Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM084: International Commercial Arbitration

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

There is no textbook as such for this course. It is suggested that you purchase A Tweeddale and K Tweeddale, Arbitration of Commercial Disputes: International and English Law and Practice (Oxford: OUP, 2007, paperback edn), which covers well both the international dimension of arbitration and English law. GB Born, International Arbitration: Cases and Materials (Alphen aan de Rijn, Kluwer Law International 2011), which reports the majority of non-English cases discussed in this course, is available in the library.

There are a number of other books on arbitration in the library that you should consult:

  • N Blackaby and ors, Redfern & Hunter on International Arbitration (paperback edn Oxford, OUP 2009)
  • DM Lew, LA Mistelis, SM Kröll, Comparative International Commercial Arbitration (The Hague, Kluwer Law International, 2003)
  • WW Park, Arbitration of International Business Disputes: Studies in Law and Practice (New York, OUP 2006)
  • J-F Poudret and S Besson, Comparative Law of International Arbitration (London, Sweet & Maxwell 2007)
  • LA Mistelis and SL Brekoulakis, Arbitrability: International & Comparative Perspectives (Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International 2009)
  • J-L Delvolvé, GH Pointon, J Rouche, French Arbitration Law and Practice: A Dynamic Civil Law Approach to International Arbitration (Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International 2009). Two useful commentaries on the Arbitration Act 1996 are:
  • R Merkin and L Flannery, Arbitration Act 1996 (4th edn London, Informa 2008)
  • B Harris, R Planterose and J Tecks, The Arbitration Act 1996: A Commentary (4th edn, Blackwell Science UK 2007)  (Materials  Cases are available either in Born, International Arbitration (generally as excerpts) or online).