Restatement of the Law,

The U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration

This project restates the U.S. law of international commercial arbitration and covers, among other topics, arbitration agreements; conduct of and the judicial role in international arbitral proceedings in the United States; awards; recourse from and enforcement of international arbitral awards rendered in the United States; the judicial role in international arbitral proceedings abroad; enforcement of international arbitral awards rendered abroad; the preclusive effect of international arbitral awards; and ICSID Convention arbitration.
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Chapter 2 (Enforcement of the Arbitration Agreement), Chapter 4 (Post-Award Relief), Chapter 5 (Investor-State Arbitration), and portions of Chapter 1 (General Provisions) have been approved by the membership. 

For an in-depth description of this project, please visit the International Commercial Arbitration page on The ALI Adviser.

Project Video

Project Reporter George A. Bermann and Associate Reporters Catherine A. Rogers, Christopher R. Drahozal, and Jack J. Coe Jr. discuss the project in this short video:

Reporter
George A. Bermann Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Associate Reporters
Jack J. Coe, Jr. Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA
Christopher R. Drahozal University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS
Catherine A. Rogers Penn State University, Penn State Law
University Park, PA
Advisers
José I. Astigarraga Reed Smith LLP
Miami, FL
R. Doak Bishop King & Spalding LLP
Houston, TX
Andrea K. Bjorklund McGill University Faculty of Law
Montreal, QC, Canada
Gary Brian Born WilmerHale
London, England
David D. Caron Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
The Hague, Netherlands
James H. Carter WilmerHale
New York, NY
Cedric C. Chao DLA Piper US LLP
San Francisco, CA
Donald F. Donovan Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY
Horacio A. Grigera Naón American University, Washington College of Law
Washington, DC
Toni D. Hennike Hess Corporation
Houston, TX
Louis B. Kimmelman Sidley Austin LLP
New York, NY
Jeffrey D. Kovar U.S. Department of State, Legal Adviser's Office (L/CID)
Washington, DC
Philip Allen Lacovara Sanibel, FL
Carolyn B. Lamm White & Case LLP
Washington, DC
Michelle Leetham Rodan & Fields, LLC
San Francisco, CA
Gerard E. Lynch U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
New York, NY
Pedro Julio Martinez-Fraga Bryan Cave LLP
Miami, FL
M. Margaret McKeown U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
San Diego, CA
Douglas Earl McLaren Law Offices of Douglas Earl McLaren
Washington, DC
Lawrence W. Newman Baker & McKenzie LLP
New York, NY
William W. Park Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
Jan Paulsson University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, FL
Alan Scott Rau University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Lucy Reed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hong Kong, China
W. Michael Reisman Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
David W. Rivkin Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY
Kathleen M. Scanlon Law Offices of Kathleen M. Scanlon PLLC
New York, NY, USA
Linda J. Silberman New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Robert H. Smit Smit Arbitration
New York, NY
Abby Cohen Smutny White & Case LLP
Washington, DC
Thomas J. Stipanowich Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA
Elizabeth S. Stong U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Brooklyn, NY
John M. Townsend Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Washington, DC
Liaison
Houston Putnam Lowry Polivy, Taschner, Lowry & Clayton, LLC
Hartford, CT
Members Consultative Group
Kristen David Adams Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL
James Allsop Federal Court of Australia
Sydney, Australia
Theresa Amato Shearman & Sterling, LLP
Washington, DC
Catherine M. Amirfar Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY
Owen L. Anderson University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
William G. Arnot, III Law Offices of William G. Arnot
Houston, TX
Ronald G. Aronovsky Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
Catharine Biggs Arrowood Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Raleigh, NC
Richard A. Bales Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law
Ada, OH
Joseph R. Bankoff Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
John M. Barkett Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Miami, FL
Barry Barnett Susman Godfrey LLP
Houston, TX
Jürgen Basedow Max- Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Hamburg, Germany
William G. Bassler William G. Bassler & Associates
Red Bank, NJ
Peter V. Baugher Baugher Dispute Resolution LLC
Chicago, IL
Karl Bayer Dispute Resolution Expert
Austin, TX
Bruce J. Berger Hollingsworth LLP
Washington, DC
Sanford L. Bohrer Holland & Knight LLP
Miami, FL
Louis F. Bonacorsi Bryan Cave LLP
Saint Louis, MO
William J. Boyce Texas Court of Appeals, 14th District
Houston, TX
Steven M. Bradford HNI Corporation
Muscatine, IA
Ronald A. Brand University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
David M. Brodsky Brodsky ADR LLC
New York, NY
Charles N. Brower 20 Essex Street Chambers
London, England
