Colin Gibson welcomes the Supreme Court decision providing clear support for arbitration clauses choosing England as the dispute resolution centre

There will always be a place for litigation. It is the court process that gets a litigator up in the morning and occasionally keeps him or her awake at night. The popularity of arbitration, on the other hand, ebbs and flows. Currently it, like Azaelia Banks, full beards and New Zealand sauvignon blanc, is all the rage. The reason probably lies in globalisation and the importance of the ability to enforce internationally where bi or multi-lateral treaties are non-existent.

London is a major arbitration centre. Both the legislature and the courts have a significant role in ensuring London's effectiveness and, therefore, reputations are maintained. Civil procedure in London can affect proceedings worldwide. In May the Supreme Co...

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