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New Volume: Recueil des Cours

New Volume: Recueil des Cours

Volume 390 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:

  • Volume 390
    • A.S. Rau, The Allocation of Power between Arbitral Tribunals and State Courts

Excerpt from Table of Contents I. Dimensions of the Problem: “Consent” and Agreement A. The Insidious “Gateway” Metaphor B. “I Used to Teach Contracts; Did You Know That?”: Challenges Based on a Lack of “Agreement” and Challenges to the “Arbitration Agreement Itself” C. Burden of Proof D. Construction of True “Consent”: The Dallah Case E. Contracts of Adhesion F. Consent to Arbitrate “This Dispute”: Default Rules and the Problem of “Scope” II. The Unmysterious Notion of “Separability” A. “Just One More Discrete Controversy” B. “To Particularize is the Alone Distinction of Merit” C. “Lapse, Expiration, Rescission” D. The “Illegality” of a Contract E. “The Arbitration Clause Itself” F. “Void, Schmoid” G. Being and Nothingness: Or Does the Overall Contract Even “Exist”? III. The “Spectrum of Consent”: Third Parties, “Preconditions,” and Remedies A. The Question of “Scope” B. Signatories and Non-Signatories C. “Who, Whom”? D. “Preconditions” and “Admissibility” E. Excluding Remedies IV. “Party Autonomy” and Contractual Re-allocation of Power A. The Notion of Party Autonomy B. Party Autonomy and Re-allocation by Contract C. “Expanded Review” V. “Party Autonomy” and the Choice of Law A. The “Separable” Governing Law B. The Problem of Fredonia C. The Restatement and the Rome Regulation D. The Sarhank Case E. The Chosen Law F. Substantive Law and the Mastrobuono Case G. English Law: The Sulamérica Case H. The “Principle of Validity” I. “Federal Common Law” J. French Law and the “ Règle Materielle” K. “Formal Validity”
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