International arbitration is the primary alternative to local courts for settling disputes arising out of transnational commerce and its importance continues to grow as globalisation develops. At a time when parties look for ever more effective and efficient ways of resolving disputes where there are differing cultural, legal and business perspectives, what are the ways in which international arbitration can continue to grow in conjunction with the increasing demand for alternative dispute resolution?
Lord Mustill sat as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the House of Lords (the UK's highest court) from 1992 until 1997. He is one of the leading figures in international commercial arbitration. Lord Mustill is the co-author of one of the leading texts and was the UK delegate to UNCITRAL. He was responsible, as Chairman, for the 1989 DAC report on reform of English arbitration law, and is a visiting professor in the Law Faculty of Cambridge University.