Handbook of UNCITRAL Arbitration (3rd ed. 2019)

The Handbook of UNCITRAL Arbitration presents a practical, rule by rule guide to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, offering in-depth commentary, analysis and support materials as used in both commercial and investment arbitration. It reviews each stage of the UNCITRAL arbitration process, from the arbitration clause, through the arbitral proceedings, to the award.
“a precious companion and a valuable reference for those involved in international arbitration” Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary of UNCITRAL
New to edition:
  • Reflects the arbitral awards and state court decisions published in the last four years
  • Includes the 2016 UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings
  • Discusses the application of the various IBA Rules and Guidelines as reflected in the 2016 IBA Report on Soft Law
  • Covers current trends to manage arbitration procedure, in particular, bifurcation of issues
  • Features a table of challenge decisions regarding arbitrators rendered by institutions and courts
  • Focuses on the latest trends as to awarding of costs and for security for costs

To read the Preface and Foreword:  http://www.thwebster.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Handbook-of-UNCITRAL-Arbitration-Foreword-and-Preface.pdf

For a comparison of the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules with the 2013 UNCITRAL Arbitraiton Rules: http://www.thwebster.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Comparison-between-the-1976-Version-of-the-UNCITRAL-Arbitration-Rules-and.pdf


Handbook of ICC Arbitration (5th ed. 2021) with Michael Bühler

The Handbook is a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of ICC arbitration.As with the prior editions, this fifth edition of the Handbook of ICC Arbitration will provide an invaluable contribution to ICC arbitration.
– Alexis Mourre, Former President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Written by experience practitioners who act as arbitrators and counsel in dozens of cases each year, The Handbook of ICC Arbitration reflects the latest practice in ICC arbitration.
 Key features:
  • Provides article-by-article commentary on the 2021 ICC Rules of Arbitration, incorporating discussion of ICC Notes and developments in case law and soft law.
  • Chapters guide the practitioner through the arbitral process, from commencement, to the arbitral tribunal, arbitral proceedings, and awards and costs.
  • Examines the diverse issues that can occur during an arbitration, from appointment and challenge of arbitrators, case management conferences, issues of due process and hearings, admissibility and weight of evidence, and annulment and enforcement of awards.
  • Contains a useful selection of models, notes, checklists and examples
New to this edition:
  • The application in practice of the Emergency Arbitrator Provisions.
  • The new Expedited Procedure Provisions for smaller arbitrations.
  • The Expedited Determination Procedure for Manifestly Unmeritorious Claims and Defenses and the impact on applications for Partial Awards.
  • The application (and increased transparency) of ICC procedures as reflected in particular in the most recent ICC Note to the Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of Arbitration under the ICC Rules.
  • The ICC’s practice with respect to disclosure by arbitrators and a detailed table of the results of challenge decisions of the ICC and discussion of recent US and UK cases on conflicts of interest of arbitrators.
    • The ICC’s efforts to increase the efficiency of ICC arbitration by shortening the period for Terms of Reference, requiring an early Procedural Timetable, and requiring Tribunals to render awards promptly or be subject to financial consequences.
    • The developments in soft law taking into account in particular the IBA’s September 2016 report on soft law, the application of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (2020), the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration (2014) and the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration (2013).
    • Dealing with various applications from the perspective of arbitrators and counsel regarding in particular bifurcation, applications for security for costs and due process issues relating to admitting or excluding evidence.

    To read the Foreword and Preface:

    Link to Foreword by Alexis Mourre

    Link to the Authors’ Preface