Seminar Paper – International Arbitration: the Key Elements (May 2004, Charles Manzoni)

Seminar Paper – International Arbitration: the Key Elements (May 2004, Charles Manzoni)


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This paper was originally presented at 39 Essex Street in May 2004

“Lots of people blithely speak of “international arbitration”, without defining what it is.  If an arbitrator is American, lives in America but is an arbitrator with particular specialisation, and he is asked to conduct, an arbitration in London between two UK parties concerning a contract carried out in London, is that international?  Does the fact that one set of lawyers is from Australia and one from the United States make it an international arbitration when the dispute is about UK contract, between UK parties, or possibly even UK subsidiaries of foreign parties, and the contract was carried out in the UK? In some people’s terminology, the answer is often “Yes” to such questions.  The reality though should be considered to be a little more carefully…”


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