Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration

Overview

The notion of mandatory rules of law has long been of interest in private international law. It is no wonder that the subject has also emerged as something of a preoccupation of those who are involved in the world of international commercial arbitration. As both legal academics and international arbitrators, the editors of this book took a keen interest in how mandatory rules might “fit” into the international arbitration picture. To better understand the phenomenon of mandatory rules (and to gauge whether its ...

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Overview

The notion of mandatory rules of law has long been of interest in private international law. It is no wonder that the subject has also emerged as something of a preoccupation of those who are involved in the world of international commercial arbitration. As both legal academics and international arbitrators, the editors of this book took a keen interest in how mandatory rules might “fit” into the international arbitration picture. To better understand the phenomenon of mandatory rules (and to gauge whether its importance might possibly even be exaggerated in the international arbitral context), the editors convened at Columbia Law School in June 2007 a workshop under the joint auspices of Columbia and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London. The workshop gathered a small number of leading academics and practitioners to consider whether the notion of mandatory rules of law has a place in international arbitration and, if so, how it might best be accommodated 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933833668
  • Publisher: JurisNet, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Loukas Mistelis is an acknowledged authority on international dispute resolution. He has been listed as one of the “leading lights”, 45 under 45, amongst the top 15 highlighted members of the list and is listed on the Who’s Who Commercial Arbitration since 2007. Loukas Mistelis is the Clive Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and the Director of the School of International Arbitration. He is also Visiting Professor, NYU in London and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. He is also an Academic Member of the Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration.

Professor Mistelis was educated in Greece, France, Germany and Japan. He has been a member of the Athens Bar since 1993. He is fluent in English, German and Greek, and has good knowledge ofFrench, and basic knowledge of Polish, Russian and Spanish. His publications (in English, German, Greek and Russian) include more than 50 referred articles and ten books. His arbitration experience covers ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC and Moscow cases.

George A. Bermann is Professor of Columbia University School of Law (since 1975) and currently Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law; Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law; Director, European Legal Studies Center. He teaches courses on Comparative Law, European & EU Law, WTO Law, Transnational Litigation and Arbitration. He is a member of thefaculty of the College d’Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and of the D.E.S.S. of Law and Globalization of the Institut des Sciences of Politiques (Sciences Po, Ecole de Droit) (Paris). He is also visiting Professor at the University of Paris I and previously at University of Paris II, Bordeaux, Fribourg, Lausanne, St. Gallen; New York University; Tulane University and Bucerius Law School (Hamburg). Professor Bermann serves as President, Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé (Paris), 2006 to date; President, American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), 1998 to 2002; Editor in Chief, American Journal of Comparative Law, 2004 to 2008; Court-appointed foreign law expert on French, German, UK, Swiss and EU Law; and is Founder and Chair of the Board, Columbia Journal of European Law, 1997 to date. His international arbitration activities include Chief Reporter, ALI Restatement of Law of International Commercial Arbitration, 2008 to date; Director, American Arbitration Association; anelist,International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), American Arbitration Association; International Commercial Arbitrator; counsel and expert witness in international arbitrations; and Member, Academic Council, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). Professor Bermann was a Jervey Fellow, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, 1973 to1975 and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1971 where he was editor of the Yale Law Journal. He earned a B.A. from Yale College in 1967 (summa cum laude with exceptional distinction in political science).

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