BOOK REVIEW CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE ALI MOGHADDAM ABRISHAMI Andrea Marco Steingruber, Consent in International Arbitration, Oxford International Arbitration Series, Oxford University Press (2012) Consent in International Arbitration is the output of PhD research undertaken by Andrea Marco Steingruber at the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. The book contains fifteen chapters divided into three parts. The first part discusses general issues affecting the consensual nature of arbitration with a brief history of the evolution of arbitration. It then examines the concept of capacity, its limitations and restrictions to consent by states and their agencies in chapter 3. Chapter 4 discusses the juridical nature of arbitration with an interesting section on consent in investment arbitration, while in chapter 5 the author examines the types of consent in arbitration. Part two discusses consent in commercial arbitration in another five chapters, while issues affecting consent in investment arbitration are examined in the following four chapters in part three and a conclusion drawn in the last chapter. The author critically examines current legal scholarship on consent in arbitration and questions some of the perceived settled norms regarding consent in arbitration while acknowledging its evolution.
African Journal of International and Comparative Law – Edinburgh University Press
Published: Feb 1, 2014