In international arbitration, as in any other system of adjudication, finality of the decision must be balanced against the need to ensure that justice has been administered fairly. Because finality is one of its essential features, international arbitration has reached an equilibrium which guarantees to the parties a decision that cannot be appealed, while allowing a review of arbitral awards on limited grounds.
The review of international arbitral awards was the topic of the inaugural IAI forum, on the occasion of which 50 prominent academics, judges, arbitrators and practitioners active in the field of international arbitration convened in the legendary Clos de Vougeot, in the heart of Burgundy for a two-day retreat. The presentations were followed by extensive discussion, the transcript of which is included in the present volume.
General Editor : Emmanuel Gaillard.
Contributors include: Sir Franklin Berman, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Andreas Bucher, Olivier Caprasse, Ahmed El-Kosheri, Judge Gilbert Guillaume, Roland Halvorsen, Bernard Hanotiau, Dominique Hascher, Lord Mance, W. Michael Reisman, V.V. Veeder.