Commercial relationships with companies in foreign countries can present unique challenges when a dispute arises. Ensuring that disputes with foreign companies are resolved through arbitration, rather than foreign litigation, is critical to safeguarding your business interests.
While international arbitration resembles domestic arbitration in some respects, there are numerous significant differences. Understanding these differences is key to drafting effective arbitration clauses and selecting and executing a proper arbitration strategy.
Members of our International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Team will discuss the intricacies of international arbitration, what to consider when drafting international arbitration clauses, and what to expect throughout an international arbitration proceeding.
Topics covered include:
International Arbitration Overview
- Differences between international arbitration and domestic arbitration
- The role of treaties in international disputes
- Advantages and disadvantages of international arbitration compared with litigation in a national court
Best Practices in Drafting International Arbitration Clauses
- Minimum requirements
- Useful clauses to improve a party’s position
- Jurisdictional considerations, including seat of the arbitration
- Clauses to avoid
International Arbitration in Practice
- Arbitration scope and validity
- Enforcement of the agreement
- Composition of the tribunal
- The arbitral procedure
- Possible judicial involvement
- Challenges to resulting decisions
- Enforcement of awards
Randall L. Allen, Partner/Co-Leader
Matt D. Richardson, Partner, Co-Leader
Andrew J. Tuck, Partner
Kristen K. Bromberek, Senior Associate
This program will run 12:30pm-1:30pm ET.
Login information will be provided to participants in advance of the program.
This program is provided as a complimentary service to clients and friends of Alston & Bird. CLE credit is provided for Georgia, Texas, California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. Additional states are available upon request.
For more information, please contact Maya Williams at email@example.com or 404.881.7484. To register, click here.