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International Commercial Arbitration Research Guide

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

Subscription Databases for International Commercial Arbitration Research

The subscription databases described below focus primarily on international commercial arbitration, but also include at least some coverage of investor-state dispute resolution.

  • ICC Dispute Resolution Library.*
    Access extracts from arbitral awards, as well as procedural orders, issued in disputes administered by the International Court of Arbitration of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce.  The database also includes collections of articles (dossiers) published by the ICC's Institute of World Business Law and other ICC publications.  Search by keyword or browse chronologically by publication type.
  • Kluwer Arbitration.
    Access investment treaties, national legislation, arbitral rules, arbitral awards, and court decisions, as well as secondary sources, including e-books and articles from 12 specialized journals.  Browse by content type or search by keyword.  To apply filters before running a search, click on the white triangle immediately to the left of the search box.  Use the practice tools to create "smart charts" comparing legislation across jurisdictions or procedural rules issued by multiple arbitral institutions.  The Kluwer Arbitration Blog publishes informed commentary by leading practitioners.
  • Transnational Dispute Management (TDM).
    TDM publishes an online journal featuring peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of transnational commercial dispute resolution. TDM also maintains a growing database of primary legal materials ("Legal & Regulatory Docs"), which includes investment treaties, national laws, arbitral awards, and court decisions.
  • Westlaw. (International Arbitration Materials)
    This Westlaw database includes investment treaties, model laws, national legislation from select jurisdictions, procedural rules, arbitral awards, case law from select jurisdictions, secondary sources, and drafting aids.

* When you click on the link, you will be prompted to log in with your GULC Net ID in order to access the shared user name and password for the ICC Dispute Resolution Library (ICC DLR).  You must enter the shared user name and password on the homepage of the ICC DLR in order to access its content.