the role of U.S. courts in granting provisional remedies, selecting arbitrators and arbitral situses, ordering discovery, and otherwise providing judicial support for the international arbitral process. Note: North America: Sales Exclusive by Transnational Publishers, Inc.

Interpretation and Uniformity of the Uncitral Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Dean Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789041167002
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Numerous jurisdictions worldwide have augmented their ratification of the New York Convention of 1958 with the UNCITRAL Model Law 1985 (UML), which takes a giant step forward toward global uniformity in legal application and understanding of the arbitration process. This book develops a standard or benchmark for the UML objective of uniformity, using the relevant legislation and case law of Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia to consider whether a uniform approach to implementation of the UML and its interpretation is being achieved across those jurisdictions. The author's methodological tools are eminently adaptable to other jurisdictions. Given the importance of the ability to set aside an arbitral award, the body of case law on setting aside and the directly related area of enforcement, the emphasis throughout is on Article 34. In addition, the study considers: - the meaning of uniformity in law and in the context of the UML; - the correct approach to interpretation of the UML pre and post Article 2A; - the interpretational relationship between the UML and the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG); - the relationship between the UML and the New York Convention; - the degree of textual uniformity of Article 34 with the three jurisdictions focused on; and - the degree of applied uniformity of Article 34 both in terms of juristic methodology and similarity of results. The author, with more than thirty years of practice in the field of commercial arbitration in Hong Kong, has had access to voluminous cases spanning decades and brings his specialist expertise to the subject. This book considers whether the UML has succeeded in its aim of achieving uniformity. It serves as a guide, both academic and practical, to exploring and adopting the correct approach to the interpretation of the UML as well as to the method of classification of court decisions under the UML. This study is of immeasurable academic and practical value.

Treaty Interpretation in Investment Arbitration

Author: J Romesh Weeramantry
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019163817X
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The rise of investment arbitration in the last decade has generated an unprecedented body of arbitral case law. The work of these arbitral tribunals has provided scholars and practitioners with public international law jurisprudence, including materials on treaty interpretation which has not yet been thoroughly analysed. This book evaluates the contribution of investment arbitration treaty interpretation jurisprudence to international law, covering all key aspects of treaty interpretation. Included in the book's coverage are awards which feature in prominent discussions or in applications of treaty interpretation rules. Among the significant portion of arbitral awards analysed, which deal with investment treaties, are ICSID awards, ad hoc investment arbitration awards, NAFTA awards, and Energy Charter Treaty awards. The extensive analysis of investment arbitration awards and decisions has also been used to create a table highlighting both the references to principles of treaty interpretation and instances in which they were rejected. This invaluable insight into the practice of investment tribunals will be of interest to both practitioners and academics alike. Foreword by by Professor Michael Reisman, Yale Law School _

Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration

Author: Loukas A. Mistelis
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041124500
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In a three-day symposium held at the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary in April 2005, a stellar array of practitioners and academics undertook the task of taking a fresh look at some of the persistent legal and practice issues of international arbitration. The conference and this book derived from it illustrate the combination of the scholarly and the highly practical which has characterised the mission of the School of International Arbitration since its establishment in 1985. These insightful papers demonstrate not only the increasing breadth and scope of the subject, but also the way in which many of its themes and issues cross legal and disciplinary boundaries and pose questions for the future of the law and arbitration practice in an internationalised world. These include: and• public policy; and• mandatory rules; and• confidentiality; and• provisional measures; and• res judicata; and• costs; and• amicus briefs; and• groups of companies; and• parallel proceedings; and and• anti-suit injunctions.

Interpretation in International Law

Author: Andrea Bianchi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191038709
Format: PDF
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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.