BCDR International Arbitration Review

The BCDR International Arbitration Review (the Review) is a scholarly international law journal that seeks to further an important component of BCDR's mandate by disseminating knowledge on, and increasing understanding of, the law and procedure of international dispute settlement.

Published biannually and featuring content in both Arabic and English, the Review comprises articles, case summaries and other significant reports; each issue focusing on a current theme or topic that is particularly, but by no means exclusively, relevant to the Arab Region.

The Review provides the Arab and non-Arab legal and academic communities with a perspective on developments in the field of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution in the region. It also provides a forum for practitioners and academics alike to contribute to the ongoing dialogue around international arbitration in general.

Since the first issue of the Review on the enforcement of awards in the Arab Gulf countries, the Review has covered the topics of women's voices in international arbitration; arbitration in Egypt; international investment arbitration in the Middle East; construction arbitration in the Middle East; and a comprehensive review and analysis by leading practitioners of the 2017 BCDR-AAA arbitration rules spread over two issues and being a great example of international teamwork, bridging cultural, linguistic, and legal traditions.

Issues on third-party funding, conflicts of interest, and mediation are slated for publication in 2020.


Current Issue of the BCDR International Arbitration Review

December 2017 - Volume 4 - Issue 2:

BCDR-AAA 2017 Arbitration Rules, Part I

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Back Issues of the BCDR International Arbitration Review

July 2017 - Volume 4 - Issue 1:

Construction Arbitration in the Middle East

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December 2016 - Volume 3 - Issue 2:

International Investment Arbitration in the Middle East

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September 2016 - Volume 3 - Issue 1:

Arbitration in Egypt

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December 2015 - Volume 2 - Issue 2:

Women's Voices in International Arbitration - Part 2

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June 2015 - Volume 2 - Issue 1:

Women's Voices in International Arbitration - Part 1

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September 2014 - Volume 1 - Issue 1:

The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Arab States of the Gulf

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Leading Arbitrators Commend the BCDR International Arbitration Review

2 May 2018

Writing in Rivista dell'Arbitrato, Professor Piero Bernardini  describes the BCDR International Arbitration Review as a "reliable source of continuous and comprehensive information regarding the law and practice of international arbitration in the Gulf States."

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8 January 2018

If one were to question whether there is a place for the BCDR International Arbitration Review, Constantine Partasides QC, writing in Arbitration International, assures the international arbitration community that it is "providing a rich and emphatic answer from a region of the world that has its own contribution to make to the state of our art" and establishing itself as a "journal of consistently high quality."

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29 January 2016

Charles Jarrosson, professor at Paris II University (Panthéon-Assas), informs readers of the Revue de l'arbitrage that the BCDR International Arbitration Review aims "to broaden the knowledge and study of arbitration in this part of the world."

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