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Baker McKenzie has released its North American Arbitration Primer.  This builds on the success of Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Arbitration Primer that was published and distributed last year.  The North American Arbitration Primer, like its Asia Pacific counterpart, is an accessible tool allowing readers to stay abreast of arbitration laws in North America.

Drafted through collaboration with our arbitration partners in the region, the North American Arbitration Primer is now accessible through the Firm’s North America Arbitration Primer site.

The Arbitration Primer is an interactive tool allowing access to concise information on arbitration in North America.   It includes the following:

  • FAQs on Arbitration in North America – tailored summaries of frequently asked questions asked by clients
  • Arbitration and Litigation: A Comparison – a comparative table on arbitration and litigation methods for dispute resolution
  • Arbitration Rules: A Comparison – a comparative table on rules across North America
  • Our People – key international arbitration contacts in our North American offices

Stay tuned for further posts detailing Baker McKenzie’s extensive global resources and reference materials.


Grant Hanessian is a member of the Dispute Resolution team at Baker McKenzie New York. Grant Hanessian serves as global co-chair of the Firm’s International Arbitration Group. He chaired the Litigation Department of the Firm’s New York office from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Hanessian is the US alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, vice chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the US Council for International Business (US national committee of the ICC), and a member of the ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and its Task Forces on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities and on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration (leader of Investment Arbitration and Banking & Finance work stream). He is also a member of the American Arbitration Association—International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s International Advisory Committee and its Advisory Committee on Brazil, the International Arbitration Club of New York, the Arbitration Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, the New York City Bar Association's Committee on International Commercial Disputes and Club Español del Arbitraje, and is a founding board member of the New York International Arbitration Center. Grant Hanessian can be reached at [email protected] and +1 212 891 3986.