Arbitrating Under The 2014 LCIA Rules: A User’s Guide, by Maxi Scherer, Lisa Richman & Remy Gerbay. Wolters Kluwer, 2015. Pp. 456.
As Adrian Winstanley OBE, the dynamic former Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”), writes in the Preface to the excellent new book, Arbitrating Under the 2014 LCIA Rules: A User’s Guide (“2014 LCIA Rules”), “at the very core” of an arbitral institution’s services “are the rules in which the institution asks contracting parties to have confidence, and on which the institution must be able to deliver.”
Having an understanding of those rules is essential both for those drafting arbitration clauses for international contracts and for those engaged in representing parties in international arbitration proceedings. In the former case, this understanding is necessary to ensure that the rules of a particular institution are appropriate for any potential dispute that may arise; in the latter, it is so advocates can provide effective representation to their clients.