Professor Franco Ferrari publishes the three volume Cambridge Compendium of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration

Cambridge University Press has just published the 3 volume Cambridge Compendium of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, edited by Professor Franco Ferrari, the Center’s Director, together with Professors Andrea Bjorklund (McGill University School of Law) and Stefan Kröll (Bucerius Law School). The Compendium contains contributions for most of the foundational principles and concepts underlying international arbitration. Each contribution takes a holistic view of international arbitration, as the contributions tackle core concepts from both a commercial and an investment arbitration perspective, focusing on the fundamental issues underlying the various topics rather than on the solutions adopted in any particular jurisdiction, thus making the Compendium a truly cross-border, transnational resource. This innovative approach will allow readers to identify the commonalities as well as the differences between commercial and investment arbitration, whether and where cross-fertilization has taken place and what consequences it can have. This approach allows the Compendium to be a tool in promoting the creation of a culture of international arbitration that considers commercial arbitration and investment arbitration as part of a whole but with certain distinct features particular to each.

The Compendium is organized in 14 parts, namely Foundations, Public Law Questions Relating to Arbitration, Stakeholders in Arbitration, Applicable Law, Jurisdiction of the Arbitrator, the Arbitral Tribunal, Procedural Questions in Arbitration, Role of State Courts in Arbitration, Awards, Post Award Issues, Legal Concepts, Areas of Concern, Arbitration and Related Fields, and EU Law and Arbitration.

The contributors of the 70 papers composing the Compendium are, in the order of publication of their contribution, Florian Grisel, Emmanuel Gaillard, Franco Ferrari, Friedrich Rosenfeld, Fabien Gélinas, Andrea K. Bjorklund, Petra Butler, Marc Bungenbergl, August Reinisch, Giuditta Cordero-Moss, Daniel Behn, Christopher R. Drahozal, Victoria Shannon Sahani, Stephan Wilske, Laura Bräuninge, Andrea Carlevaris, Luke Nottage, Chester Brown, Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo, Christophe Bondy, Lukas Vanhonnaeker, Shahla Ali, Sabine Katrin Neuhaus, Monique Sasson, Jonathan Brosseau, Christophe Seraglini, Julien Fouret, Stavros Brekoulakis, Vladimir Pavić, Stefan Kröll, Elian Keller, John J. Barceló III, Alan Scott Rau, Jan Paulsson, Thilo Kerkhoff, R. Doak Bishop, Caline Mouawad, Jessica Beess und Chrostin, Kun Fan, Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Mathew Stone, Sébastien Besson, S. I. Strong, Maxi Scherer, Dharshini Prasad, Dina Prokic, Chiara Giorgetti, Saud Aldawsari, D. Brian King, Elliot Friedman, Tibor Várady, Christopher Kee, Gloria Alvarez, David Holloway, Christopher Boog, N. Jansen Calamita, Dafina Atanasova, Edna Sussman, Frédéric Bachand, Patricia Shaughnessy, Linda J. Silberman, Robert U. Hess, Geneviève Saumier, Francesca Ragno, George A. Bermann, Mark Feldman, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Elise Ruggeri Abonnat, Diego P. Fernández Arroyo, Alexandre Senegacnik, Stephan W. Schill, Susan D. Franck, Michael Waibel, Gerhard Wagner, Ronald A. Brand, Catherine Kessedjian, Ursula Kriebaum, Richard Happ, Sebastian Wuschka

Apart from having edited the Compendium, Professor Franco Ferrari co-authored two contributions, entitled “Limitations to Party Autonomy in International Arbitration” (pp. 47-81), and “Applicable Law in Commercial Arbitration” (pp. 482-511) respectively. For more information, please see the Contents pages taken from the Compendium.