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An Arbitrator’s Power May Be Greater Than That of a Judge

USA - June 7 2018 Arbitration is a creature of contract, and an arbitrator’s powers are in effect defined by the parties’ arbitration agreement. Paradoxically, although...

Arbitrability Basics: An Illustration of the “Autonomy” Principle

USA - March 22 2018 Arbitration is a creature of contract. So is the law concerning contracts with an arbitration clause the same as the law concerning any other contract...

Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards in the U.S. - Could a Court Abstain Due To “Inconvenience”?

USA - June 21 2017 Forum non conveniens is one of several judicial abstention doctrines, applied from time to time by U.S. courts, that permit a court to dismiss...

Mandatory vs. Permissive Arbitration Clauses: A Survey of the Laws of Other Common Law Countries

Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, India - March 27 2017 In an earlier post we provided advice on how to interpret the words “may” and “must” when they appear in arbitration clauses that are to be...

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When An Arbitration Clause Sounds Permissive But Is Not Does “May” Really Mean “Must”?

USA - January 12 2017 Is an arbitration clause mandatory or permissive when it provides that either party to the contract may elect to submit a dispute to binding...