Charles H. Brower II Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI
Michael K. Brown Brown Gee & Wenger LLP
Walnut Creek, CA
Stephen B. Burbank University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Timothy W. Burns Perkins Coie LLP
Madison, WI
Warren T. Burns Burns Charest LLP
Dallas, TX
John P. Burton Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb PA
Santa Fe, NM
William E. Butler Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law
Carlisle, PA
Fabrizio Cafaggi European University Institute Law Department
Florence, Italy
Charles Calleros Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Phoenix, AZ
David N. Calvillo Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams &Aughtry
Houston, TX
John G. Cameron, Jr. Dickinson Wright PLLC
Grand Rapids, MI
Marilyn Blumberg Cane Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Susan L. Carney U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
New Haven, CT
Paul DeWitt Carrington Durham, NC
William Richard Casto Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
John Allen Chalk Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC
Fort Worth, TX
Steve Charnovitz George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Tai-Heng Cheng Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
New York, NY
Jordan B. Cherrick Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, IL
Donald Earl Childress III Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA
Sylvia Fung Chin White & Case LLP
New York, NY
Stephen Yee Chow Burns & Levinson LLP
Boston, MA
Brent O. E. Clinkscale Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Greenville, SC
Jacob Katz Cogan University of Cincinnati College of Law
Cincinnati, OH
David K. Cohen George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Neil B. Cohen Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Lord Collins of Mapesbury Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (Retired)
London, England
Edward H. Cooper University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Robert A. Creamer Cambridge, MA, USA
Thomas L. Cubbage, III Covington & Burling LLP
Washington, DC
Tom Alan Cunningham Tom Alan Cunningham PLLC
Houston, TX
Vivian Grosswald Curran University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
Christopher Scott D'Angelo Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Edward A. Dauer University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Denver, CO
George A. Davidson Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
New York, NY
Evan A. Davis Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY
F. T. Davis, Jr. Dentons US LLP
Atlanta, GA
Anthony M. DiLeo Anthony M. DiLeo, APC
New Orleans, LA
William S. Dodge University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Gordon L. Doerfer JAMS
Boston, MA
Richard F. Dole, Jr. University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Mitchell F. Dolin Covington & Burling LLP
Washington, DC
Thomas A. Dubbs Labaton Sucharow LLP
New York, NY
Allyson K. Duncan U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Raleigh, NC
Just. James J. Edelman High Court of Australia
Canberra, Australia
Brian J. Egan Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Washington, DC
Sheldon H. Elsen JAMS
New York, NY
Robert Evans, III Shearman & Sterling LLP
New York, NY
John N. Fellas Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
New York, NY
Joseph Z. Fleming Greenberg Traurig LLP
Miami, FL
Michael D. Floyd Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Birmingham, AL
C. Allen Foster Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP
Washington, DC
Susan D. Franck American University, Washington College of Law
Washington, DC
Henry D. Gabriel Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
Richard Garnett The University of Melbourne Law School
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Faith E. Gay Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
New York, NY
Steven S. Gensler University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
E. Duncan Getchell, Jr. McGuireWoods LLP
Richmond, VA
James W. Gewin Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Birmingham, AL
Llewellyn J. Gibbons University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, OH
Chiara Giorgetti University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, VA
Daniel C. Girard Girard Gibbs LLP
San Francisco, CA
Jeffrey B. Golden 3 Hare Court Chambers
London, England
Marc J. Goldstein Marc J. Goldstein Litigation and Arbitration Chambers
New York, NY
Randy Gordon Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Katherine Ann Graham Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Saint Paul, MN
Marvin L. Gray, Jr. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Seattle, WA
Norman L. Greene Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP
New York, NY
Michael Greenwald Philadelphia, PA, USA
Jay E. Grenig Marquette University Law School
Milwaukee, WI
Charles E. Griffin Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
Kevin J. Hamilton Perkins Coie LLP
Seattle, WA
George C. Hanks, Jr. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Galveston, TX
Patricia Isela Hansen University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Micalyn Shafer Harris ADR Services
Ridgewood, NJ
Robert W. Hillman University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Eric L. Hirschhorn Winston & Strawn LLP
