Multiparty Arbitration - Dossier VII of the ICC Institute of World Business Law

No. 701E

ISBN : 978-92-842-0083-2

In today’s interdependent world, commercial transactions tend to be more and more complex, often involving multinational companies. Therefore, the disputes that may arise are often connected with multiple contracts and several parties. In these cases, the question arises whether an arbitration clause can be extended to non-signatories.

If separate arbitration proceedings need to be started, can these different proceedings be consolidated and under what conditions? How does one handle these complex or parallel proceedings in the interests of the best administration of justice? Published under the auspices of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, “Multiparty Arbitration” seeks to encourage reflection on these questions and many others recurrent in complex multiparty, multi-contract arbitrations. Issues covered in this publication are:

  • Multiple parties and multiple contracts: divergent or comparable issues?
  • The limits of consent: the right or obligation to arbitrate of non-signatories in groups of companies
  • Consolidation, joinder and cross-claims: multi-party and multi-contract arbitration Plus much more.
Code ISBN : 978-92-842-0083-2
Weight : 0.4400 kgs
Number of pages : 272
Publishing date : 2010
Language : English
Format in cm : 16*24

FOREWORD by Serge Lazareff

INTRODUCTION: Multiparty Arbitration by Bernard Hanotiau, co-editor

1.    Fernando Mantilla-serrano: Multiple parties and multiple contracts: divergent or comparable issues?

2.    Stephen R. Bond: Dépeçage or consolidation of the disputes resulting from connected agreements: the role of the arbitrator

3.    Kristof Cox : Dépeçage or consolidation of the disputes resulting from connected agreements: the role of the judge

4.    Karim Youssef: The limits of consent: the right or obligation to arbitrate of non-signatories in groups of companies

5.    John M.Townsend: Extending an arbitration clauses to a non-signatory claimant or a non-signatory defendant. does it make a difference?

6.    Georgios Petrochilos: The extention of the arbitration clauses to a non-signatory state or state entities: Does it raise different issues?

7.    Yves Derains: Is there a group of companies doctrine?

8.    Sébastien Besson: Piercing the corporate veil: back on the right track

9.    Simon Greenberg, José Ricardo Feris and Christian Albanesi: Consolidation, joinder and cross-claims: multi-party and multi-contract arbitration-recent ICC experience

10. S.I Strong: Class arbitration outside the United States: reading the tea leaves

11. Gerard Asken: Class actions in arbitration and enforcement issues: an arbitrator’s point of view

12. Pierre Mayer: The effects of awards rendered in multiparty-multicontract situations

 
CONCLUDING REMARKS by Eric A. Schwartz, Co-Editor
 
KEY-WORDS INDEX
 
CONTRIBUTORS
 
ICC AT A GLANCE

Eric A. Scwartz 

Bernard Hanotiau 

Serge Lazareff 

Fernando Mantilla-Serrano 

Stephen R. Bond 

Kristof Cox 

Karim Youssef 

John M. Townsend 

Georgios Petrochilos 

Yves Derains 

Sébastien Besson 

Simon Greenberg 

José Ricardo Feris 

Christian Albanesi 

S.I. Strong 

Gerard Asken 

Pierre Mayer