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For many parties to international contracts, arbitration has proven to be the
most effective means of dispute resolution, yet too many of such contracts
still founder on the rocks of defective dispute resolution clauses. This
acclaimed book shows practitioners how to steer clear of those all-toocommon
obstacles by drafting fully-informed, comprehensive contract provisions at the
With this newly updated edition of the Freshfields Guide to Arbitration
Clauses in International Contracts - still in the concise, attractive
format that made the original so popular - lawyers and business people will
confidently negotiate contracts that ensure a speedy, clear-cut resolution of
any dispute likely to arise. Taking into account the many significant
developments in the law and practice of international arbitration that have
occurred over the years since the previous editions, it offers:
• clear, uncomplicated contract-drafting advice, derived from the authors'
wide-ranging practical experience,
• model clauses that ensure the effectiveness of dispute resolution provisions
- and avoid pitfalls, and
• important reference materials.
With this new edition The Freshfields Guide to Arbitration Clauses in
International Contracts reaffirms itself as the preferred short guide for
busy contract negotiators. It will help them to draft provisions that will
weather disputes, preserve transactions, and foster long-lasting relationships
Preface to the first edition. Preface to the second edition. Preface to the
third edition. 1. Choosing the method. 2. Choosing the
applicable law. 3. Choosing the place of arbitration. 4.
Choosing the language of the arbitration. 5. Choosing the rules. 6
. Choosing the arbitrators. 7. Choosing mechanisms to deal with
specific situations. 8. Choosing ADR/tiered dispute resolution methods.
9. Drafting the arbitration clause. Appendices