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Ch.5 The Selection of Arbitrators

James H. Carter

From: International Commercial Arbitration in New York (1st Edition)

James H. Carter, John Fellas

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From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 April 2024

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Appointment of arbitrator — UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
The most important step in any arbitration is selection of the arbitrators. It presents a challenge, at the outset of a proceeding, to counsel’s strategic thinking: how to obtain a tribunal that will be both fair and favorable? As one practitioner puts it, “A party’s goal should be the appointment of an arbitral tribunal, a majority (at least) of whose members, while being independent and impartial as regards the parties (as required by the relevant arbitration rules and law), will at the same time be well disposed towards, or sympathetic to, or at the very least...
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