The Model Law Approach to International Commercial Arbitration: A Primer

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Taking the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as its basis, this concise and accessible book presents a cutting-edge account of the international arbitral process. Applying a chronological approach, the book will enable readers to gain an understanding of the arbitral process from start to finish.

Chapters explore key topics including the general structure of international commercial arbitration, the Model Law, arbitration agreements, the arbitral tribunal, the conduct of arbitral proceedings, and challenges to and enforcement of arbitral awards. The book also highlights key underlying principles in international arbitration such as party autonomy, the finality of awards and the need to limit court intervention. It also examines the harmonising aim of the Model Law, demonstrating how it acts as a blueprint for legislation on international commercial arbitration, and ties in relevant case law to give a holistic picture of international commercial arbitration in action.

This book will prove indispensable to academics and students of international commercial law, arbitration and dispute resolution, who are seeking clarity on the legal framework governing the arbitral process. Legal practitioners will similarly benefit from this clear and concise guide to the application of the Model Law.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham (UK) & Northampton, Massachussets (USA)
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages184
ISBN (Print)9781802203721
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2024

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Private and Commercial law


  • arbitration
  • UNCITRAL Model Law
  • international commercial arbitration
  • harmonisation


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