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International Arbitration

International Arbitration
Three Salient Problems

2nd Edition

Part of Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures

  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768023


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  • The vitality, or alternatively, vitiation, of the international arbitral process is a pressing subject today. The explosion of inter-State, investor-State, and international commercial arbitration attest to the huge expansion of the field in recent years. This second edition combines the historical analysis of the first edition in 1987 with a survey of contemporary developments on each of the three salient problems identified: (i) the severability of the arbitration agreement; (ii) denial of justice (and now other possible breaches of international law) by governmental negation of arbitration; and (iii) the authority of truncated international arbitral tribunals. The international arbitral process continues to be fortified against unilateral attempts to derail it, and this book will be an invaluable guide for today's practitioners and scholars alike.

    • Addresses a key aspect of cross-border interactions: international arbitration
    • Provides a thorough historical analysis of three salient problems in international arbitration that persist today
    • Updates historical analysis with a detailed assessment of recent developments
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768023
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Severability of the Arbitration Agreement: Part II. Denial of Justice, and Other Breaches of International Law, by Governmental Negation of Arbitration: Part III. The Authority of Truncated International Arbitral Tribunals.

  • Authors

    Stephen M. Schwebel, International Court of Justice
    Stephen M. Schwebel has been a student and practitioner of international arbitration since 1954 when he was a member of Aramco's legal team in the Onassis Arbitration. He served as a judge of the International Court of Justice 1981–2000 and as Court president 1997–2000.

    Luke Sobota, Three Crowns LLP, Washington DC
    Luke Sobota is a founding partner of Three Crowns LLP, Washington DC, a firm dedicated to international arbitration. He has extensive experience in investor-State, commercial, and inter-State arbitrations. He is co-author of the monograph General Principles of Law and International Due Process (2017) and is a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School.

    Ryan Manton, Three Crowns LLP, Washington DC
    Ryan Manton is an Associate at Three Crowns LLP, Washington DC. He has appeared as counsel before a range of international tribunals in inter-State, investor-State and international commercial arbitrations and other disputes. He previously taught public international law at the University of Oxford, from where he also graduated with a D.Phil. in Law.

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