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Good Faith in International Arbitration: Comparative Approaches in ICC Awards

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Simon Weber, Julie Martinez

Original languageEnglish
JournalICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin 2020
Issue number2
Published1 Jul 2020

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The principle of good faith is an often-invoked principle. In international arbitration, it is invoked among others in
matters relating to the execution of the contract, the interpretation of the arbitration agreement or the conduct
of the arbitral proceedings. This article gives an overview of different applications of the ‘good faith’ principle and
shows how arbitral tribunals have applied the principle under both civil law and common law. This article does not
propose a singular definition but rather descriptively lays out the various approaches arbitral tribunals have taken,
with a particular focus on ICC disputes.

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