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Lex Mercatoria In International Commercial Arbitration


  • Roxana Maria ROBA

    (Ph D candidate, Assistant at the Petru Maior University of Tîrgu Mureº, Faculty of Economics, Law and Administrative Sciences, ROMANIA.)


In a concise formula, lex mercatoria has been defined as being a category of international law, separate from any national legislation, and which stems from, and applies to international commercial transactions. Although the notion of lex mercatoria does not have a well-defined content it is still accepted in the practice of international commercial arbitration. This study intends to analyze the concept of lex mercatoria as well as its application in the jurisprudence of international commercial arbitration.

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  • Roxana Maria ROBA, 2011. "Lex Mercatoria In International Commercial Arbitration," Curentul Juridic, The Juridical Current, Le Courant Juridique, Petru Maior University, Faculty of Economics Law and Administrative Sciences and Pro Iure Foundation, vol. 47, pages 223-228, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:pmu:cjurid:v:47:y:2011:p:223-228

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    lex mercatoria; international commercial arbitration; general principles of law;

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    • K49 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Other


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