School of International Arbitration

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SIA arbitration surveys

The School of International Arbitration is one of Europe’s leading research centres on International Arbitration and Litigation. Our academic members have a wide range of high-profile publications with a major impact on arbitration and litigation doctrine and practice.

Research Projects

Our research projects focus on a wide area of topical issues in international arbitration, including enforcement of arbitral awards and settlement of disputes, the use of transnational rules and lex mercatoria for the settlement of disputes, investment arbitration, oil and energy disputes, the increasing harmonisation and internationalisation of international arbitration procedure, arbitration and third parties, arbitrability of disputes, the interface between arbitration and litigation, conflict of jurisdictions, business mediation and ADR, and regional systems of international arbitration.

Empirical Research

The School of International Arbitration conducts empirical studies with the financial support of White & Case, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Pinsent Masons.

PhD Programme

Students pursuing a research degree at the School of International Arbitration benefit from a vibrant academic community at the School and have the opportunity to attend regular seminars and events with the participation of major academics and practitioners in the area of international arbitration and dispute resolution. All students have access to the Queen Mary, University of London Law Library, all major electronic databases, including the database (the only all-arbitration dedicated online database), and the world famous library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. Read more about research degrees at the School of Law.

SIA Database

Our International Arbitration Case Law Project - IACL, is an excellent multi-lingual free of charge online database of summaries of cases.

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