The author is general counsel of the American Arbitration Association and president of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions. He wishes to acknowledge with appreciation the valuable assistance of Vivienne Ashman and Julie Klein in the preparation of this article.
With arbitration increasingly becoming the means of choice in resolving international disputes, the American Arbitration Association recently established its International Center for Dispute Resolution and likewise revised its International Arbitration Rules in order to streamline the disputeresolution process. The author examines the caseadministration practices of the International Center and significant elements of the International Rules. This article was originally presented at the ICSID, ICC, AAA Fourteenth Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, held in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 21, 1997.
As the world market economy continues to expand, engendering global interdependence, so too does the need for prompt and effective means of dispute resolution. Responding to this contemporary dynamic, the American Arbitration Association has recently refined its institutional practices to ensure that the administration of AAA international cases is well-suited to address this growing demand for efficient dispute-resolution services.