‘The Seat’ and the Laws Affecting the Arbitration

  • Neil Andrews
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 54)


Arbitration must be centred upon a nominated legal jurisdiction, the ‘seat’ of the process. The law governing the substance of the dispute might be different from that applicable to the arbitration agreement and, in turn, another law might govern the conduct of the arbitration. There is a further question concerning the types of matter which can be validly assigned to arbitration (‘arbitrability’).


Arbitral Tribunal English Court Arbitral Award Arbitration Clause International Arbitration 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Andrews
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawCambridgeUK

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