This book presents an overview of online arbitration and electronic contracting worldwide,
examining their national and international contexts, and assessing their ongoing relevance. It
offers solutions to the salient challenges facing both online arbitration and electronic contracting, dealing firsthand with online arbitration as an online dispute resolution technique for solving both traditional and electronic commerce disputes that may arise out of the breach of contractual obligations in international commercial contracts, while also comparing between common law and civil law countries.
In the theory of law, this book analyses the international legal framework that regulates
ecommerce, and its impact on electronic contracting, including Model Laws and International Conventions such as the Model Law on Electronic Commerce of 1996 and the Electronic Communications Convention of 2005. It also investigates whether the UN
Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 1980 The CISG applies to ecommerce contracts. In addition, it extensively examines the possibility for the enforcement of online arbitration agreements and online arbitral awards under the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958.