Labor: Georgia on our minds

The Atlanta International Arbitration Society makes the city a compelling site for international arbitration proceedings

When negotiating international agreements, in-house counsel of multinational corporations routinely insert provisions requiring that disputes between the parties be settled through arbitration rather than litigation. For in-house counsel, the predictability offered by established arbitration forums far outweighs any potential negatives. Historically, arbitration clauses call for arbitration proceedings to take place in cities such as New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. With the recent establishment of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (ATLAS), however, Atlanta’s standing as a compelling site for international arbitration proceedings is strengthened, and counsel should consider the city when drafting commercial arbitration provisions.

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Kenneth Hannahs

Kenneth R. Hannahs of counsel in the Atlanta office of Ford & Harrison LLP. He focuses his practice on international business law, assisting clients...

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