Book Review
Book Reviews

REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION (Kluwer 2009)
REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: CASES AND MATERIALS (Aspen 2010)
REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: COMMENTARY AND MATERIALS (Kluwer 2001)
REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL LITIGATION IN THE UNITED STATES COURTS (Kluwer 2001)
REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: LAW AND PRACTICE, FIRST EDITION (Kluwer 2012)
REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND FORUM SELECTION AGREEMENTS: DRAFTING AND ENFORCING, FOURTH EDITION (Kluwer 2013)

REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION (2009)

“Gary Born’s magisterial new work, International Commercial Arbitration, published in two volumes, 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. Yet, perhaps the most remarkable thing about this book is what it represents in terms of a coming of age of the field of international commercial arbitration, such that a book of this kind could be written at all." Read More 
Campbell McLachlan QC
Arbitration International Volume 26 Number 1 2010 


"Gary Born's International Commercial Arbitration is an extraordinary combination of both practical experience and academic analysis. In this introduction, Born writes that he 'aspires to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of the contemporary constitutional structure, law, practice and policy of international commercial arbitration', and that he..." Read More 
Daniel Girsberger, Prof. Dir. jur., LLM
Arbitration International Volume 26 Number 1 2010


"Gary Born, [is] generously but perhaps accurately described by his publisher as 'the world's leading authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation'..." Read More
James H. Carter
Arbitration International Volume 26 Number 1 2010


“This book is superb. It is truly comprehensive and beautifully written. It fears not to wade into the hardest issues in arbitration. It addresses them with undeniable clarity and makes bold judgments, even while acknowledging the strength of the opposing positions. In the end, anyone approaching any serious issue in international commercial arbitration will want to see what Born has to say...” Read More 
Joseph E. Neuhaus
Arbitration International Volume 26 Number 1 2010


"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. It marries the industry of the meticulous scholar with the pragmatic judgment of one of international arbitration's leading practitioners. A great achievement."
Steve Schwebel
Former President, International Court of Justice


"A tour de force by one of the giants of international arbitration, which must have a place in every lawyer's library."
L.Yves Fortier C.C. Q.C.
Ogilvy Renault LLP


"This is an unparalleled book on the law, practice and theory of international commercial arbitration. It explains every aspect of international arbitration with both impressive doctrinal detail and exceptional theoretical acuity, and will be indispensable for both practitioners and academics."
Professor Jack Goldsmith
Harvard Law School


"A uniquely comprehensive treatment of the law and practice of international commercial arbitration while also providing truly creative scientific treatment of the entire field."
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Schlosser
University of Munich


"This is a truly exceptional book which should satisfy the needs of any serious arbitration practitioner or academic who is in need of finding authoritative statements and a summary of the foremost articles in international arbitration. No serious arbitrator or experienced practitioner can afford not to have Gary Born's International Commercial Arbitration treatise close at hand." Read More
Dr Colin Ong
Dispute Resolution International Vol 4 No 2 October 2010


"This is an incredible work."
Alexis Mourre, Castaldi Mourre & Partners

"Stunningly comprehensive, accessible, and bristling with insights: the definitive text on international arbitration."
Harold Hongju Koh, Dean and 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 remarkable achievement, combining rigorous academic analysis with insights borne from a high level practical experience."
Albert van den Berg, Hanotiau & van den Berg

"An undisputed classic [and a] must for counsel, arbitrators, scholars and students."
Horacio A. Grigera Naón, former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

"The book (two books, actually) is exceptional in three respects. It is very comprehensive; it is written from a comparative law perspective; and it is scholarly without losing its usefulness as a source of a vast amount of practical guidance... every arbitrator in international proceedings should have International Commercial Arbitration close at hand."
Roger D. Wiegley, General Counsel, AXA Liabilities Managers

"I am very confident that this will be looked upon as the leading textbook on the subject."
Fabian Schlabrendorff, Clifford Chance LLP

"A brilliant in-depth academic textbook and a truly international study on arbitration, excellently combining the common law approach with the civilian tradition."
Professor Paul Oberhammer, University of Zurich

REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: CASES AND MATERIALS (ASPEN 2010)

"Gary Born has just published a great new casebook that is certain to become a standard text for international arbitration courses around the world. Everyone knows Born’s multi-volume treatise, which is invaluable as a reference tool, but hardly appropriate for the classroom. Now we have both, a great casebook to introduce the material to students and a definitive treatise for the practitioner. The Born empire continues to grow. …
Most law professors are guided by the law of inertia. They are objects at rest who resist change at almost all costs, particularly when it comes to changing casebooks after years of teaching. It requires a particular force of nature to overcome this law of inertia. Gary Born is a force of nature."
Professor Roger Alford, Pepperdine Law School
The Born Supremacy: Review of International Arbitration: Cases and Materials


