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International Commercial Arbitration: A Guide for U.S. Judges

S. I. Strong
January 1, 2012

Although U.S. federal courts across the country are seeing an ever-increasing number of cases associated with international commercial arbitration, few judges are familiar with this unique and complicated area of law. This guide offers judges a useful framework for analysis of matters relating to international commercial arbitration by providing a succinct and practical overview of the field as well as a specific, motion-by-motion discussion of the kinds of issues that commonly arise in U.S. courts. In so doing, the guide discusses the use and purpose of international treaties and foreign and domestic case law as well as the relevance of arbitral awards and arbitral rules. The discussion also provides information on where to find additional source material in this important and rapidly changing area of law.