This concise yet comprehensive textbook introduces the reader to the law and practice of international arbitration. Arbitration is a complex field due to the variety of disciplines involved and necessitates an approach that takes nothing for granted. Written by a renowned scholar and practitioner, this book explains the divergent issues of civil procedure, contracts, conflict of laws, international law amongst others in an accessible manner. Focusing mainly on international commercial arbitration, the book also features a distinct chapter on consumer and online arbitration and an equally comprehensive chapter on international investment arbitration.
Ilias Bantekas is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Brunel University and a senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. He has advised law firms, governments and international organisations in most areas of international law, including international arbitration. Alongside his academic career he served as head of international law and arbitration at a Legal500 law firm.
1. Introduction to international arbitration; 2. The laws and rules applicable to arbitration; 3. The agreement to arbitrate; 4. The arbitral tribunal; 5. Arbitration and the courts; 6. The conduct of arbitral proceedings; 7. Arbitral awards and challenges against awards; 8. Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards; 9. Consumer and online arbitration; 10. Investment arbitration.