oa De Rebus - Dispute resolution in international contracts: English arbitration



One of the most important aspects in contracts involving parties from different countries is the dispute resolution clause. However, it often appears that the clause is only cursorily considered in negotiations; it is included towards the end of the contract and it is dealt with as though it were simply part of the standard ' boilerplate' terms. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate why an arbitration in London. England would be beneficial for South African parties to such international contracts and to illustrate what points should be considered by South African legal advisers in drafting an arbitration clause.


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