Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration

Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration

Number of page: 555
Author: Matti Kurkela, Santtu Turunen, Helsingin yliopisto. Conflict Management Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the first publication to identify a universal procedural code for international commercial arbitration. This informative and well-argued discussion of a uniform code for due process is a useful aid for both practitioners and scholars. More than just a useful desk reference, thispublication uncovers a unifying arbitration principle in light of the diversity of national traditions. The author Matti S. Kurkela demonstrates how this unifying principle might establish a new standard procedure in arbitration law. Guiding the reader through a step-by-step analysis of due process in international commercial arbitration, the book is comprehensive without being esoteric. Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration, Second Edition thus helps both practitioners new to arbitration procedure and experiencedattorneys looking for a cutting-edge discussion of due process issues. It can be used as a handbook for lawyers engaged in arbitral disputes. To provide the necessary guidance for lawyers in need of quick, reliable information, author Matti Kurkela and Santtu Turunen update readers on the numerouschanges made to arbitration law since the book’s 2005 edition. Even more helpfully, Kurkela and Turunen have added two new chapters to show lawyers what to expect in the midst of an arbitration proceeding: a chapter on procedural rules from the New York Convention and a chapter on jurisdictionarising from sources outside the arbitration agreement. As corporations engage in more globalized commerce, and as arbitrators resolve more international legal disputes, this resource provides both the broad background and the quick reference information necessary to understand the complexities ofarbitration procedure. A thorough Table of Contents, Index, and Appendix of primary documents facilitate practitioners’ research in this vital book. This new edition’s balance of comprehensiveness and concision make it a one-stop resource for arbitration attorneys around the world.

About The Author

Matti S. Kurkela is a docent at the University of Helsinki School of Law, where he teaches International Trade Law and Private International Law. He is also a Senior Partner at Hannes Snellman (Helsinki), where his practice includes financial and contract law as well as mergers and acquisitions. Kurkela is a Foreign Associate for Chadbourne & Parke (New York) and Counsel to the Bank of Boston (Boston). A member of both the Finnish and the Paris Bars, he has also acted as an arbitrator in national and international proceedings. Kurkela holds a doctorate of law from the University of Helsinki, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. from the University of Helsinki, and a D.S.U. from the University of Paris. He is the author of several reference works and journal articles covering international commercial contracts, banking and finance, antitrust, construction, insurance, securities, and arbitration.

Santtu Turunen works as a researcher at University of Helsinki Conflict Management Institute based at University of Helsinki Law Faculty. He has written several articles concerning arbitration and procedural law in general, and edited books in the field of law. Among others, Turunen has edited a collection of Finnish arbitral award published in the publication series of the COMI institute. Turunen has also acted as an arbitrator in the institutionalized arbitration offered by the support association of the University of Helsinki Conflict Management Institute.