Some reflections by a midnight-clauses reviewer in a multi-disciplinary law firm
The use of arbitration to adjudicate international commercial transactions is indisputably widespread nowadays. International arbitration agreements are increasingly included in international commercial contracts related to a full variety of situations (sales, M&A, distribution, construction, IP, energy, etc.). However, such agreements are not always drafted (or at least reviewed) by international arbitration practitioners, but by lawyers and/or parties unfamiliar with the intricacies of international commercial arbitration.
This article includes some reflections by an international arbitration practitioner in a multidisciplinary law firm who is usually requested to conduct reviews of draft international arbitration agreements at the eleventh hour.
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