Golden Opportunity

 A Call to Action: Turning the Golden State into a Golden Opportunity for International Arbitration

The Berkeley Journal of Int’l Law

May 2010

David D. Caron
Leah D. Harhay 

This Article highlights the challenges facing California in its efforts to become a center of international arbitration, provides examples of legislation for the California Bar and California State Legislature to consider, and suggests various avenues by which to bring California more fully into the international legal community. In particular, California unintentionally does not allow foreign attorneys to represent their clients in international arbitration conducted in California. Amidst both renewed efforts to make California a more likely seat of international arbitration and a legislative opening to revise this aspect of the law, change in the latter makes the former both possible and likely.  More…


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