Filip De Ly


Growing complexities in the law and practice of international commercial arbitration and a certain loss of the spirit of arbitration require reflection by all interested parties (litigating parties, their counsels, arbitrators and arbitration centers) in order to maintain some of the traditional advantages of arbitration… The purpose of such reflection is to maintain the reputation of international commercial arbitration as a speedy and cost efficient dispute resolution mechanism for international business transactions. This may be achieved by an attempt to identify the options which interested parties may have and to indicate their respective advantages and disadvantages. This process may be defined as arbitration planning. Because of its importance for the arbitral process, this article will primarily analyze arbitration planning devices in relation to the place of arbitration.