Washington, DC
Maria Tankenson Hodge Hodge & Hodge
St Thomas, VI
C. Stephen Hsu Beijing Academy of Social Sciences
Beijing, China
Robert H. Hu St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Stephen K. Huber University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Richard W. Hulbert Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY
David W. Ichel Dispute Resolution LLC
New York, NY
John E. Iole Jones Day
Pittsburgh, PA
Melissa B. Jacoby University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC
Christopher A. Jarvinen Berger Singerman LLP
Miami, FL
Kirk C. Jenkins Horvitz & Levy LLP
San Francisco, CA
Mark R. Joelson Joelson Law Office
Washington, DC
Jennifer J. Johnson Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR
Cally Jordan University of Melbourne Law School
Melbourne, Australia
Lee L. Kaplan Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Catherine Kessedjian University Panthéon-Assas Paris II
Paris, France
Meg Kinnear International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Washington, DC
Jennifer Kirby Kirby
Paris, France
Paul F. Kirgis University of Montana, Alexander Blewett III School of Law
Missoula, MT
Christopher M. Klein U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
Sacramento, CA
Daniel M. Kolkey Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
San Francisco, CA
Richard Kreindler Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Julian G. Ku Hofstra University School of Law
Hempstead, NY
Peter B Kutner University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Edward V. Lahey, Jr. Essex Boat Works, Inc.
Essex, CT
Timothy P. Law Reed Smith LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Herbert I. Lazerow University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA
Thomas H. Lee Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
John Leubsdorf Rutgers Law School
Newark, NJ
William H. Levit, Jr. Levit ADR LLC
Milwaukee, WI
Eric L. Lewis Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiff PLLC
Washington, DC
John B. Lewis Baker & Hostetler LLP
Cleveland, OH
Cynthia Crawford Lichtenstein Sarasota, FL
Malcolm C. Lindquist Lane Powell PC
Seattle, WA
Peter Linzer University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Houston Putnam Lowry Polivy, Taschner, Lowry & Clayton, LLC
Hartford, CT
John Shafroth Lutz Fairfield and Woods P.C
Denver, CO
Robert E. Lutz Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
William Cullen MacDonald Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLP
New York, NY
Peter B. Maggs University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL
Meghan H. Magruder King & Spalding LLP
Atlanta, GA
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Richard L. Marcus University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, CA
Colin P. Marks St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Andrew J. Markus Carlton Fields P.A.
Miami, FL
Pedro Julio Martinez-Fraga Bryan Cave LLP
Miami, FL
Mary Massaron Plunkett Cooney, P.C.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Lorelie S. Masters Hunton & Williams LLP
Washington, DC
Albert J. Matricciani, Jr. Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP
Baltimore, MD
Joseph Michael Matthews Colson, Hicks and Eidson, P.A.
Coral Gables, FL
Henry S. May Caldwell Boudreaux Letter PLLC
Houston, TX
Mary Elizabeth McLeod U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC
Andrea J. Menaker White & Case LLP
Washington, DC
Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
James P. Mercurio Arent Fox LLP
Washington, DC
Timothy Meyer Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, TN
John Eric Middleton Federal Court of Australia
Melbourne, Australia
J. W. Montgomery, III Jones Day
Pittsburgh, PA
Terry F. Moritz Terry F. Moritz LLC
Chicago, IL
Jim A. Moseley Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Jonathan M. Moses Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York, NY
Margaret L. Moses Loyola University, Chicago School of Law
Chicago, IL
Richard M. Mosk California Court of Appeal
Los Angeles, CA
Edward M. Mullins Reed Smith LLP
Miami, FL
Daniel T. Murphy University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law
Richmond, VA
Sean David Murphy George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Fred F. Murray University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, FL
Peter L. Murray Portland, ME
Ved P. Nanda University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Denver, CO
Joseph E. Neuhaus Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY
Just. David J. O'Callaghan Federal Court of Australia
Melbourne, Australia
John B. Oakley University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Arden J. Olson Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC
Eugene, OR
David M. Orta Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Washington, DC
Sir Geoffrey Palmer Harbour Chambers
Wellington, New Zealand
R. Ashby Pate Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC
Birmingham, AL
Stephen Patrick Pate Cozen O'Connor, PC
Houston, TX
Kenneth L. Penegar Nashville, TN, USA
Frank A. Pfiffner Anchorage Superior Court
Anchorage, AK
Hansel T. Pham White & Case LLP
Washington, DC
Thomas R. Phillips Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jeffrey M. Pollock Fox Rothschild LLP
