Preface

This fourth edition of Global Arbitration Review’s The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration builds on the successful reception of the earlier editions. As explained in the introduction, this book is designed to help all participants in the international arbitration community understand damages issues more clearly and to communicate those issues more effectively to tribunals to further the common objective of assisting arbitrators in rendering more accurate and well-reasoned awards on damages.

The book is a work in progress, with new and updated material being added to each successive edition. In particular, this fourth edition incorporates updated chapters from various authors and contributions from new authors, including a chapter on damages issues in light of covid-19. This fourth edition seeks to improve the presentation of the substance through the use of visuals such as charts, graphs, tables and diagrams; worked-out examples and case studies to explain how the principles discussed apply in practice; and flow charts and checklists setting out the steps in the analyses or the quantitative models. The authors have also been encouraged to make available online additional resources, such as spreadsheets, detailed calculations, additional worked examples or case studies, and other materials.

We hope this revised edition advances the objective of the earlier editions to make the subject of damages in international arbitration more understandable and less intimidating for arbitrators and other participants in the field, and to help participants present these issues more effectively to tribunals. We continue to welcome comments from readers on how the next edition might be further improved.

We hope this revised edition advances the objective of the earlier editions to make the subject of damages in international arbitration more understandable and less intimidating for arbitrators and other participants in the field, and to help participants present these issues more effectively to tribunals. We continue to welcome comments from readers on how the next edition might be further improved.

John A Trenor
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
November 2020

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