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1984

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The Need To Utilize International Arbitration, Gerald Aksen Jan 1984

The Need To Utilize International Arbitration, Gerald Aksen

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

I have been asked to discuss how to convince United States businessmen of the need for utilizing international arbitration. Basically, however, there is a realistic need for this well recognized form of alternative dispute settlement. Primarily, international arbitration affords companies the ability to avoid the uncertainties and complexities of foreign litigation. I found it interesting that Professor Vagts used the word "paradox" in referring to the existence of both the lack of effective treaties on the enforcement of foreign judgments and the host of treaties on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Why is it a paradox? International arbitration was …