"comprehensive, lucid and user-friendly"; "teachers such as myself finally have the resource they have been looking for to satisfy the needs of the ever-growing ranks of international arbitration students."
Professor George Bermann, Columbia Law School

"a comprehensive picture of the legal framework for international arbitration, seen from a deliberately transnational perspective."
Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Director, Geneva Master in International Dispute Settlement

"an excellent and truly international tool for understanding arbitration [that will enable academic] all around the world to teach international arbitration on the basis of Born’s global experience."
Professor Paul Oberhammer, University of Vienna

"This casebook is a masterpiece without peer in the international arbitration casebook market. Its publication, following the release of Born's 2009 treatise, provides students with an invaluable resource and will help to ensure the continuation of the rich and invaluable dialogue between practitioners and academics in our field."         
Professor Peter "Bo" Rutledge, University of Georgia Law School

REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: COMMENTARY AND MATERIALS (2001)  

"…valuable contributions to our understanding of the legal principles surrounding the settlement of disputes in international commerce." Read More
Stephen Zamora, International Commercial Arbitration: Commentary and Materials
17(3) Hous. J. Int'l L pp. 519


"Gary Born's International Commercial Arbitration is an outstanding reference for those who wish to understand the legal dimensions of this international dispute resolution system. Born possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the arbitral system and provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the entire international commercial arbitration process, from the drafting of an arbitral agreement to the enforcement of an international arbitral award…"
Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, International Commercial Arbitration: Commentary and Materials
Haverford College Magazine, Spring 2009
 

"Born's new book is a comprehensive, lucid and erudite treatise on international commercial arbitration…it seamlessly combines a systematic and scholarly presentation of each topic with the kind of analysis and information on law, cases and legal sources that is precious for the practitioner…"
Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Academic and Independent Arbitrator, Washington DC, International Commercial Arbitration: Commentary and Materials
Global Arbitration Review, Vol. 4 Issue 5


"...comprehensive, user-friendly and broad in scope...detailed, methodical, well organized...This book is a must for international arbitration practitioners." Read More
Arthur E. Appleton, International Commercial Arbitration: Commentary and Materials
ASA Bulletin, Vol 21 No.1 (2003), pp. 171


“...a comprehensive, systematic and learned analysis of the present law and practice of arbitration in the United States…a ready source of reference for all lawyers, which already merits acclaim…For the libraries of practitioners and academics alike, this is a ‘must’ and that applies to those both inside and outside the US.” Read More
Ian Meakin, International Commercial Arbitration: Commentary and Materials
ASA Bulletin, Vol. 13 No.3 (1995), pp. 547


"[A] major work on international commercial arbitration...a leading work on international commercial arbitration." Read More
Anthony Connerty, International Commercial Arbitration: Commentary and Materials (Second Edition)
Int. A.L.R. 98 (2002)

REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL LITIGATION IN THE UNITED STATES COURTS

"…a tome that has been as useful to scholars and practitioners as it has been to law students, influencing the thinking of many, both in the United States and abroad…[w]hen the first edition appeared, it broke new ground...[T]he first case book on transnational litigation in the United States, and the first reference work in this area with its level of analytical depth and breadth of coverage."  Read More
Samuel P. Baumgartner, Transnational Litigation in the United States: The Emergence of a New Field of Law on International Civil Litigation in the United States Courts55 Am. J. Comp. L. 793 (2007)

"…one of the most influential texts for the new subject [of international commercial litigation] is International Civil Litigation in United States Courts, the first edition of which was published [by Gary Born] in 1989." Read More
Campbell McLachlan, International Civil Litigation in the United States Courts (First Edition)
120 (OCT) L.Q.R. 580 (2004)

"…a textbook that is defining the law school course of 'International Civil Litigation' in much the same way as Henry M. Hart, Jr. and Herbert Wechsler defined the course of "Federal Courts.'"
Jeffrey P. Minear, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts, Commentary and Materials (Second Edition)
35 Harv. Int'l. L. J. (1994) pp. 251

"[A] major work,...a remarkably significant and comprehensive contribution to the understanding of issues in international law." Read More
Judge Edwin R. Alley, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials
International Litigation News July 1995 pp. 40

"When International Civil Litigation in the United States Courts was first published in 1989, it was the only casebook (and one of the first hornbooks) to present a 'comprehensive treatment' of the 'emerging field' of international civil litigation. Now in its second edition, [Gary Born's International Civil Litigation] is recognized by many as the standard general work in the field…superb guidance…excellent organization and analysis of the multitude of special rules…the best general hornbook on the subject." Read More
Curtis A. Bradley and Jack L. Goldsmith III, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Cases and Materials (Second Edition)
34 Va. J. Int'l L. 233 (1993-1994)

