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The arbitrator's mandate: a comparative study of relationships in commercial arbitration under the laws of England, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland
Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
1998 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This Study is about the arbitrator and the arbitrator's rights and duties and powers. It examines the arbitrator's relation mainly to those who arbitrate before him, but also to arbitral institutions and other entities and persons.

The Study suggests that notably three features ought to be taken into account. First, that a position as arbitrator has two main aspects: one adjudicatory or procedural, which has to do with that the arbitrator's task concerns administration of justice, and one that most often would be appropriate to characterise as contractual. Secondly, that the arbitrator's relation those concerned has, because the arbitration may go on for some time, a capacity for undergoing changes. Thirdly, that arbitration is a multiparty phenomenon, wherefore the arbitrator's relation to each of the two parties arbitrating before him may have to be treated separately. In discussing these features the Study develops an idea about assumption of certain risks by those involved, an idea that is claimed to be consistent with fundamental notions of access to justice.

Taking account of both the procedural aspect and the contractual aspect the Study creates a general model for explaining the arbitrator's relations to those who arbitrate before him as those relations may appear at the time the arbitrator is appointed. Implications of the potential for change and of the multiparty feature are also discussed.

In addition, the Study also analyses the arbitrator's rights and duties and powers in more detail, an analysis that is based on the distinction between the two aspects: the arbitrator as a maker of decisions binding on the arbitrating parties is treated separately from the arbitrator as a supplier of services to them. Account is however taken to practical connections between the aspects, theoretically disctinct though they may be. The analysis of the arbitrator as a decision-maker continues the discussion of the assumption of risks by those involved.´

English, German, Swedish and Swiss law are examined in the same breadth and depth

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Jure , 1998. , 471 p.
, Rättsvetenskapliga biblioteket, ISSN 1103-2111 ; 6
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Procedural Law
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-45913ISBN: 91-7223-025-8OAI: diva2:370343
Public defence
1998-06-04, Hörsal 7, hus D, Södra huset, Frescati, Stockholm, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2010-11-16 Created: 2010-11-16 Last updated: 2010-11-16Bibliographically approved

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