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A Global Guide to International Arbitration

Global Guide to International Arbitration

The International Arbitration team is pleased to announce the publication of A Global Guide to International Arbitration. This is a quick-reference guide to international arbitration globally and it is designed to provide a useful starting point when considering arbitration issues including the seat of the arbitration, enforcement options/risks and the protections which bilateral investment treaties may offer.

The guide will provide you with the following information:

• New York Convention: Has a country acceded? If so, on what basis and when?
• ICSID Convention: Has a country acceded? If so when?
• Local arbitration law: What is the arbitration law of each country? When was it enacted?
• UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985): Does the country enact this law entirely or in part?
• Local arbitral institutions: Does a country have a local arbitration institution?
• Bilateral investment treaties: Which bilateral investment treaties has each country entered into?
• Key conventions & Laws: Is a country a signatory to any of the relevant conventions?
• ICSID cases: The number of pending and concluded cases.
• Belt & Road Initiative: Is this country participating in China’s Belt & Road Initiative? 

These publications provide information on interesting legal developments. The material is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject matter covered and is not intended to provide legal advice. Readers should seek specific legal advice before taking any action with respect to the matters mentioned within the guides. We hope you find this guide useful and informative. It has been made possible with the input from lawyers across Mayer Brown’s global office network.

Interactive PDFs 

A Global Guide to International Arbitration - Americas
A Global Guide to International Arbitration - Europe
A Global Guide to International Arbitration - Africa
A Global Guide to International Arbitration - Asia-Pacific

Due to the evolving nature of the legal industry, at times the guides may not reflect the current state of the legal market so should be used as a reference only. For the latest information, please contact a member of the team listed in the Contacts section of each guide or your usual Mayer Brown contact. The publication is accurate as of August 2018.

For the most recent updates on ICSID cases, please click on the link below:



  • Raid Abu-Manneh
    T +44 20 3130 3773
  • Menachem M. Hasofer
    T +852 2843 2384
  • B. Ted Howes
    T +1 212 506 2279
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