The subscription databases and free electronic resources described below provide access to arbitral decisions and awards and/or court opinions related to international commercial arbitration. Bear in mind that all of these resources are selective, not comprehensive, in their coverage. Therefore, you may need to consult multiple resources in order to find what you are seeking.
ICC Dispute Resolution Library
This International Chamber of Commerce database includes extracts from selected arbitral awards issued in proceedings administered by the ICC's International Court of Arbitration from 1990 onward. The extracts are arranged by ICC case number. Descriptions of the parties are provided, but their names are omitted. Coverage is selective, not comprehensive. Click on "Awards" to browse by subject or on "Bulletins" to browse chronologically. Or search by keyword.
Kluwer Arbitration provides selective coverage of arbitral awards and court decisions on matters of law pertaining to international commercial arbitration, including arbitrability, validity, annulment, and enforcement. It also offers a separate tool that can be used to search or browse for court decisions concerning the enforcement of awards under the New York Convention.
Transnational Dispute Management (TDM)
To access arbitral awards and court decisions, click on the "Legal and Regulatory Docs" tab on the main menu. On the following page, click on the "Search" button. Then scroll down to access the Advanced Search template. Select "International Commercial Arbitration Awards" or "Cases" as the Category. You may limit searches by date and by country.
Westlaw offers the following resources:
New York Convention Case Law Database
This searchable database of cases that apply and interpret the New York Convention is provided by UNCITRAL, in partnership with Shearman & Sterling, LLP, and Columbia Law School. Use the basic search box to search by keyword and filter the results by year, language, jurisdiction, and convention article. Use the Advanced Search template to search by title (caption), docket number, and party name. For most cases, an English summary is provided. The full text of the opinion in its original language can be viewed in your browser or downloaded in PDF format.
CLOUT (Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts) Database
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) maintains this searchable database of cases that interpret and apply treaties and model laws drafted by UNCITRAL. Court decisions constitute the majority of the content, but some arbitral decisions also are included. Only abstracts (summaries) of the court decisions and arbitral awards are provided, not the full texts. The abstracts are available in all six of the U.N.'s official languages. For additional information about the database, consult this Fact Sheet (PDF) or this more detailed User Guide (PDF).
Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) Database
Pace Law School maintains this searchable database of cases from multiple jurisdictions that interpret and apply the CISG. It contains more than 10,000 case abstracts (summaries) and more than 3,000 full-text opinions. Some decisions issued by arbitral tribunals also are included.