This is a book for you, dear in-house counsel. In-house counsel are generalists. In-house counsel need concise, accurate advice about special areas of law. In-house counsel are interested in substance, not in footnotes. In-house counsel lack the time to study academic treatises and lengthy court decisions. In-house counsel look for quick orientation and easy access to key information. All this is understood. That is why this book addresses 10 x 10 different topics subdivided in 10 main chapters. That is why each topic is explained in straight-forward language on exactly two pages, without “ifs” and “buts” and, of course, without footnotes. That is why you, dear in-house counsel, will invest five minutes max. of reading time to get a basic, but accurate understanding of an otherwise difficult legal topic. That is the concept, the promise of this book.
This is a book about international arbitration. Arbitration is the dispute resolution mechanism of choice in most transnational disputes. Arbitration is a complicated, multiplayer area of law. A transnational practice has developed, impacted by civil and common law features. At the same time, international arbitration is not rocket science. It is possible to explain 10 x 10 key concepts of international arbitration accurately and understandably on two pages each. That is a challenge, but it is doable. We have done it. This is the concept, the promise of this book.
The book was edited by Jörg Risse, Heiko Haller, Ragnar Harbst, Jürgen Schramke and written by Markus Altenkirch, Tobias Höfling, Annette Keilmann, Gerrit Niehoff, Max Oehm, Maximilian Sattler.
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