The Goldfish Model of Arbitration: An 'Out-Of-Bowl' Approach to Demystifying Procedural Laws in Commercial Arbitration.

Garv Malhotra

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The interplay of procedural laws in international arbitration often confuses arbitration enthusiasts and practitioners. It is a multi-dimensional concept which is hard to explain or understand in abstract. Proposed below is a graphical model, which by analogy, represents the key procedural laws in a commercial arbitration and the interplay between them. The author believes that ‘The Goldfish Model’ approach can simplify answering complex questions of applicable procedure for each stage of arbitration, whether domestic or international.