Dozens of institutions specializing in the resolution of cross-border disputes administer international commercial arbitrations. These institutions typically provide a neutral set of procedural rules, maintain a roster of qualified arbitrators, resolve challenges to the selection of arbitrators, and provide space for holding hearings.
Listed below are links to the websites of some of the most prominent arbitral institutions, as well as electronic and print resources for accessing arbitration rules.
The most comprehensive listing of arbitral institutions worldwide is the Arbitral Institutions Directory maintained by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. Browse alphabetically or by country. Alternatively, enter the name of a known abitral institution in the search box.
Listed below are links to the websites of some of the most prominent arbitral institutions. Most of these institutions post current and prior editions of their procedural rules on their websites, which may be downloaded in PDF format without charge.
The subscription-based resources described below provide online access to current (and sometimes also superseded) arbitration rules issued by multiple arbitral institutions. Jus Mundi and Kluwer Arbitration offer the broadest coverage. Westlaw's coverage is more selective.
Comparative Chart of International Arbitration Rules
The law firm of Baker & McKenzie maintains this interactive comparative chart, which enables users to quickly compare the arbitration rules issued by 16 leading arbitral institutions on more than a dozen criteria. Information about costs and fees, based on the amount of money in dispute, also is provided for each institution.