Parallel State and Arbitral Procedures in International Arbitration - Institute Dossier III

No. P692E

ISBN : 978-92-842-1352-5

In recent years, international commercial arbitration procedures have made great strides to align Parallel States and Arbitral Procedures within International arbitration. But considerable problems remain. The aim of this Dossier, the third in its Series, is to give the reader a thorough picture of the conflicts arising when commercial arbitrations run in parallel with state legal procedures. If commercial arbitration takes place alongside other commercial or investment arbitrations – or legal proceedings – a number of sensitive issues arise:

The same dispute can lead to contradictory awards. There is a risk of arbitral forum shopping, which can generate public policy problems. Issues of waiver and estoppel can arise.

There is a need for both arbitrators and counsels to better understand these conflicts and why they need to be addressed. The present volume lays out the issues in a transparent, easy-to-understand way.

Written by expert arbitrators and practitioners, some of whom are affiliated with ICC’s Court of Arbitration, one of the world’s oldest and most respected arbitration institutions, this book is an indispensable guide for arbitrators, lawyers and anyone with an interest in arbitration procedures.

Code ISBN : 978-92-842-1352-5
Weight : 0.4000 kgs
Number of pages : 314
Publishing date : 2005
Language : English
Format in cm : 16*23.9

Dossier III of the ICC Institute of World Business Law 

Foreword by Serge Lazareff 

INTRODUCTION by Bernardo M. Cremades, Co-Editor 

  1. Contract and treaty claims and choice of forum in foreign investment disputes by Bernardo M. Cremades and David J.A. Cairns 
  2. Contractual claims and treaty claims within the ICSID arbitration system by Ahmed S. El-Kosheri 
  3. Some observations on the role of the state in investor-state dispute settlement: Horizontal issues still over the horizon by Daniel M. Price 
  4. Consolidation of arbitral and court proceedings in investment disputes by Antonio Crivellaro 
  5. Parallel arbitrations – Waivers and estoppel by Luis Olavo Baptista 
  6. Arbitral forum shopping by Richard H. Kreindler 
  7. Lis pendens arbitralis by Francisco Orrego Vicuña 
  8. Res judicata and estoppel by Audley Sheppard 
  9. Parallel arbitration proceedings – Duties of the arbitrators: some reflections and ideas by Kaj Hobér 
  10. The impact of parallel and successive proceedings on the enforcement of arbitral awards by David W. Rivkin 

Parallel proceedings in international arbitration – challenges and realities by Julian D.M. Lew, Co-Editor 


ICC at a glance 

Selected ICC Publications 


Bernardo Cremades

Julian D.M. Lew


Serge Lazareff

Bernardo Cremades

David J.A. Cairns

Ahmed S. El-Kosheri

Daniel M. Price

Antonio Crivellaro

Luis Olavo Baptista

Richard H. Kreindler

Francisco Orrego Vicuña

Audley Sheppard

Kaj Hobér

David W. Rivkin

Julian D.M. Lew