Redfern & Hunter on International Arbitration
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DescriptionThis leading guide to international commercial arbitration is an invaluable teaching tool, based on a wealth of experience and practical insight from the authors. Now in its fifth edition, this classic text provides students with a clear and authoritative explanation of the law and practice of international arbitration. Concise and well organised, it leads the reader through the different stages of the arbitral process. It is renowned for its direct approach to complex issues and the writing has been praised for its accessible and pedagogical style.
The logical structure of the book follows the chronology of an arbitration and the content includes advice on the drafting of the arbitration agreement as well as close examination of the award itself and comments on the special considerations applying to arbitrations brought under investment treaties. It covers applicable laws, the establishment and powers of a tribunal, the conduct of proceedings and the role of domestic courts and gives consideration to the challenge and enforcement of arbitral awards. Reference is made to the rules and practice of arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.
This new edition has been substantially updated to include fuller treatment of investment treaty arbitration and international arbitration beyond the UK and Europe as well as all the latest significant developments in the field. In particular, the fifth edition contains substantially more coverage of the law and practice of international arbitration in the US, Latin America, China and India.
Previous editions have been praised as "an indispensible guide for anyone involved in, studying or simply interested in, international commercial arbitration" and "a natural student's choice". The commentary combines with the comprehensive and practical guidance to make this the leading text on the subject.
- Written by leading practitioners and rich with references to significant arbitrations and recent decisions from the world's leading arbitral jurisdictions
- Includes appendices on the major international rules of arbitration and conventions and model arbitration clauses for international contracts
- The leading international authority on the law and practice of international arbitration now available in a paperback student version
- Clear and authoritative explanation of the arbitral process
- Provides the reader with practical answers to problems commonly encountered in international arbitration
- Renowned for its clarity on complex issues
"This latest edition makes a great contribution to the field of international commercial arbitration. It contains significant new information keeping pace with developments in this dynamic field. It is an indispensable guide for anyone involved in, studying, or simply interested in, international commercial arbitration."
-- Legal Week
Review of 4th Edition
"The most reliable and useful single-volume treatment of international commercial arbitration in the market today."
-- Professor Richard Graving, South Texas College of Law
Review of Previous Edition
"For most it is the first resource they turn to and they are rarely disappointed. This edition is indispensable and improved in almost every respect."
-- Journal of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Volume 68, Number 1, Feb 2002
Review of Previous Edition
"Redfern and Hunter is like a good claret - it improves with age."
-- Neil Kaplan QC, Hong Kong
Review of 4th Edition
''A detailed practitioner's handbook which should not be missing in the library of anyone involved in arbitration.''
-- Friedrich Blasť, 4 Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Issue 1 (2000) 95-98
Review of 3rd Edition
"The Fifth edition of this book is straightforward, well-written, and accessible and provides a practical and detailed treatment of the theory and practice of international arbitration. I recommend it to any academic library that collects in the area of international arbitration, as well as any library that serves arbitrators, counsel for arbitrations, or practitioners who employ arbitration clauses in international commercial contracts. For many reasons, including improved clarity, organization, and appearance, this edition is an improvement over previous ones."
--Jennifer Duperon, Legal Information Librarian & Coordinator of Electronic Services at Boston University, AALL Spectrum Blog
"It is a valuable work for practioners: rich in information and observations, or even advice on certain practical difficulties."
"Reflecting shifts in practice, the latest edition contains a longer section on arbitrator challenges, new sections on electronic document production, fuller treatment of investment treaty arbitration and more coverage of the law and practice of international arbitration in places such as Latin America, China and India." - Tony Landau QC, Global Arbitration Review
About the Author(s)
Nigel Blackaby is a partner and head of the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington DC. Nigel acts as counsel and arbitrator with a particular focus on Latin America. He has represented foreign investors and states in arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and AAA in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Nigel is an editor of Arbitration International, a council member of the LCIA Latin America Users' Committee and of the Advisory Board of the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is editor and co-author of International Arbitration in Latin America (2003), a co-author of A Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2004) and a co-author of the fourth edition of Redfern & Hunter on International Commercial Arbitration (2004). He is an occasional postgraduate lecturer in arbitration at the University of Paris I - Sorbonne.
Constantine Partasides is a partner and head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's international arbitration group in London. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in approximately fifty ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, AAA and ICSID. In recent years, Constantine has specialized in arbitrations in the energy sector arising under contracts and investment treaties. Constantine co-authored the fourth edition of 'Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration'; he is the news editor of the Journal International Arbitration Law Review, and a council-member of the LCIA's European Users Council.
Alan Redfern is a member of One Essex Court. He has acted as chairman, sole arbitrator or party-nominated arbitrator in numerous disputes, including ad hoc arbitrations, as well as those conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and under the leading arbitral regimes, including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, AAA and ICDR. Alan is a vice-president of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He is also a non-executive director of the London Court of International Arbitration. He is on the international panel of the American Arbitration Association and of arbitral institutions in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.
Martin Hunter was a partner of the firm known as Freshfields from 1967 to 1994, latterly leading the firm's International Arbitration Group. After retiring from the firm he requalified as a barrister and joined Essex Court Chambers, where he continues to practice in the field of international arbitration, both as counsel and as an international arbitrator.
In 1995 he was appointed to the newly-established Sweet & Maxwell chair of international dispute resolution at Nottingham Trent University , and has undertaken teaching assignments at King's College London and at universities around the world.
He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of DIAC; was Deputy Chairman of the committee that advised the UK Government on the 1996 Arbitration Act; is a member of ICCA; and has served on the Arbitration Courts of the ICC and LCIA .
He has also been published extensively extensively in specialist arbitration journals and elsewhere over the last twenty-five years.