Introduction: The New York Arbitration Landscape
James H. Carter, John Fellas
Edited By: James H. Carter, John Fellas
This introductory chapter presents New York City as the leading venue for international commercial arbitration in the United States. It estimates that at least one-third of all significant international commercial arbitrations in the United States take place within the city. New York’s role as a financial and legal capital leads to the choice of New York governing law for many commercial documents, often resulting in a choice of New York as the venue for any disputes arising from those documents. The city’s leading position in international commercial arbitration also derives from the fact that a number of leading arbitration institutions are based in New York. The local court system strongly supports international arbitration; and the community of supporting organizations, such as the New York International Arbitration Center, bar associations, universities, and others is quite strong.