Intra Arbitration Appellate Proceedings v. the One-Shot Doctrine and the European Union

Since some decades, the European Court of Arbitration (CEA) has introduced intra arbitration appellate proceedings, a practice which is strongly opposed by believers of the One-Shot doctrine.

CEA has been practically alone in advocating such appellate proceedings since the greatest part of arbitral institutions handling commercial arbitration have been clearly against it. ICSID arbitration too provides just for an annulment by its ad hoc Committee and not an appeal.

The Commission of the European Union, when dealing with the negotiations with the US for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and in its contacts with Canada, has strongly argued that an intra arbitration appellate proceeding is absolutely necessary.

Comments are invited.

Share this article

About the Author

Marketing Permission
Cour Européenne d'Arbitrage will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:
You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.