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Commercial Arbitration: Home

Subjects: Law, Law: Arbitration

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying commercial arbitration at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for commercial arbitration, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Commercial arbitration & foreign direct investment: quick start

Databases for English and Welsh arbitration and dispute resolution studies
Both Lexis +UK and Westlaw Edge UK will provide holders of an Oxford SSO with relevant primary sources (legislation & case law) and some commentary, in the form of journal articles and some practitioners' texts as well .For example Westlaw's books include the current edition of Redfern and Hunter Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration

For cold start English legal research, the English legal encyclopedia ​Halsbury's Laws of England  (commonly called Halsbury's) is available to holders of an Oxford SSO via LexisLibrary.



In addition to the practitioners' texts available via the databases above, SOLO searches will help you find a large number of books on this topic from student textbooks to advanced research monographs. Some of these will also be available in print, again SOLO will tell you where.

Resources on the free web

Print collection in the Law Bod.

Chapters on the resolution of commercial disputes will often be included in general works on commercial law. Use  a subject search Commercial law +  the name of the jurisdiction that you are interested in.

You can browse works on English commercial law at the shelfmark KN250 on Level 2.

Monographs on international commercial arbitration are in other parts of the LawBod, in particular

  • General 510 - comparative & surveys - Level 2
  • Internat 590 & 710 - works with an international dimension - Level 3
  • Private Int 510 - works with a conflict of laws dimension - Level 2

Please ask a member of staff for directions when you visit the Law Bod.

Below are some examples of titles on open shelf on Level 3

Initial subject search terms to try in SOLO

International commercial arbitration

Arbitration agreements, Commercial

Arbitration and award +/- name of jurisdiction  eg Arbitration and award England

Arbitration (International law)

Arbitration and award, International

Arbitration agreements, Commercial

Conflict of laws - Arbitration and award

Dispute resolution law

The books below are examples of titles available both in print and online ( for holders of an Oxford SSO)

Adjacent to the Bodleian Law Library, is the Bodleian Social Science Library. Researchers may find that it holds useful material in  related disciplines such as economics.