Selected Arbitral Awards

Consisting of 60 awards rendered by arbitral tribunals under the Vienna Rules, this publication is meant to provide a unique and valuable insight into various important and challenging procedural and substantive issues which have arisen over the years in international arbitration under the auspices of the VIAC. The selection made is a response to the increasing call of parties, counsel and arbitrators alike for measures to ensure greater transparency of commercial arbitration proceedings by way of enhanced access to arbitral awards as well as to their content and reasoning. It is in this context that this publication is meant as a modest but concrete step towards fostering greater familiarity, predictability and confidence in relation to the international arbitral process, including the award as its end result.

As the VIAC is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, the VIAC Secretariat considered this to be an especially propitious time to draw back the curtains and thereby provide greater insight into the work of the institution as well as that of arbitral tribunals appointed under its auspices in recent years. This first volume of abstracts is intended as just one first step in this endeavour, and the VIAC intends to complement it with further volumes in regular intervals. It greatly benefits from annotations and comments provided by renowned experts in the arbitration community, thereby ensuring that this publication in fact is a true reference work, with both historical and practical value for users and practitioners alike.

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