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Arbitration: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas Schultz and Thomas Grant

April 2021

ISBN: 9780198738749

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Arbitration is a legal dispute resolution mechanism, alternative to courts. This book explains what arbitration is, how it works, what parties who have agreed to go to arbitration should expect, the relationship between arbitration and the law, and the politics of arbitration. It also considers where the global system of arbitration is headed.

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Arbitration is a legal dispute resolution mechanism, alternative to courts. This book explains what arbitration is, how it works, what parties who have agreed to go to arbitration should expect, the relationship between arbitration and the law, and the politics of arbitration. It also considers where the global system of arbitration is headed.

  • Offers an engaging and accessible account of the main principles of arbitration
  • Draws on cases from around the world to illustrate the importance of arbitration in both national and personal disputes
  • Provides a succinct understanding of the business and political implications of the continuing rise of arbitration
  • Discusses the relationship between arbitration and the law
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Thomas Schultz, Professor of Law, King's College London, and Thomas Grant, Senior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

Thomas Schultz is Professor of Law at King's College London, Professor of International Arbitration at the University of Geneva, Visiting Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and Co-Director of the Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement. He is the author of four books on arbitration, including Transnational Legality: Stateless Law and International Arbitration (2014), and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement.

Thomas D. Grant is a Senior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of several books on public international law topics and a general editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (OUP). International arbitration and dispute settlement are among his principal teaching areas. As a practicing lawyer, he has served as counsel or assistant counsel in a number of inter-State cases at the International Court of Justice, in investment arbitrations under ICSID rules and in ICC commercial arbitrations.

Table of Contents

    Prologue
    1:Where does arbitration come from?
    2:How does arbitration work?
    3:From financial crises to doping disputes: "I will see you in... arbitration!"
    4:Arbitration and the law
    5:The geopolitics of arbitration against governments
    6:Where is arbitration going?
    References
    Further Reading
    Index

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