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Martinez-Fraga Publishes Second Edition of ‘The American Influence on International Commercial Arbitration’

July 24, 2020

Miami Partner Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga recently published an expanded and updated second edition of his book, The American Influence on International Commercial Arbitration: Doctrinal Developments and Discovery Methods.

Like its first edition, the book touches on select U.S. common law doctrinal developments regarding international commercial arbitration. This new edition explores how the U.S. common law may help link cross-cultural legal differences by focusing on the need to address these opposing approaches through the goal of securing equality between party-autonomy and arbitrator discretion in international commercial arbitration. In addition to its incorporation of recent jurisprudence and other relevant advances, the second edition also tackles a number of new topics by analyzing, among other things, the International Bar Association (IBA) Rules on Evidence Gathering, the Prague Rules and the role of 28 USC. §1782 in international arbitration.

Martinez-Fraga is the co-leader of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s International Arbitration Team. He serves on the Advisory Council to the Restatement (Third) of International Commercial Arbitration of the American Law Institute. Martinez-Fraga is a leading practitioner in the field of international litigation and transnational arbitration, including complex jurisdictional disputes concerning common law and civil law issues. He is a World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) arbitrator.

On Dec. 16, 2015, President Barack Obama appointed Martinez-Fraga as one of four U.S. delegate members to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank), effective Feb. 23, 2016. He is the first Hispanic to have been so appointed in the history of the Washington Convention of 1965. Martinez-Fraga has been published in 15 countries and five languages. He has written more than 50 peer-reviewed or academically reviewed  articles, six books on private and public procedural international law and is the co-editor and a contributing author of a seventh book on international arbitration. Two of his books are published by Cambridge University Press and form part of every major academic law library and legal research center globally.

The second edition of The American Influence on International Commercial Arbitration: Doctrinal Developments and Discovery Methods, published by Cambridge University Press, can be found here.

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