This leading commentary on international commercial arbitration, now in its sixth edition, is an essential guide for arbitrators, lawyers, and students. Based on the authors' extensive experience as counsel and arbitrators, it provides an updated explanation of all elements of the law and practice of arbitration. This text provides an authoritative guide to the international arbitral process, from the drafting of the arbitration agreement to the enforcement of arbitral awards. The sixth edition has been updated to incorporate reference to the latest significant developments in the field such as the new LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules and new IBA Guidelines. There will also be an increased reference to international arbitral authority and practice from beyond Europe (China, India, and the US). Following the chronology of an arbitration, the book covers applicable laws, arbitration agreements, the establishment and powers of a tribunal, the conduct of proceedings and the role of domestic courts. In addition, it provides an in-depth examination of the award itself, and comments on the special considerations applying to arbitrations brought under investment treaties. It draws on examples of the rules and practice of arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.
About the Author
Nigel Blackaby, Partner and Head of International Arbitration Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Washington, DC, Constantine Partasides, Founding Partner, Three Crowns LLP, London, Paris, Washington, DC, Alan Redfern, Barrister and international arbitrator, One Essex Court Chambers, London, Martin Hunter, Barrister and international arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers, London, and Professor of International Dispute Resolution, Nottingham Law School Nigel Blackaby is a partner and head of the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington DC. Nigel acts as counsel and arbitrator with a particular focus on Latin America. He has represented foreign investors and states in arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and AAA in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Nigel is an editor of Arbitration International, a council member of the LCIA Latin America Users' Committee and of the Advisory Board of the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is editor and co-author of International Arbitration in Latin America (2003), a co-author of A Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2004) and a co-author of the fourth edition of Redfern & Hunter on International Commercial Arbitration (2004). He is an occasional postgraduate lecturer in arbitration at the University of Paris I - Sorbonne. Constantine Partasides is founding partner of Three Crowns LLP, a specialist international arbitration firm with offices in London, Paris and Washington DC. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in approximately fifty ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, AAA and ICSID. In recent years, Constantine has specialised in arbitrations in the energy sector arising under contracts and investment treaties. Constantine co-authored the fourth edition of 'Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration', he is the news editor of the Journal International Arbitration Law Review, and a council-member of the LCIA's European Users Council. Alan Redfern is a member of One Essex Court Chambers. He has acted as chairman, sole arbitrator or party-nominated arbitrator in numerous disputes, including ad hoc arbitrations, as well as those conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and under the leading arbitral regimes, including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, AAA and ICDR. Alan is a vice-president of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He is also a non-executive director of the London Court of International Arbitration. He is on the international panel of the American Arbitration Association and of arbitral institutions in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere. Professor Martin Hunter is a Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Nottingham Law School and a member of One Essex Court Chambers. He has acted as an advocate, sole arbitrator or as chairman or member of tribunals of three arbitrators on many occasions. These include AAA, CDP, JCAA, ICC, LCIA. NAFTA, NAI and SIAC arbitrations, as well as arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and other types of ad hoc arbitration. He was the chairman of the ICC Arbitration Commission's Working Group on Dissenting Opinions and Interim and Partial Awards (1985-89) and deputy chairman of the United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry Committee on arbitration law (1990-97).