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An Analysis of Jordanian Jurisdiction as a Seat for International Arbitration

In: Arab Law Quarterly
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Zaid M. AladwanInternational commercial lawyer; University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, UK

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Mutaz M. AladwanLLM Candidate, University of Bournemouth, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Abstract

Arbitration is the best method to resolve a dispute, due to the flexibility in its mechanism and issuing of a final judgment, known as an ‘award’. The winning party usually seeks to apply that award in the state where the assets of the losing party exist. In this regard, the New York Convention 1958 guarantees that the award is enforceable in the state where the winning party sought to apply. Jordan is party to the Convention; it has regulated its own arbitration law and has adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law 1985. However, not all provisions were adopted where specific provisions in Jordanian law relating to certain matters differed from the Model Law provisions. These differences may positively or adversely affect the arbitration procedure in Jordan.

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