IV Trust Arbitration as a Matter of International Law, 19 Arbitrating Trust Disputes: Effect of the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on Their Recognition
Georg von Segesser
Edited By: SI Strong, Tony Molloy (Consultant Editor)
- Arbitrability — Conflict of laws — Arbitral agreements — Arbitral tribunals — Arbitrators
This chapter examines the effect of the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition (Hague Trust Convention) on the law applicable to the arbitration of trust disputes. It also considers the extent to which arbitrators can apply the conflict of laws rules of the convention in cases where the parties have not agreed that these rules should govern the issues in dispute. The chapter is organized as follows. Section II addresses the selection of the applicable substantive law by arbitral tribunals in cases where the parties have not agreed on the applicable law. Sections III and IV cover international conventions and, in particular the Hague Trust Convention, as sources for the selection of the applicable law. Section V deals with the validity and effect of arbitration agreements while Section VI considers the effects of a choice of-law-clause and the binding effect of such a clause for the arbitral proceedings. Section VII addresses the effect of specific conflict of laws rules of the Hague Trust Convention on the law applicable to the merits in international trust arbitration disputes.