1st Edition

A Practical Guide to International Arbitration in London

By Hilary Heilbron Copyright 2008
    384 Pages
    by Informa Law from Routledge

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    With the development of international arbitration globally and London as a leading arbitration centre, the need for knowledge of the subject extends to a wider legal audience. A Practical Guide to International Arbitration in London takes a pragmatic look at how to run an international arbitration with a London seat. It explores on a stage-by-stage basis the tactical, procedural and legal issues that need to be considered in an international arbitration in London from the perspective of the arbitral process, including its relationship with the support given by the English courts. The book also examines the role of the English courts in assisting foreign arbitrations.

    1.  Some Relevant Aspects of the English Legal System and Practice  2.  Overview of the Advantages and Disadvantages of International Arbitration Compared With Other Forms of Dispute Resolution  3.  Understanding Arbitration Clauses  4.  The Scope of the Arbitration Clause  5.  Choosing the Tribunal and the Legal Team  6.  Activity and Considerations Prior to Commencing an Arbitration  7.  First Steps in the Process  8.  Activity and Considerations Following the Formation of the Tribunal  9.  Jurisdiction  10.  Directions and Timetable  11.  Applications to the Court Prior to the Hearing  12.  Ongoing Issues and Preparing for the Hearing  13.  Hearings  14.  Awards  15.  Challenges to an Award and Appeals Generally  16.  Enforcement of an English or Foreign Award  17.  Investment Treaty Arbitration 


    Hilary Heilbron QC is a silk at Brick Court Chambers, and has over 20 years' experience as a Queen's Counsel. She represents a wide range of national and international commercial clients including as leading counsel in the House of Lords and Privy Council.