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International Arbitration: September 2012 Archives

Lance Armstrong's Legal Battle Questions Fairness of Arbitration

Lance Armstrong's defense against the persistent doping allegations leveled against him, and the athlete's subsequent refusal to participate in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's prosecution of several doping-related charges against him, dominated sports headlines this summer. Interestingly, Armstrong's battle against the USADA also cast a spotlight on oft-cited concerns about due process in arbitration.

Split Over Enforceability of Unsigned International Arbitration Agreements

Arbitration clauses in international contracts have become increasingly common.  Many global companies include arbitration provisions in their standard, pre-printed documents, such as estimates, purchase orders, and invoices.  Are these arbitration clauses effective in international commerce?  The answer, surprisingly, is "probably not."

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