Journal of International Arbitration

Volume 35 (2018)

Volume 35 (2018) / Issue 2

Gordon Smith, 'Comparative Analysis of Joinder and Consolidation Provisions Under Leading Arbitral Rules' (2018) 35 Journal of International Arbitration, Issue 2, pp. 173–202


A number of leading arbitral institutions, recognizing the significant benefits of joinder and consolidation provisions, and reflecting parties’ demand, have recently amended their arbitral rules either to include joinder and/or consolidation provisions for the first time, or enhance the scope of their existing provisions. The author discusses in this article the benefits of joinder and consolidation, the mechanisms available to parties in international arbitration for joinder and consolidation, the joinder and consolidation provisions contained in leading arbitral rules, and assesses the key similarities and differences among the rules.

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ISSN: 0255-8106
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