This guide aims to give a brief introduction to the Library's holdings on ADR and Commercial Arbitration. Please consult the Library Catalogue and the List of Current Serials for complete information on current titles and locations. If you require further assistance please contact us.
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This Subject Guide only lists a selection of Library resources on ADR and Commercial Arbitration. To find additional resources you will need to search the Library Catalogue, which covers the complete holdings of the Library. It is possible to search for books, journals and series of law reports by author, title or keyword. Please note it is not possible to search for individual chapters, journal articles or legislation (e.g. individual Acts or SIs).
IALS Library is mainly open access and readers are able to browse the shelves in the main collection. There are two main exceptions to this:
Please request these at the Library Enquiry Desk.
For more information on understanding the catalogue record and further guidance on the location of materials please refer to our guide Classmarks and the Location of Resources in the Library.
The Library classifies textbooks either by jurisdiction (GO13, GA2 etc.) or according to subject area, examples of which include Comparative Law (SB), Public International Law (SG) and Private International Law/ Conflict of Laws (SH). Textbooks on Common Law topics for Common Law jurisdictions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA) are shelved in a special section (SJ). All classmark sections have a FOL section for oversize volumes, which is located on the same floor of the Library.
When you are searching the Library Catalogue for books, please note that only the current edition is held on the open shelves or in the Short Loan collection. IALS has a rich collection of previous editions held in the closed basement and these will display a Depository number on the catalogue. Please request previous editions from the Enquiry Desk.
ADR and Commercial Arbitration material for Common law jurisdictions is shelved at SJ350
International Commercial Arbitration material is shelved at SG20
The following list represents a selection of textbooks on ADR and commercial arbitration. Please check the catalogue records for further information and location:
Amado, J. and others Arbitrating the conduct of international investors 2018
Bhatti, M. Islamic law and international commercial arbitration 2019
Born, G.B International commercial arbitration 2014
Carbonneau, T. Cases and materials on arbitration law and practice 2012
El-Ahdab, A Arbitration with the Arab countries 2011
Goldberg, S. Dispute resolution: negotiation, mediation, and other processes 2007
Lew, J. et al Comparative international commercial arbitration 2003
McLachlan, C. International investment arbitration: substantive principles. 2nd ed. 2017
Merkin, R. Arbitration Act 1996 2014
Merrills, J.G. International dispute settlement. 2017
Mistelis, L. & Lew, J. Pervasive problems in international arbitration 2006
Mustill, M.J. and Boyd, S.C Law and practice of commercial arbitration in England. 1989
Palmer, M. & Roberts, S. Dispute processes: ADR and the primary forms of decision making 2005
Palmeter, D & Mavroidis, P. Dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization: Practice and procedure. 2004
Rau, A. et al. Processes of dispute resolution: the role of lawyers 2006
Redfern, A. and Hunter, M. Redfern & Hunter on international arbitration. 2016
Reed, L. Guide to ICSID arbitration 2011
Sabahi, B. and others Investor state arbitration 2nd ed. 2019
Strong, S. ed. Arbitration of trust disputes: issues in national and international law 2016
Steingruber, A. Consent in international arbitration 2012
Tweeddale, A. & Tweeddale, K. Arbitration of commercial disputes. 2007
IALS Library holds a wide selection of current serial titles on ADR and commercial arbitration from many different jurisdictions. These are located on all floors of the Library. Some titles are only in printed volumes while others or available in both formats. For more detailed help, please refer to the guide on Finding journal articles. The following titles focus particularly on ADR and commercial arbitration but there may be relevant articles in less specialised journals.
International arbitration law review (Westlaw only post 2006)
If you are interested in legislation or cases concerning ADR and commercial arbitration issues in specific countries you will need to consult the legislation or law reports for that jurisdiction.
Consult the List of Serials and Library Catalogue to find the general classmark for the country you require. Consult consolidations of legislation, digests or indexes to trace particular acts or cases.
Academic users may also use databases like Lexis/Westlaw to find UK, US, EU or international decisions. For further information please refer to the Electronic Law Library or ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.
Eagle-i is an internet portal maintained and updated by IALS library staff. It allows you to search for quality web resources on ADR & Commercial Arbitration
The following represent a sample of the available quality individual web resources on ADR & Commercial Arbitration.
ASIL Electronic Resource Guide to Commercial Arbitration
International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes
ICC International Chamber of Commerce