Guide last updated by Katherine Read, February 2023
This guide was created by Katherine Read, Principal Library Assistant at the IALS Library.
This guide aims to give a brief introduction to the Library's holdings on ADR and Commercial Arbitration. Please consult the Library Catalogue 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. Titles marked as e-books may also be available in print. Access from home requires your IALS library barcode and your family name. E books with 'open access' status on the catalogue are available to all users of this guide.
Amado, J. and others Arbitrating the conduct of international investors CUP 2018 (e-book)
Bantekas, I. An introduction to international arbitration 2015 CUP (e-book)
Bhatti, M. Islamic law and international commercial arbitration 2019
Born, G.B International commercial arbitration 3rd ed. 2021 Kluwer law international (e-book)
Brown, H.J. & Marriott, A. Brown & Marriott's ADR principles and practice 2018 S & M (e-book)
Carbonneau, T. Cases and materials on arbitration law and practice 2012
Demirkol, B Judicial acts and investment treaty arbitration. 2018 CUP (e-book)
El-Ahdab, A Arbitration with the Arab countries 2011
Goldberg, S. Dispute resolution: negotiation, mediation, and other processes 2007
Kröll, S. et al. International arbitration and international commercial law: synergy, convergence and evolution. 2011
Lew, J. et al Comparative international commercial arbitration 2003
McLachlan, C. International investment arbitration: substantive principles. 2nd ed. OUP 2017 (e-book)
Merkin, R. & Flannery, L. Merkin and Flannery on the Arbitration Act 1996 6th ed. Informa 2020 (e-book)
Merrills, J.G. International dispute settlement. 7th ed. 2022
Mistelis, L. & Lew, J. Pervasive problems in international arbitration 2006
Moses, M. The principles and practice of international commercial arbitration CUP 2017 (e-book)
Mustill, M.J. and Boyd, S.C Law and practice of commercial arbitration in England. Butterworths 1989
Palmer, M. & Roberts, S. Dispute processes: ADR and the primary forms of decision making 2020
Palmeter, D & Mavroidis, P. Dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization: Practice and procedure. 3rd ed. 2022
Piers, M. and Aschauer, C. Arbitration in the digital age: the brave new world of arbitration CUP 2018 (e-book)
Rau, A. et al. Processes of dispute resolution: the role of lawyers 2006
Redfern, A. and Hunter, M. Redfern & Hunter on international arbitration. 6th ed. 2015 (e-book)
Reed, L. Guide to ICSID arbitration 2011
Reisman, W.M. International commercial arbitration : cases, materials and notes on the resolution of international business disputes 2nd ed. 2015
Rovine, R. Contemporary issues in international arbitration and mediation : the Fordham papers 2015 Brill 2016 (e-book)
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
Várady, T. International commercial arbitration: a transnational perspective. 2009
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.
American review of international arbitration
Arbitration: Journal of the Institute of Arbitrators e-journal
Arbitration International e-journal
Emory international law review e-journal
ICC dispute resolution bulletin e-journal
International arbitration law review e-journal
IAReporter LLC e-journal
Journal of dispute resolution open access
Journal of international arbitration
Law and practice of international courts and tribunals e-journal
Ohio state journal on dispute resolution e-journal
Pepperdine dispute resolution law journal e-journal
World trade and arbitration materials
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 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 Law Databases or ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.
You may also find it useful to refer to our guides on finding Legislation and Cases or check to see if we have a Jurisdiction Research Guide for the country you are interested in.
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.
Charles Bjork 'International Commercial Arbitration. Update' GlobaLex Guide published September/October 2022
London Court of International Arbitration
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes
ICC International Chamber of Commerce