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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?

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

Please note that this guide is updated on a yearly basis and the information within the publication is accurate as of August 2018, for the most recent updates on ICSID cases, please click on the link below:


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