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Introduction to Arbitration: A User’s Guide

Arbitration has long been the dispute resolution method of choice for transactions that cross international borders.

While its use has traditionally been prevalent in construction, infrastructure and natural resources transactions, it is increasingly popular in sectors that might previously have opted for litigation, including big tech, the pharmaceutical industry, and banking and finance. It is also progressively adopted by parties involved in M&A and other corporate transactions.

The Introduction to Arbitration: A User’s Guide has been developed to help users of arbitration understand the fundamental tenets of this dispute resolution method, avoid the common pitfalls when drafting arbitration clauses, and successfully navigate the lifecycle of an arbitration.

Relevant to foreign investments, the Guide also provides an introduction to protections and dispute resolution mechanisms available under investment treaties, many of which enable investors to recover damages in arbitration directly against the states in which they invest in the event state measures adversely affect their investment.

You can access a copy of Introduction to Arbitration: A User’s Guide here or click the ‘DOWNLOAD PDF’ button.

We acknowledge the contribution of co-authors Matthew Muir, Lucy Goldsmith, Cara North, Alexandra Einfeld, Mariam Francis, Matthew Singer, Betty Choi, Nicholas Garbas, Michael Murdocca, Jonathan Hohl, Eleanor Clifford, Harrison Frith and James Ye.


Nastasja Suhadolnik

Head of Arbitration



This publication is introductory in nature. Its content is current at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should always obtain legal advice based on your specific circumstances before taking any action relating to matters covered by this publication. Some information may have been obtained from external sources, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or currency of any such information.