EU Law and International Arbitration

For some time, it has been assumed in European circles that international commercial arbitration was adequately regulated by the fundamental text, the 1958 New York Convention. But a number of circumstances have come together -a growing awareness that important EU claims are being decided in arbitral rather than judicial fora, a dramatic heightening of EU activity in private international law generally, debate over the use of antisuit injunctions in the international arbitration field, and imperfections of the New York Convention itself- have come together to put international commercial arbitration suddenly in the EU spotlight. This course examines these developments and their prospects.