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September 2016

Arbitration of Trust Disputes

Issues in National and International Law

In recent years, numerous jurisdictions have seen a significant shift in thinking about whether and to what extent matters involving the inner workings of a trust – so-called ‘internal’ trust disputes between settlors, trustees, and beneficiaries – are amenable to arbitration. Not only are parties expressing an increased desire to minimize the cost and delay of hostile trust litigation, but courts and legislatures from around the world have begun to demonstrate an increased willingness to allow these sorts of disputes to go to arbitration. Indeed, legislation allowing internal trust arbitration now exists in a number of jurisdictions, while courts in other countries have begun to allow mandatory arbitration of these types of disputes even in the absence of subject-specific statutes.

This book discusses recent and anticipated developments concerning trust arbitration in a variety of domestic and cross-border settings. In so doing, the text not only provides necessary information about the special nature of national and international trust arbitration, it also bridges the gap between trust law and arbitration law by bringing together authors with expertise in both fields. Furthermore, this book is the first to provide detailed and critical analysis of various institutional initiatives in the area of trust arbitration (including measures proposed by the American Arbitration Association, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the English Trust Law Committee, and the International Chamber of Commerce) and to offer in-depth coverage of various national, international, and comparative issues, including the applicability of the New York Convention and the Hague Trust Convention to internal trust arbitration. As a result, this book is a must-have for specialists in both trust law and arbitration law.

Author Information

Edited by SI Strong, Manley O Hudson Professor of Law, University of Missouri, and Consultant Editor Tony Molloy, Barrister, Shortland Chambers



David Brownbill QC – XXIV Old Buildings, London
Paul Buckle – AO Hall, Guernsey
Dr Daniel Clarry – Harvard Law School
Prof David English – University of Missouri
Dr Sarah Ganz – WilmerHale, London
Dr Johannes Gasser – Gasser Partner, Liechtenstein
Robert Goldman – Goldman Felcoski & Stone, Florida
Mark Herbert QC – 5 Stone Buildings, London
Prof David Horton – University of California, Davis
Dr Roman Huber – Bär & Karrer, Zurich
Mark Kantor – Arbitrator and Mediator
Thomas Lowe QC – Wilberforce Chambers, London
Tony Molloy QC – Shortland Chambers, Auckland
Prof Margaret L Moses – Loyola University Chicago
Anna Peccarino – Travers Thorp Alberga, Grand Cayman
Prof Mary F Radford – Georgia State University
Prof E Gary Spitko – Santa Clara University
René Saurer – Gasser Partner, Liechtenstein
Prof SI Strong – University of Missouri
Paul Tan – Rajah & Tan, Singapore
Prof Lee-ford Tritt – University of Florida
Prof Tang Hang Wu – Singapore Management University
Dr Georg von Segesser – Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
Tina Wüstemann – Bär & Karrer, Zurich

Available from Oxford University Press

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