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International Commercial Arbitration

Published in the Maryland Bar Journal Volume XLIII, Number 4, July/August, 2010.

Imagine your client, a United States based engineering company, asking you to draft documents for a joint venture with a Swedish domiciled construction company and a German based fertilizer manufacturer for the construction of a processing plant in Costa Rica. Your mind reels with the myriad of potential issues and disputes that may arise during and after performance. In today’s global economy, the options for resolving disputes are of singular importance in the negotiation and performance of international contracts. Foreign courts can be a morass of unpredictability.