Lawrenceville, NJ
Rafael A. Porrata-Doria, Jr. Temple University Beasley School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
L. J. Priestley Frederick Jordan Chambers
Sydney, Australia
Sheldon Raab Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
New York, NY
Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Studio Legale
Milano, Italy
Florentino Ramirez Ramirez & Associates, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Carey R. Ramos Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
New York, NY
Adam Raviv WilmerHale
Washington, DC
Bernard D. Reams, Jr. St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Terrance G. Reed Lankford & Reed PLLC
Alexandria, VA
Joe R. Reeder Greenberg Traurig LLP
Washington, DC
C. Ryan Reetz Bryan Cave LLP
Miami, FL
Barbara Ann Reeves JAMS
Los Angeles, CA
E. Lee Reichert, III Molson Coors Brewing Company
Denver, CO
Henry duPont Ridgely DLA Piper US LLP
Wilmington, DE
Delissa A. Ridgway U.S. Court of International Trade
New York, NY
Kenneth F. Ripple U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
South Bend, IN
James L. Robertson Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
Jackson, MS
Davis R. Robinson Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Washington, DC
John K. Roedel, Jr. Senniger Powers LLP
Saint Louis, MO
Steven S. Rosenthal Loeb & Loeb
Washington, DC
Irma S. Russell University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Kansas City, MO
Timothy C. Russell RussellADR
Bryn Mawr, PA
Peter B. Rutledge University of Georgia School of Law
Athens, GA
Adam W. Samuel London, England
Michael D. Sandler Sandler Arbitration & Mediation LLC
Mercer Island, WA, USA
Ettore Argeo Santucci Goodwin Procter LLP
Boston, MA
Paul Schlaud Reeves & Brightwell LLP
Austin, TX
Michael A. Scodro Mayer Brown LLP
Chicago, IL
David W. J. Scorey Essex Court Chambers
London, England
Wenhua Shan Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Law
Xi'an Shaanxi, China
Brian D. Shannon Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
Leopold Z. Sher Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, LLC
New Orleans, LA
Lynn H. Slade Modrall Sperling
Albuquerque, NM
Matthew D. Slater Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Washington, DC
Robert D. Sloane Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
Douglas G. Smith Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
David V. Snyder American University, Washington College of Law
Washington, DC
A. Benjamin Spencer University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Luis Eduardo Sprovieri Forino - Sprovieri - Dell 'Oca - Aielo LLP
Buenos Aires, Argentina
John W. Stamper O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Hans Rudolf E. Steiner Zurich, Switzerland
Adam N. Steinman University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa, AL
Paul B. Stephan University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
David P. Stewart Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
Henry C. Strickland Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Birmingham, AL
S. I. Strong University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Rolf Stürner Institut für deutsches und ausländisches Zivilprozessrecht, Abteilung I
Freiburg, Germany
Edna Sussman SussmanADR LLC
New York, NY
Edward T. Swaine George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University College of Law
Salem, OR
Stephen Lyle Tatum Cantey Hanger LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Louise Ellen Teitz Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, RI
Larry D. Thompson Finch McCranie, LLC
Atlanta, GA
Jay Tidmarsh Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Peter D. Trooboff Covington & Burling LLP
Washington, DC
Anthony van Westrum Anthony van Westrum LLC
Golden, CO
George K. Walker Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
Janet Walker York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
Toronto, Canada
Sue Walker Texas Second Court of Appeals
Fort Worth, TX
Don Wallace Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
Nicholas J. Wallwork Phoenix, AZ
Chang Wang Thomson Reuters
Eagan, MN
Stephen J. Ware University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS
Manning Gilbert Warren, III University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
Louisville, KY
Rhonda Wasserman University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
William Arthur Webb Shanahan Law Group, PLLC
Raleigh, NC
Ruth Wedgwood Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC
Donald J. Weidner Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Henry Weissmann Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Jay L. Westbrook University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Ralph U. Whitten Creighton University School of Law
Omaha, NE
Stephan Wilske Gleiss Lutz
Stuttgart, Germany
David B. Wilson Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
Denver, CO
Peter Winship Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
Nicholas J. Wittner Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Tobias B. Wolff University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Patrick Woolley University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Candace Zierdt Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL
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