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International Commercial Arbitration

International Commercial Arbitration ◦ Philadelphia Attorneys

International commercial arbitrations make up a particularly unique area of the law handled by the civil litigation firm of Vaira & Riley, P.C. in Philadelphia. Contact the law firm to schedule a consultation regarding a pending or ongoing dispute requiring international commercial arbitration.

In the international corporate world, companies often agree to commercial arbitrations of future disputes in lieu of litigation. The arbitrations are generally overseen by an international arbitration center such as the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce or the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association. Each side selects one arbitrator, the two then select a third arbitrator. The arbitration contract designates — or the arbitration center selects — the substantive and procedural law to be applied. This is a sophisticated area of law that demands experienced counsel.

Peter Vaira, with his background of handling hundreds of arbitrations for the Laborers’ Union, has been named a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Headquartered in London, this organization consists of skilled arbitrators who must pass a stringent oral and written exam to become a fellow of the organization.

Peter Vaira passed a three-day oral and written exam at Northwestern Law School in 2002 to become a fellow of the organization. He has attended numerous international arbitration symposiums and served as a panel member on the subject at a symposium in Salzburg, Austria, in 2006.

The qualifications and skills applicable to international commercial arbitrations apply in domestic arbitrations, as well. Corporate in-house counsel who select arbitrators for contract dispute resolution are encouraged to contact the law offices of Vaira & Riley, P.C. to schedule a consultation.