"'[t]he best current compendium' regarding international civil litigation." Read More
Harold Hongju Koh, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts
100 Yale L.J. 2347 (1990-1991)

"[A]n invaluable aid for lawyers facing arbitration proceedings…As a reference book…it cannot be topped." Read More
Linda J. Silberman, International Litigation: A Teacher’s Guide (International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials, Second Edition)
89 Am. J. Int'l L. (1995) pp. 679

"…leading casebook in the area." Read More
Anne-Marie Slaughter-Burley, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts
87 AM. J. Int'l L. 205 (1993)

"[T]he standard text for courses in law schools, and it is an essential volume for the libraries of firms involved in international practice." Read More
Stephen B. Burbank, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials
89 Mich. L. Rev. (1990-1991) pp. 1456

"International Civil Litigation stands assured and illuminating and very much on its own…a practical and profound book with great impact for the times." Read More
Dale Beck Furnish, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials
7 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. (1989-1990)

"International Civil Litigation in United States Courts [is] an indispensable resource." Read More
Shau S. Sullivan, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials In'l Business Lawyer April 1994 pp. 185

"This book belongs on the shelf of any student or teacher either of international law or of litigation, and it should be consulted by practicing lawyers as well...an instructional vehicle, as a compendium and resource, and – rarest of all! – as a work of literature…" Read More
Steven M. Schneebaum, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials (Second Edition)
26 Geo. Wash. J. Int'l L. & Econ. (1992-1993), pp. 688

"Quite extraordinary"… "An excellent first edition has developed into a peerless third; and it would be unjust not to recognize this fact when reminding the world that the book is still fresh, challenging, and vital. There is, it need hardly be said, nothing like it this side of the ocean."
Adrian Briggs, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts, Third Edition
E. & P. 1998, 2(4), pp. 267

"[International Civil Litigation in United States Courts is] a source of virtual perfection"
Prof. Dr. Peter Schlosser, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts, Commentary and Materials (Second Edition)
ZZP.107.Band.Heft 1.1994

"[A] valuable and concise aid to foreign lawyers who desire competent and unbiased introduction to the emerging law of international civil litigation." Read More
Joachim Zekoll, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials

“It is refreshing to see a book by American authors which is exclusively devoted to international cases…This book is intended to meet the needs of both students and of practitioners, and it amply fulfills that intention.”
Lawrence Collins, International Civil Litigation in the United States Courts: Commentary and Materials
39 Int'l & Comp. L.Q. (1990) pp. 967

"[A] book giving in comprehensive detail an analysis of all aspects of international litigation in the United States." Read More
Joseph C. Rust, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials
18 Int'l Bus. Law 383 (1990)

"[A] book which can be read with profit by anyone wanting to find out about the U.S. law on international litigation and by anyone wanting to gain some insight into our own law in this area." Read More
J.J. Fawcett, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts: Commentary and Materials, by Gary Born and David Westin
Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, May 1990

"[A] valuable resource to those in the field of international litigation…" Read More
Kim Dulin, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts, Commentary and Materials (Second Edition)
17 Int'l. J. Legal Info. (1989) pp. 273

REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: LAW AND PRACTICE, FIRST EDITION 

“an outstanding book for teaching purposes as well as for learning. … [T]he authoritative text on international arbitration.” and
“Even experienced international arbitration practitioners will find it refreshing and a delight to read.” Read More
Professor A. F. M. Maniruzzaman
University of Portsmouth, School of Law
Business Law Review, March/April 2013, (2013) 34 BLR

“a concise, ready-reference, black-letter guide to international arbitration… It is precisely the kind of book that my students would buy to prepare for my final exam on international arbitration. It is also the kind of book that practitioners would buy to pull off the shelf for quick answers to a 1,001 questions that present themselves in practice.” Read More
Roger Alford, Editor, Kluwer Arbitration Blog
Notre Dame Law School

REVIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND FORUM SELECTION AGREEMENTS: DRAFTING AND ENFORCING, FOURTH EDITION (2013)

“Once again, Gary Born has tackled a canvas of daunting proportions with the surest of touches. The result is an authoritative and comprehensive work to which users of arbitration can refer with every confidence.”
John Beechey, Chairman, ICC International Court of Arbitration


“The book is a masterful combination of sound analysis and clear exposition.”
Professor William W. Park, President-Elect, London Court of International Arbitration


“Gary Born’s Fourth Edition of International Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing is both brilliant in its depth and incredibly practical and utilitarian in its efficient considerations. This singular work is at its core a profound insight into conflict risk management.”
William K. Slate II, President and CEO, American Arbitration Association

“A splendid and truly international guide to drafting arbitration and forum selection clauses. Written in clear and concise terms, it provides a wealth of practical insight for both lawyers and businessmen involved in international business transactions.”
Professor Michael Pryles, Chairman, Singapore International Arbitration Centre