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Arbitration of International Business Disputes - Studies in Law and Practice, 2nd Edition by Park, William W. (20th September 2012)

Part IV Selected Issues for Further Study, E Comparing Arbitration and Court Selection, 3 When and Why Arbitration Matters

From: Arbitration of International Business Disputes: Studies in Law and Practice (2nd Edition)

William W. Park

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2019

There is little use in going to law with the devil while the court is held in hell. Humphrey O’Sullivan 1 More than one thoughtful business manager has contemplated the prospect of litigation abroad in terms analogous to those used by the nineteenth-century diarist quoted above. When an international venture goes awry, the dramatically disagreeable consequences can often include the “home-town justice” of the other side’s national courts: unfamiliar procedures, perhaps a foreign language, and in some countries a xenophobic or even corrupt judge. The reality of...
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