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International Commercial Arbitration Research Guide

This guide introduces researchers to primary and secondary sources for international commercial arbitration research.

Getting Started with Secondary Sources

If you are new to international commercial arbitration, or are unfamiliar with a particular aspect of it, start your research with a secondary source.  In addition to providing background information, analysis, and commentary, secondary sources will help you to identify relevant primary materials, such as treaties, national legislation, and arbitral decisions.

A treatise is a scholarly work that provides comprehensive analysis of a single, broad subject.   Practice guides are similar to treatises, but are written from a practitioner's perspective.

Treatises & Practice Guides in Print

Treatises & Practice Guides Online

International Commercial Arbitration
This Westlaw treatise provides a comprehensive overview of the international commercial arbitration process.  The appendix includes model clauses for drafting customized arbitration agreements.

International Commercial Arbitration Practice:  21st Century Perspectives
Part I examines how arbitrations are conducted in common law, civil law, and sharia law systems.  Part II discusses how arbitration practices vary by region, while Part III focuses on different approaches to arbitration within specific industries.  Part IV discusses recent trends, and Part V examines the impact of technological changes.