The Virginia Arbitration Roadmap

The Virginia Arbitration Roadmap
Publication Date: 2012
Available Formats: Print (122 pages, softcover, 1 volume)
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Content Highlights:
  • Drafting the Arbitration Clause
  • Arbitration Procedure and Hearing
  • Judicial Enforcement
  • International Arbitration Clausese
  • International Arbitration Procedure and Hearings

Arbitration has become a common method of resolving disputes in a wide variety of areas, including international and domestic business agreements, labor and employment construction, and securities. It provides flexibility to the parties in shaping the process.

Done correctly, arbitration can foster a timely and cost-effective resolution of a dispute. This book provides a roadmap from the drafting of the arbitration clause to the hearing and enforcement of the ruling.

With helpful tips and warnings on virtually every page and an appendix of sample clauses, as well as references to state and international arbitration statutes, The Virginia Arbitration Roadmap will get you where you need to go.


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Table of Contents

CHAPTER LIST

1. Drafting The Arbitration Clause

2. Arbitration Procedure And Hearing

3. Judicial Enforcement

4. International Arbitration Clauses

5. International Arbitration Procedure And Hearings


CHAPTER 1: DRAFTING THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE  (back to top)

1.1 INTRODUCTION
1.2 WHO ARE THE PARTIES?
1.3 WHAT WILL THE PARTIES ARBITRATE?
    1.301 In General
    1.302 Language to Prevent Exclusion of Matters in
    Dispute
    1.303 Binding Versus Nonbinding Arbitration
    1.304 Confidentiality
    1.305 Waiver
1.4 WHERE WILL THE PARTIES ARBITRATE?
1.5 WHAT LAW (SUBSTANTIVE, PROCEDURAL,
OR BOTH) WILL THE ARBITRATORS APPLY?
    1.501 In General
    1.502 The Federal Arbitration Act
    1.503 The Virginia Uniform Arbitration Act
    1.504 Other State and National Arbitration
    Statutes
    1.505 International Law
1.6 WHAT RULES WILL APPLY IN THE
ARBITRATION PROCESS?
    1.601 In General
    1.602 The American Arbitration Association
    1.603 The International Chamber of Commerce
1.7 SHOULD THE ARBITRATION PROCESS BE
AD HOC OR INSTITUTIONAL?
    1.701 Ad Hoc Arbitration
    1.702 Institutional Arbitration
1.8 HOW MANY ARBITRATORS SHOULD BE
SELECTED?
1.9 SHOULD THE ARBITRATORS HAVE ANY
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS?
1.10 HOW WILL THE COSTS, INCLUDING
ATTORNEY FEES, ARBITRATOR’S FEES, AND
INSTITUTIONAL FEES, BE ALLOCATED
BETWEEN OR AMONG THE PARTIES?
1.11 WHAT TYPE OF AWARD WILL BE PREPARED
BY THE ARBITRATORS?
1.12 WILL THE AWARD BE ENFORCEABLE AND
FINAL?

CHAPTER 2: ARBITRATION PROCEDURE AND HEARING  (back to top)

2.1 BEFORE THE HEARING
    2.101 When the Dispute Arises
    2.102 Selecting the Arbitrator
    2.103 The Management Conference/Preliminary
    Hearing
    2.104 Expedited Procedures and Document
    Submission
    2.105 Pre-Arbitration Remedies
    2.106 Discovery
    2.107 Amendment of a Claim
    2.108 Summary Judgment
    2.109 Miscellaneous Pretrial Matters
2.2 THE ARBITRATION HEARING
    2.201 General Considerations
    2.202 Opening Statements
    2.203 Evidence
    2.204 Bifurcation
    2.205 Closing the Hearing
    2.206 Award

CHAPTER 3: JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT  (back to top)

3.1 OVERVIEW
3.2 MOTION TO COMPEL OR REFUSE ARBITRATION
    3.201 Under the FAA
    3.202 Under Virginia Law
3.3 ENFORCING AN ARBITRAL AWARD
    3.301 Scope of the Acts
    3.302 Recognition and Enforcement of Awards
    3.303 Statute of Limitations
    3.304 Notice to Opposing Party
3.4 GROUNDS FOR VACATING AN AWARD
    3.401 In General
    3.402 The New York Convention
    3.403 The FAA
    3.404 Virginia Law
    3.405 Manifest Disregard of Law
3.5 THREAT OF SANCTIONS
3.6 COURT ACTIONS WHEN AN AWARD IS NOT
CONFIRMED

CHAPTER 4: INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CLAUSES  (back to top)

4.1 OVERVIEW
    4.101 In General
    4.102 Factors Affecting Enforceability
    4.103 General Considerations
    4.104 Drafting Principles
4.2 PROVISIONS
    4.201 Essential Provisions
    4.202 Important Provisions
    4.203 Helpful Provisions
    4.204 Unusual Provisions
    4.205 Related Provisions
4.3 CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 5: INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION PROCEDURE AND HEARINGS  (back to top)

5.1 INTRODUCTION
5.2 BEFORE THE HEARING
    5.201 Initiating the Case
    5.202 Place of Arbitration
    5.203 Jurisdictional Objections
    5.204 Preliminary Conference
    5.205 Languages
    5.206 Translations
    5.207 Written Submissions
    5.208 Phasing and Bifurcation
    5.209 Duty of Diligence and Control of Dilatory
    Tactics
    5.210 Presenting Evidence
    5.211 Experts
5.3 THE HEARING
    5.301 In General
    5.302 Agreed-On Procedures
    5.303 Location of the Hearing
    5.304 Allocation of Time
    5.305 Transcripts
    5.306 Attendees and Participants
    5.307 Written Submissions and Presentation of
    Witness Testimony
    5.308 Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
    5.309 Presenting Evidence
5.4 CONCLUSION

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE ARBITRATION CLAUSES

APPENDIX B-1: CITATIONS TO STATE ADR STATUTES

APPENDIX B-2: INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
STATUTES

APPENDIX C: SELECTED ARBITRATION INSTITUTIONS
AND CONTACT INFORMATION

TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

INDEX

Authors

Author

Edmund M. Amorosi

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