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Lexis® Practical Guidance: International Arbitration

Why Lexis® Practical Guidance: International Arbitration ?

Lexis® Practical Guidance International Arbitration offers access to a vast precedent bank which includes agreements, specific clauses as well as contracts. These resources are downloadable, customisable and kept up to date; saving users time and ensuring their compliance with best legal practices. Numerous checklists are supplied, helping streamline processes and prevent vital steps from being missed.

The content is authored and reliably updated by a vast number of experienced, international professionals throughout the jurisdictions of: Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Australasia. It covers all the need-to-know information to effectively resolve multi-party or jurisdictional disputes, deal with evidence in international arbitrations, draft international arbitration agreements and enforce international arbitral awards.

With Lexis® Practical Guidance: International Arbitration you get:

Convenient online access to:
  • More than 180 Guidance Notes within 26 Topic Overviews
  • Over 40 Forms, Precedents and Checklists – ensuring not a single step is missed
  • Legislation & Case Law – access to relevant cases at the click of a button
  • Practice Directives – know what the procedure is in different courts
  • Over 160 other Useful Resources such as flowcharts, external websites and additional readings

Guidance on each step taken in International Arbitration:
  • International arbitration & agreements
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Global corporate arbitration
  • Dispute resolution
  • Confidentiality in international arbitration
  • Ethics and regulation
  • Jurisdiction and applicable laws
  • Examples of arbitration clauses
  • ICC - responding to a Request for Arbitration
  • Arbitration institutions
  • Arbitrating in Series
  • Electronic evidence arbitration
  • Conducting an international arbitration
  • Multi-party arbitration
  • Evidence in international arbitration
  • Costs in international arbitration
  • Enforcing international arbitral awards
  • Arbitrating in other jurisdictions
    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Middle East
    • The Americas
    • Africa
    • Australasia

Guidance Notes

Useful reference material that offers direct access to relevant case law, legislation and commentary works, and practical know-how on specific areas within International Arbitration. A few key guidance notes are outlined below. The full list can be viewed in the complete table of contents.

Example Arbitration Clauses

This guidance note includes examples of arbitration clauses that parties may consider incorporating into their agreements. It also provides links to more specific information about each of the example clauses.

Sample arbitration clauses are supplied for the following institutions:

  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • China International Economic Trade Arbitration Association (CIETAC)
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

ICC – Responding to a Request for Arbitration

This guidance note outlines the steps that a respondent should take after receiving an ICC Request for Arbitration.

Guidance is offered on all stages of international arbitration:

  • Appointment of the tribunal
  • Pleadings
  • Award.

Users are also provided with the following useful resources:

  • ICC Arbitration Rules
  • Letter proposing three candidates
  • Letter to opponent initiating appointment of sole arbitrator.

Practical Aids

Precedents, checklists and forms that can be used to offer advice confidently and execute tasks accurately. A few key resources are listed below. The full list can be viewed in the complete table of contents.

  • Different institution's arbitration rules
  • Preliminary meeting in arbitration checklist:
  • Pre-hearing checklist
  • IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration Guide
  • Letter to arbitrator confirming party appointment
  • Link to International Chamber of Commerce costs calculator
  • Example arbitration clauses
  • How to conduct efficient arbitration checklist
  • Fees of the key arbitral institutions document


  • 4 Stone Buildings
  • Appleby
  • DLA Piper
  • Clifford Chance
  • Zeiler.Partners
  • 4 New Square
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Independent author and arbitrator – Hew Dundas
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Lalive
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Maples and Calder
  • Mayer Brown International LLP
  • Nabarro LLP
  • Independent author and arbitrator – Peter McQueen
  • Independent author and arbitrator – Professor Catherine Rogers
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • Simpson Grierson
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Vinge
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

Time is scarce and the law is ever changing. Keeping pace with the shifts is a job unto itself but, chances are, it is not your only job. 

Curated by top South African legal experts, LexisNexis® Practical Guidance™ helps you navigate dynamic legal terrain by delivering practical aids for your everyday concerns in one convenient platform .

It saves you time and energy so you can focus on the expertise that only you have.

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