The Art of Arbitration

Commercial disputes are common in business, with many organisations handling multiple disputes on a domestic or international level in the course of their activities. The efficient resolution of those disagreements is crucial to ensuring costs and time are kept to a minimum, allowing the companies involved to focus on their primary operations without the distraction of a complex dispute.

Litigation is acknowledged as a difficult, time-consuming and expensive process, often requiring multiple hearings and appeals that can alter resolution timescales significantly. As a result, arbitration has become established as a viable alternative, often preferred because of its efficiency and transparency.

There are a number of high-profile arbitration institutions, such as The UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention), that have an established set of rules and procedures accepted and implemented by all signatory countries. This level playing field has given organisations greater confidence to engage in international trade and commerce, without the spectre of costly litigation proceedings in a foreign legal system they have minimal understanding of.

With this in mind, IR Global brought eight members of its Disputes Group together to discuss arbitration procedures and their application to international commercial disputes. The aim of this feature is to give members and their clients practical insight into the specifics of arbitration in major jurisdictions across Europe, the Americas and Asia. We also highlight major arbitration institutions including The New York Convention, The Panama Convention, FIAA, AAA, ICC and CIETAC.

The following discussion involves IR Global members from the United States – New York and Florida, England, Austria, The Netherlands, China, The Cayman Islands and Spain.

Conseillers contributeurs

  • John Wolfs
    Cannabis Advisory , Commercial Law and Commercial Litigation in Netherlands

    John Wolfs

    goldJohn is a gold member
    MOTY 2016John was Member of the Year winner in 2016
    Managing Director, Wolfs Advocaten
  • Gary E Davidson
    Commercial Arbitration in Florida

    Gary E Davidson

    goldGary E is a gold member
    finalist 2021Gary E was Member of the Year finalist in 2021
    Partner, Diaz Reus
  • Howard Colman
    Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Litigation in England

    Howard Colman

    goldHoward is a gold member
    MOTY 2022Howard was Member of the Year winner in 2022
    finalist 2015Howard was Member of the Year finalist in 2015
    Managing Partner, Colman Coyle
  • Dr. Xu Guojian
    Commercial Arbitration in China

    Dr. Xu Guojian

    silverDr. Xu is a silver member
    Senior Partner, SGLA Law Firm
  • Dr. Klaus Oblin
    Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Litigation in Austria

    Dr. Klaus Oblin

    silverDr. Klaus is a silver member
    Senior Counsel, OBLIN Rechtsanwälte GmbH
  • Cherry Bridges
    Banking & Finance , Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Litigation in Cayman Islands

    Cherry Bridges

    silverCherry is a silver member
    Partner, Ritch & Conolly
  • Leonard Rodes
    Commercial Arbitration in New York

    Leonard Rodes

    bronzeLeonard is a bronze member
    Founding Member, The Rodes Firm PLLC
  • Daniel Jimenez
    White Collar Crime in Spain

    Daniel Jimenez

    bronzeDaniel is a bronze member
    Founder and Head of Litigation and Arbitration Department, SLJ Abogados