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The UNCITRAL Model Law and Asian Arbitration Laws
Implementation and Comparisons

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Shahla Ali, Harisankar K. Sathyapalan, Aakanksha Kumar, Harata Hisashi, Hi-Taek Shin, Choong Yeow Choy, Sundra Rajoo, Minn Naing Oo, Rena M. Rico-Pamfilo, Gary F. Bell, Guo Yu, Gatot Soemartono, John Lumban-Tobing, Chang-fa Lo, Hop Dang
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  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316635315

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  • In the Asia-Pacific, thirty-eight jurisdictions have adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. This book looks at how the text and the principles of the Model Law have been implemented (or not) in key Asian jurisdictions. Most of the jurisdictions covered in this book have declared that they have adopted the Model Law but often with significant modifications. Even when jurisdictions adopt some provisions of the Model Law verbatim, their courts may have interpreted these provisions in a manner inconsistent with their goals and with how they are interpreted internationally. When a jurisdiction has not adopted the Model Law, the chapter compares its legislation to the Model Law to determine whether it is consistent with its principles. Each chapter follows the structure of the Model Law allowing the reader to easily compare the arbitration laws of different jurisdictions on each topic.

    • Provides an overview of the most relevant arbitration laws in Asia
    • Each chapter closely follows the structure of the Model Law, covering the same topics in the same order, allowing readers to compare different laws easily
    • Compares the domestic law of important jurisdictions that have not adopted the Model Law, following the same structure
    • Explores how the Model Law is implemented in each jurisdiction and how it is often interpreted very differently in some countries
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    ‘Professor Bell’s book is the passport that all States and jurisdictions - Asian or otherwise - should possess during the course of their Model Law journey.’ Darius Chan, Asian Dispute Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316635315
    • length: 458 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China: the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong Shahla Ali
    2. India: the 1985 Model Law and the 1996 Act: a survey of the Indian arbitration landscape Harisankar K. Sathyapalan and Aakanksha Kumar
    3. Japan: Japanese Arbitration Law and UNCITRAL Model Law Harata Hisashi
    4. Republic of Korea: Model Law in Asia: the case for Korea Hi-Taek Shin
    5. Malaysia: the arbitration regime in Malaysia: a De Jure Model Law jurisdiction? Choong Yeow Choy and Sundra Rajoo
    6. Myanmar: the Model Law: a new model for a new era in Myanmar – from the 1944 Arbitration Act to the 2016 Arbitration Law Minn Naing Oo
    7. Philippines: the application of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration in the Philippines Rena M. Rico-Pamfilo
    8. Singapore: Singapore's implementation of the Model Law: if at first you don't succeed Gary F. Bell
    Part II:
    9. People's Republic of China: comparison between UN Model Law and Chinese Arbitration Law Guo Yu
    10. Indonesia: Indonesian Arbitration Law and practice: in light of the UNCITRAL Model Law Gatot Soemartono and John Lumban-Tobing
    11. Taiwan: comparative analysis of the Arbitration Law of Taiwan and the UNCITRAL Model Law Chang-fa Lo
    12. Vietnam: the Vietnamese law on Commercial Arbitration 2010 compared to the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 2006 Hop Dang.

  • Editor

    Gary F. Bell, National University of Singapore
    Gary F. Bell trained in both civil and common law at McGill University and Columbia University, He teaches Arbitration, Indonesian Law, International and Comparative Sale of Goods and Legal Systems of Asia as Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he is Director of the LL.M. in Arbitration. He is also Director of the Asian Law Institute (ASLI). He co-edited Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: Traditions, adaptations and innovations (Cambridge, 2011) with E. Ann Black. He acts frequently as arbitrator.


    Shahla Ali, Harisankar K. Sathyapalan, Aakanksha Kumar, Harata Hisashi, Hi-Taek Shin, Choong Yeow Choy, Sundra Rajoo, Minn Naing Oo, Rena M. Rico-Pamfilo, Gary F. Bell, Guo Yu, Gatot Soemartono, John Lumban-Tobing, Chang-fa Lo, Hop Dang

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