Private Dispute Resolution in International Business consists of two
books and an interactive DVD-ROM. Volume I follows the progress of a
dispute between two companies, in step-by-step detail, through negotiation,
mediation, and arbitration in turn. Volume II provides precise,
informed solutions to the problems raised in the first volume’s case study.
The DVD-ROM contains not only all contracts and other written documentation
produced during the dispute—including all procedural orders and awards
rendered by the arbitral tribunal during the arbitration, the text of legal
materials such as arbitration laws and rules and international conventions,
and further learning and teaching aids—but also almost 100 videos dramatising
the negotiation, mediation, and arbitration proceedings described in the
books, conducted by highly experienced practitioners active in the field of
international dispute resolution. Subtitles in the videos refer the viewer to
paragraphs in the books where each relevant legal problem is analysed. In
addition, an internet home page provides regular updates.
The Case Study (Volume I) provides a realistic and highly practical approach
to learning and teaching the law and practice of private dispute resolution in
The Handbook (Volume II) provides a comprehensive comparative study of the law
of international dispute resolution.
The DVD-ROM allows for a highly innovative, interactive teaching and learning
experience, and provides a comprehensive collection of arbitration rules and
other documentary material.
The videos on the DVD-ROM clearly manifest the soft skills and advocacy skills
required to successfully resolve international business disputes, including
the unique opportunity to draw on-screen comparisons between the negotiation,
mediation, and arbitration methods.
With its concrete and highly practical approach, this innovative teaching and
training tool for international dispute resolution will be of immeasurable
value to students and teachers of dispute resolution, corporate counsel,
international lawyers, and business people.
The DVD-ROM has a large number of interactive teaching and learning features
which you can use simultaneously with the books or separately. The main menu
of the DVD contains seven buttons:
‘Parties and Persons’,
‘Documents and Events’,
‘Soft Skills’ and
The button ‘Parties and Persons’ provides an overview of
the ‘actors’ who appear in the video section of the DVD-ROM.
Under the button ‘Case Development’ you will find an
animated graphical Case Development which enables you to better understand the
sequence of events in the first two Scenarios of the Case Study. This tool
should therefore be used simultaneously with the Case Study.
Under the button ‘Documents and Events’ you will find a
chronological list of events for each Scenario, together with the relevant
documents produced by the xvi Private Dispute Resolution in International
Business – Handbook parties during the contract negotiations, the negotiations
in the Hague, the mediation (fax messages, general contract conditions, etc.)
and the arbitration (legal briefs, communications from the DIS Secretariat,
orders of the Tribunal, awards, etc.) as pdf files. You should refer to these
documents whenever the symbol‘( )’ indicates that the document is reproduced
on the DVD.
Under the button ‘Materials’, you will find the laws,
mediation and arbitration rules etc. which are referred to in the book. Again,
the symbol ‘( )’, which you find both in the Case Study and the Handbook,
indicates that the material can be found on the DVD-ROM.
Under the ‘Soft Skills’ button you will find a variety of
learning and teaching aids for negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
Finally, the internet homepage at www.private-dispute-resolution.com provides
regular updates for the problems covered in the Handbook and more.