August 03, 2011 Articles

An Introduction to International Arbitration

International arbitration is a growing field and is becoming more prevalent in a broader range of subject-matter areas.

By Justin L. Heather

International arbitration is a growing field and is becoming more prevalent in a broader range of subject-matter areas. Globalization and the increasing use of outsourcing by companies lead many attorneys to include international arbitration as the preferred method of dispute resolution. For litigators inexperienced in the area of international arbitration, the procedures and processes may prove daunting and a distraction from the merits of the proceedings. This article provides an overview of some key differences between the familiar concept of litigation and the unique practices and procedures of international arbitration.

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