Author Rashda Rana explains why International Commercial Arbitration was written in this video. International Commercial Arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism has gained acceptance in most Asian countries and in the past few years has grown exponentially. The increase in arbitration cases is likely to continue against a backdrop of increasing cross border transactions and consequent cross border disputes. However, for practitioners new to this area of practice and students alike, there has been no authoritative text dealing with the Asia Pacific perspective of international arbitration to which they can turn. This book focuses on the practice of international commercial arbitration in theÂ Asia Pacific region. It examines the cultural differences influencing the Asian dispute resolution arena, covering developments in legislation, institutional arbitration rules and cases from the major international arbitration jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. University students at every level, practitioners in private practice and in-house counsels will all find this new work highly useful. As an educative tool it will assist teachers and students alike. Readers will be able to self-assess their understanding by working through questions designed to test their knowledge through all stages of an arbitration, from drafting an effective and enforceable arbitration agreement to enforcement of an arbitral award. Click the downloads tab to read the launch speech for International Commercial Arbitration from John Wakefield, President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia).