IBA guides, rules and other free materials

The following IBA materials are available free of charge in PDF format:


 

GATS Handbook: the revised handbook about the General Agreement on Trade in Services (2013)

This handbook was written to help IBA Member Bars (and all bar associations) who may be approached by the trade negotiators from their own countries. It provides everything a bar would need to know about:

  • the substantive provision of the GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services);
  • how the GATS' substantive provisions apply in the context of legal services;
  • what has happened since the adoption of the GATS and its relevance to legal services;
  • where the debates have occurred with respect to legal services (and to give you a flavour of the disagreements); and
  • the developments that IBA Member Bars might be asked to respond to.

The handbook has been prepared and compiled by Professor Laurel Terry, and the International Trade in Legal Services Committee of the IBA's Bar Issues Commission.

 

IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration (2013)

The committee and its Task Force on Counsel Conduct have produced guidelines for party representation and counsel conduct in international arbitration.

The IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration are inspired by the principle that party representatives should act with integrity and honesty and should not engage in activities designed to produce unnecessary delay or expense, including tactics aimed at obstructing the arbitration proceedings.

  • English
  • Chinese The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Dingmin (Lear) Liu and Yupeng (Yves P) Hu of WunschArb, and Clarisse von Wunschheim of WunschArb, in translating and reviewing these Guidelines respectively.
  • Polish The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Maciej Zachariasiewicz and Beata Gessel-Koziorowski vel Kalisz in the translation and review of these Guidelines.
  • Russian The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Vladimir Khvalei, Tatiana Slipachuk and Ilya Nikiforov in the translation of these Guidelines.
  • Spanish The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Gabriela Álvarez Ávila,  Ricardo Gerhard Tuma, Javier Schütte Ricaud, Cecilia Flores Rueda, Carlos J McCadden M, Claus von Wobeser and Montserrat Manzano in the translation and review of these Guidelines.

 

IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration (2004)

 

IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (2010)

  • English
  • Arabic The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Essam Al Tamimi, Fatima El Zeini and Jalal El Ahdab in the translation of these Rules.
  • Chinese  The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Ms Lu Fei, Peter Thorp, Sun Huawei and Frank Lin, under the coordination of Sally Harpole, in the translation of these Rules.
  • French  The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Alexis Mourre, Pierre Bienvenu and Renée Thériault in the translation of these Rules.
  • German The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Hilmar Raeschke-Kessler, Barbara Raeschke-Kessler, Amy Cohen Kläsener, Richard Kreindler and Alexander Dolgorukow in the translation of these Rules.
  • Greek The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Antonias Dimolitsa and Niki Kerameus in the translation of these Rules.
  • Italian  The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Alexis Mourre, Margherita Magillo, Giovanni Minuto and Francesco Perillo in the translation of these Rules.
  • Japanese  The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) in the translation of these Rules.
  • Korean  This translation was made by Ms Sue Hyun Lim and Ms Yunsoo Shin under the supervision of Kap–You (Kevin) Kim. The IBA and its Arbitration Committee would like to thank all of them for their assistance in the translation of these Rules.
  • Persian The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Hassan Parham, and George W Maschke and Hossein Piran in respectively translating, and reviewing these Rules.
  • Polish The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of team from Allen&Overy  A. Pedzich s.p.k  and Michal Gruca, under the coordination of Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, in the translation of these Rules.
  • Russian The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Vladimir Khvalei and Ilya V Nikiforov, and Richard Chlup and Andrey Panov, in the translation of these Rules.
    Spanish  The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Ines de San Martin and Florencia Lebensohn, under the supervision of David Arias and Guido S Tawil, in the translation of these Rules.  
  • Turkish The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Ziya Akinci, Kerem Canbazoglu and Eren Altay in the translation of these Rules.

 

 

IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses (2010)

  • English
  • Arabic  The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Nayla Comair Obeid and Omar Aljazy in respectively preparing and reviewing this text.
  • Chinese The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Bing Yan and Jessie Yan in preparing this translation, and the work of Sally Harpole, Huawei Sun and Mile Zhao in reviewing the text.
  • French The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Alexis Mourre, Pierre Bienvenu and Renée Thériault in the translation of these Guidelines.
  • German The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Prof Dr Richard Kreindler and Alexander Dolgorukow in the translation, and Dr Patricia Nacimiento in the review of these Guidelines.
  • Greek  The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Niki K Kerameus and Antonias Dimolitsa in respectively preparing and reviewing this text.
  • Italian The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Prof Luca Radicati di Brozolo and Alexis Mourre in respectively preparing and reviewing this text.
  • Japanese The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) in the translation of these Guidelines.
  • Korean The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Kevin Kim and Prof Keechang Kim in respectively preparing and reviewing this text.
  • Persian The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Mohamad Alikhani and Yas Banifatemi in respectively preparing and reviewing this text.
  • Portuguese The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Eduardo Damião Gonçalves and Daniel Aun in respectively preparing and reviewing this text.
  • Russian The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Evgeniya Rubinina and Pavel Boulatov/Timur Askhadullin in respectively preparing and reviewing this text.
  • Spanish The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Eduardo Zuleta and Catalina Echeverri, under the supervision of Guido Tawil, Rafael Llano Oddone and Francisco Guzman in the translation of this text.
  • Turkish The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of Meltem Güvenir and Okan Demirkan in respectively preparing and reviewing this text.
  • Ukranian The IBA would like to acknowledge the work of  Sergiy Gryshko, Maxim Iavorskyi and Yuliya Chernykh, and Svitlana Romanova and Kseniia Pogruzhalska for respectively preparing and reviewing this text.

Ethics

 

Sales Transactions/Foreign Judgements for Collective Redress/Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

 

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The above guides have been prepared in the English language and in many cases translated. In the event of any inconsistency between the English language versions and the translations into any other language, the English language version shall prevail.

Further guides will be added to the website on publication.

Reports published by the IBA Human Rights Institute on projects they have undertaken are also available. Visit the Human Rights Institute's web pages for a full list of mission reports.

Please e-mail publications@int-bar.org if you require any assistance.

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