Third Edition of International Commercial Arbitration

Third Edition of International Commercial Arbitration



We are delighted to announce that the third edition of International Commercial Arbitration (2020 Kluwer Law International) by Gary Born, chair of the International Arbitration Practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, will be published in the coming weeks. The Third Edition is now available for pre-ordering.

Mr. Born’s authoritative 4,000-page treatise, in three volumes, provides the most comprehensive available commentary on all aspects of the international commercial arbitration process. The first and second editions of International Commercial Arbitration have been widely cited by leading national courts and have been critically acclaimed as the leading commentary in the field. 

The Third Edition contains 27 chapters, which comprehensively examine the law and practice of international commercial arbitration, authoritatively discussing all leading international conventions, national arbitration statutes and institutional arbitration rules. The treatise focuses on both international instruments (particularly the New York and Inter-American Conventions) and national law provisions in all leading jurisdictions (including the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration).

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International Commercial Arbitration is relied on by courts and arbitral tribunals around the world:

U.S. Supreme Court – GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS, Corp. v. Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, 590 U.S. – (U.S. S.Ct. 2020); BG Group plc v. Republic of Argentina, 572 U.S. 25 (U.S. S.Ct. 2014);

Canadian Supreme Court – Uber v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16 (Canadian S.Ct.); Yugraneft Corp. v. Rexx Mgt Corp., [2010] 1 R.C.S. 649, 661 (Canadian S.Ct.);

U.K. Supreme Court – Jivraj v. Hashwani [2011] UKSC 40 (U.K. S.Ct.); Dallah Real Estate & Tourism Holding Co. v. Ministry of Religious Affairs, Gov't of Pakistan [2010] UKSC 46 (U.K. S.Ct.);

Swiss Federal Tribunal – Judgment of 25 September 2014, DFT 5A_165/2014 (Swiss Fed. Trib.);

Indian Supreme Court – Bharat Aluminium v. Kaiser Aluminium, C.A. No. 7019/2005, ¶¶138-39, 142, 148-49 (Indian S.Ct. 2012);

Singapore Court of Appeal – Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v. Avant Garde Maritime Servs. Ltd, [2019] 2 SLR 131 (Singapore Ct. App.); PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) TBK v. CRW Joint Operation, [2015] SGCA 30 (Singapore Ct. App.); Larsen Oil & Gas Pte Ltd v. Petroprod Ltd, [2011] SGCA 21, ¶19 (Singapore Ct. App.);

Australian Federal Court – Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd v. Rinehart, [2017] FCAFC 170 (Australian Fed. Ct.); 

Hague Court of Appeal - Judgment of 18 February 2020, Case No. 200.197.079/01 (Hague Gerechtshof);

Arbitral Tribunals – Lao Holdings NV v. Lao People's Democratic Republic I, Award in ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/12/6, 6 August 2019; Gold Reserve Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision regarding the Claimant’s and the Respondent’s Requests for Corrections, ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/09/1, 15 December 2014; Total SA v. The Argentine Republic, Decision on Stay of Enforcement of the Award, ICSID Case No. ARB/04/01, 4 December 2014; Millicom Int'l Operations B.V. v. Republic of Senegal, Decision on Jurisdiction of the Arbitral Tribunal, ICSID Case No. ARB/08/20, 16 July 2010; Lemire v. Ukraine, Dissenting Opinion of Jürgen Voss, ICSID Case No. ARB/06/18, 1 March 2011.

International Commercial Arbitration is widely acclaimed as the leading commentary in the field:

"A splendid treatise on international commercial arbitration which is unsurpassed in the breadth and depth of its exposition and in the acuity of its analysis."

  • Judge Steve Schwebel, Former President, International Court of Justice

"Gary Born's magisterial work represents, in the range and depth of its coverage, and in the rigour and perception of its analysis, the most complete exposition of the law of international commercial arbitration ever available."

  • Professor Campbell McLachlan QC   

"Stunningly comprehensive, accessible, and bristling with insights: the definitive text on international arbitration."

  • Professor Harold Hongju Koh, Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

"A magisterial exposition of international arbitration, which is breathtaking in its scope and comprehensiveness."

  • Michael Hwang S.C. Singapore/Essex Court Chambers

"A unique and truly international analysis … It is indispensable both from an academic and practical perspective."

  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration