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The Handbook begins with an exploration of drafting commercial arbitration clauses and provides advice on selecting the right arbitrator for any given commercial arbitration dispute. It supplies practitioners with guidelines for use in their arbitration practice and covers such topics as evidence and discovery, arbitral subpoena powers, procedural and interim orders. It also offers guidance on witness preparation, expert testimony, and cross-examination. There are chapters that specifically address the arbitration of large complex cases, healthcare disputes, and entertainment industry disputes. Arbitrators are provided with recommendations regarding professional conduct and responsibility. Arbitral awards and remedies are covered extensively and arbitrators are provided with practical approaches and information on drafting awards, punitive damages, the finality of awards and, post-decision debriefing. Lastly, this book discusses commercial arbitration as it relates to the legal system.
Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars.
The chapters were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.