American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Non-binding dispute resolution services and resources.
An organization that promotes development and cooperation between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
ASIL Research Guide to Private International Law
A comprehensive research guide to the electronic resources for international law maintained by the American Society of International Law
An organization that aims for economic and social development of the Commonwealth Caribbean
CISG and International Commercial Law Database
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is the uniform international sales law of countries that account for two-thirds of all world trade. As a service to the world trade community, the Pace University School of Law offers an annotated electronic library on the CISG on the World-Wide Web.
Doing business in Latin America and the Caribbean : including Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, Central America, South America
Provides tips and information on doing business in 41 countries in this region. In addition to identifying product demand, market trends, demographics, and resource availability, the author explores investment opportunities, trade incentives and barriers, and political climates that can foster or inhibit success.
Doing Business Law Library
The World Bank's open-access law library to business laws and regulations around the world.
The official gateway to the European Union; website includes Eur-Lex, a searchable database of EU laws, Curia, a searchable database for finding EU caselaw, Pre-Lex, to monitor legislative decision making, the Judicial Network of Civil and Commercial Laws, EU documents, and much more
Free Trade Area of the Americas
An organization of 34 democracies in the region that aim for political and cultural co-operation
Global Arbitration Review
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GAR is a leading arbitration journal, known for its analysis and insight on issues that matter to arbitration professionals.
Hague Conference on Private International Law
A global inter-governmental organization bringing together different legal traditions, developing services multilateral legal instruments to respond to global needs.
HeinOnline Kluwer Law International Journal Library
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(Hein Online Kluwer Law International Journal Library)
Inter-American Specialized Conferences
This resource is maintained by the legal department of the Organization of American States. It provides access to the international private law instruments adopted at the Inter-American Specialized Conferences on Private International Law as well as the Organization's recent activities in that area
International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
This World Bank website offers resources for conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes, including copies of awards and decisions. Cases are also available in print - UES.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
ICC makes model codes, rules, and contracts to regulate conduct in transnational business. It has a variety of publications on its website on the issues in this area including arbitration decisions.
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
This website containts a variety of UNIDROIT's publications and documents, including travaux preparatoires
International Investment Claims: ORIL
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With over 300 awards at launch and more being added regularly, the International Investment Claims module makes it possible for the first time to search this growing and influential body of jurisprudence alongside other areas of international law.
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Find labor conventions, recommendations and standards, including ILOLOEX (searchable database on labor standards) and NATLEX (searchable database of national labor, social security and related human rights legislation)
International Monetary Fund
This website provides updates on the activities of the IMF, an international financial organization with diverse economic goals
International Tax Laws by Country
Portal contains links to the tax websites of about 25 foreign jurisdictions, from Australia to the United Kingdom. There are also links to international tax resources, foreign and international tax associations, and other foreign and international tax websites.
Investment laws of the world
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KluwerArbitration.com is the leading online service for international commercial arbitrators. It includes case law, commentary, conventions, legislation, rules, and investment arbitration materials.
Kluwer Law International Journals
A variety of business, arbitration, environmental, tax, and trade law titles (Yale access only).
Latin American Integration Association
ALADI/ LAIA is a Latin American organization dedicated to integration between its 12 Latin American member states
Find conventions, rules, model law, and more focusing on international commercial law including trade, arbitration, tax, transport and maritime, cross-border, anti-corruption, environmental and human rights law
LexisNexis "Doing Business in" Series
The Doing Business in Series covers the law of Spain, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru in English (Yale access only).
Mercosur Trade Center
Mercosur is a regional trade agreement between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay
(National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade)
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Provides access to full text of laws and regulations from many Latin American countries, organized by country, and then by subject. Also offers access to many Latin American treaties and agreements, an English/Spanish list of legal terms and phrases, and links to free external sources of related information for Latin American countries and Canada. The entire database, or information on individual countries, may be searched by keywords.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Center for Tax Policy and Administration (OECD)
Find the OECD’s 2008 Model Tax Convention (pdf), 2005 Model Tax Convention (pdf), other Publications and Documents, and a plethora of information related to international tax issues
Oxford Investment Claims
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Investment Claims aims to publish all publicly available awards and decisions arising out of international investment arbitrations, and related enforcement or review decisions from national courts. The collection includes over 300 arbitral awards, decisions, and determinations under the auspices of bodies such as the ICC International Court of Arbitration, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and others.
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at the Hague
IGO established in 1899; find past and pending cases and other documents; court hears and decides territorial, treaty, and human rights disputes between states, as well as commercial and investment disputes.Cases: The PCA only identifies the parties and publishes awards or other information where the parties have so agreed. No information beyond what is set forth on this website will be provided by the PCA.The PCA includes the following: Conventions and Treaties, PCA Rules, UNCITRAL Rules, Annual Reports
Reports of International Arbitral Awards (RIAA)
This United Nations publication is a collection of mediation and conciliation agreements and arbitral awards published in English and/or French; searchable full-text
Rome Convention -- Contractual Obligations in the European Union
Materials on the Rome Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations and its implementation
Study Group on the European Civil Code
Reports on the work by the specialists on the European Civil Code who aim to "produce a codified set of Principles of European Law for the law obligations and core aspects of the law of property"
Summit of the Americas Information Network
"The Summit of the Americas brings together the Heads of State and Government of the Western Hemisphere to discuss common concerns, seek solutions and develop a shared vision for their future development of the region, be it economic, social or political in nature."In English and Spanish
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
Links to tax websites of over 80 countries and all 50 of the United States; links to international resources, IRS information, tax treaties, EU websites, VAT (Value-added Tax) information, and more.
Tax Law by Country
Links to the tax websites of about 25 foreign jurisdictions, from Australia to the United Kingdom. There are also links to international tax resources, tax associations, and more.
Tax Research -- Foreign and International
Yale's guide to locating relevant print and electronic, foreign and international tax research resources.
Trade law guide
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This database is a new WTO research product. It is the only database on WTO law that enables the user to "note up" WTO law. "Noting up" refers to examining the judicial treatment of legislation or a case and is a crucial step in legal research.
Transnational Dispute Management
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TDM is an international commercial arbitration legal and regulatory journal (articles, studies, newsletter) and database (Knowledgebank - modern energy laws, arbitral awards, treaties, voluntary guidelines). You can also join the OGEMID (oil, gas, energy, mining, infrastructure) listserv and browse its archives.*
U.N. Financing for Development Office: Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters
Find the Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries (ST/ESA/PAD/SER.E/21)(pdf, 2001), the Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries pdf, 2003), and other documents and publications
U.S. Department of State
The Private International Law site, maintained by the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law (L/PIL) at the U.S. Department of State; find treaties in force for the United States, other international instruments, and information on current negotiations and projects covering the private international law of such areas as trade and commerce, finance and banking, trusts and estates, family and children matters, and international judicial assistance.
U.S. Trade Representative
Detailed descriptions and the texts of many U.S. trade agreements can be accessed through the Resource Center
Open access website contains bilateral treaties between the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions (in pdf).
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
This resource is dedicated to "modernization and harmonization of rules on international business;" it contains an assortment of UN-published documents on international trade law.
"WIPO Lex is a one-stop search facility for national laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP) of WIPO, WTO and UN Members. It also features related information which elaborates, analyzes and interprets these laws and treaties. It provides streamlined access to reference material of key importance for optimal information on the global IP System." --home page.
World Trade Organization
WTO's Dispute Settlement Body webpage is a primary source for WTO dispute settlements and documents
Comprehensive source of WTO dispute settlements including index, database of dispute settlement tables and statistics, and summary and analysis of all reports and arbitrations.*