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News May 10, 2016

Shearman & Sterling Launches New US International Arbitration Digest Website

The United States has long been a jurisdiction of choice for international arbitration proceedings, and US courts generate a large number of decisions and rulings on a wide variety of arbitration topics.

Shearman & Sterling has launched its US International Arbitration Digest website (US IA Digest) as a way of providing a centralized resource for newly released decisions issued by US courts. The US IA Digest collects in one place important US-related decisions issued since January 1, 2016, compiled and organized into categories that are most relevant and useful to practitioners and other interested parties. The Digest will be updated on a rolling basis as new decisions are issued.

Users are quickly able to retrieve the cited decisions needed by filtering the content by date or searching under the following categories:

  • Newly Released Decisions
  • All 2016 Arbitration Decisions
  • Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements
  • Arbitrator Selection and Challenges
  • Interim Relief and Judicial Assistance in Aid of Arbitration
  • Validity and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards
  • Other Cases Related to International Arbitration

In addition, the website provides a number of additional arbitration resources of interest, including links to relevant US statutes, treaties, arbitral institutions and practice guides.

Jonathan Greenblatt, co-head of the firm’s Washington, DC office and a partner in the firm’s international arbitration practice, remarked, “We believe this website will be a tremendous benefit for users, a place where they can find decisions systematically organized into practical categories. We’re confident it will strongly resonate with practitioners and other interested parties.”

“With this unique website, users can access a collection of relevant arbitration decisions in one place,” said Henry Weisburg, a New York-based partner in the international arbitration practice. “It is meant to be a quality ‘one stop shop’ for US decisions relating to international arbitration.”

Christopher Ryan, also a Washington, DC-based international arbitration partner, commented, “The website will be further developed and expanded as more content becomes available, keeping it up-to-date and fresh, while archiving older material.”

Click here to learn more about this resource or contact Jonathan Greenblatt, Christopher Ryan or Henry Weisburg.