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Publications by Adam Samuel


Jurisdictional Problems in International Commercial Arbitration – A Study of Belgian, Dutch, English, French, Swedish, Swiss, US and West German Law, Schulthess, Zurich 1989, 333 pages

Consumer Complaints and Compensation: A Guide to the Financial Services Market, City and Financial, London 2005, 638 pages

Consumer Financial Services Complaints and Compensation, Thomson Reuters, London 2017, 909 pages





“Sporting Arbitration and the International Olympic Committee’s Court of Arbitration for Sport” (with Richard Gearhart) in The Court of Arbitration for Sport 1984-2004 ed. I Blackshaw, R Siekmann & J Soek, TMC Asser Press, 2006, 313

“Arbitragem Comercial Internacional” in O Novo Direito Internacional – Estudos em Homenagem a Erik Jayme, Renovar, Rio de Janeiro 2005, ed C Lima Marques 357

“Imperialism and Chauvinism in International Arbitration: Lawyers, Statutes and Scoundrels” in Impérialisme et chauvinisme juridiques, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Schulthess, Lausanne, 2004, 193

“Fomento – A tale of “litispendance”, arbitration and private international law” in Liber Amicorum Claude Reymond: Autour de L’Arbitrage, ed. Bredin, Lalive, Poudret, Terré, Litec, Paris 2004, 255

“Jurisdiction, interim relief and awards under the LCIA Rules” in International Arbitration: Practical Perspectives, ed A Berkeley & J Mimms, London 2001, 35

“Arbitration clauses incorporated by general reference and formal validity under article II(2) of the New York Convention” in Études de procédure et d’arbitrage en l’honneur de Jean-François Poudret, ed Ferrari, Lausanne 1999, 505

“Alternative Dispute Resolution: Anglo-American Style” in The Responsiveness of Legal Systems to Foreign Influences ed. Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Schulthess, Zurich 1992, 373

“The Effect of the Place of Arbitration on the Enforcement of the Agreement to Arbitrate” in The Place of Arbitration, ed., M. Storme & P. De Ly, Mys & Breesch, Ghent 1992, 40


“A “Common Law” of International  Arbitration? In Memory of Claude Reymond”, 23 Yearbook of Private International Law 61 (2022/2023)

“‘This Train Still Runs’: The Railway Case that Defines Arbitration Legislation and Practice”, 41 Alternatives 133 (2023)

“Boundless arbitration—a sentimental voyage through the delocalization debate”, 39 Arbitration International 268 (2023) (with Karyl Nairn)

“Artificial intelligence and learning about international arbitration”, 41 Alternatives 108 (2023)

“Arbitration’s Century Milestone shows a Path from skepticism to ubiquity” (a celebration of the Geneva Protocol’s centenary), 41 Alternatives 59 (2023)

“The Ghost of Separability Continues to Haunt the English Courts”, 41 Alternatives, 17 (2023)

“More on University Dispute Resolution: A Need for Innovative Design”, 40 Alternatives 139 (2022)

“Locating History and Finding Materials For Better Arbitration Instruction” (an account of academic teaching and assessment of students of international arbitration),

40 Alternatives 109 (2022)

“Government Agencies, In Search of Disputes”, 40 Alternatives 74 (2022)

“The Pandemic’s Nasty Effects on Consumer Complaints Schemes”, 40 Alternatives 51 (2022)

“Make the Choice: Why the Seat Should Govern An Arbitration Award’s Enforceability”, 40 Alternatives 5 (2022)

“Battle of the Centuries: The Roots of Arbitration Law Come from the ‘Who Decides?’ Controversy” 39 Alternatives 160 (2021)

“A Look Back at Where English and U.S. Arbitration Law Comes From: The Long 18th Century”, 39 Alternatives 125 (2021)

“Business Interruption Insurance, Pandemics and a very UK Story of Dispute Resolution”, 39 Alternatives 101 (2021)

“Multiple Appointments, Multiple Biases: the UK Supreme Court does Arbitrator Disclosure”, 39 Alternatives 22 (2021)

“Looking Back, and Looking Forward on Appointments and Tribunal Composition”, 38 Alternatives 177 (2020)

“In the Neighbourhood’: Broader Schemes Start Locally”, 38 Alternatives 146 (2020)

“Complaint Handling: The Technique that (Almost) Nobody in the Conflict Resolution World Talks About”, 38 Alternatives 109 (2020)

“Now Plaguing Dispute Resolution Processes: Proceeding in ADR without the Handshakes”, 38 Alternatives 71 (2020)

“On Court Review of the Arbitrator’s Decision: A Look at the United States from Europe”, Alternatives, 38 Alternatives 37 (2020)

“Be like Europe: Let’s Redux the Federal Arbitration Act!”, 38 Alternatives 3 (2020)

“U.S. Class Actions v. U.K. Mass Claims, 37 Alternatives 153 (2019)

“Kompetenz-Compétence: What the World Thinks about Arbitrability”, 37 Alternatives, 115 (2019)

“The US Supreme Court does Kompetenz-Kompetenz”, 35 Arbitration International 120 (2019)

“Wrestling with Precedent. Or Ignoring It”, 37 Alternatives 72 (2019)

“Wisdom: A Key Option on the ADR Menu?” 36 Alternatives 171 (2018)

“Competence-Competence, Kompetenz-Kompetenz – now just an excuse for confused thinking about arbitrator jurisdiction”, 80 Arbitration 1, 67 (2014)

“Should the debate end despite the decision on Jivraj v Hashwani?”, The Resolver, November 2011, 8

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s Undistinguished 2010 Trilogy: An English View”, 66(1) Dispute Resolution Journal 32 (Feb.-April 2011)

“Analysis: Jivraj v. Hashwani” The Resolver, November 2010, 8

“With Arbitration Facing Restrictions, It’s Time to Look at a U.K. Solution for Consumer Disputes”, 28 Alternatives 111 (2010)

“The US Supreme Court on Federal Pre-Emption and Appeals on Questions of Law by Consent – A Case Note”, 25 Arbitration International 455 (2009)

“Separability and Construing Arbitration Clauses: the House of Lords’ ; decision in Premium Nafta and the Fiona Trust”, 24 Arbitration International 489 (2008)

“Getting it done fast, and keeping the fees up: a domain name case study on writing a reasoned award quickly, getting reappointed and preserving your neutrality”, 25 Alternatives 147 (2007)

“Separability and the US Supreme Court Decision in Buckeye v. Cardegna”, 22 Arbitration International 477 (2006)

Lesotho Highlands: “Denaturing” an Arbitration Statute and an Express Choice of Law does not involve the Arbitrator exceeding his powers”, 23 Journal of International Arbitration 259 (2006)

“Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution Generally and the European Convention on Human Rights: An Anglo-Centric View”, 21 Journal of International Arbitration 413 (2004)

“Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Guideline on Jurisdictional Issues in International Arbitration”, 70 Arbitration 308 (2004)

“Separability of arbitration clauses – some awkward questions about the law on contracts, conflict of laws and the administration of justice”, [2000] ADRLJ 36

“Arbitration Statutes in England and the USA”, [1999] ADRLJ 2

“Místo arbitráje a rozhodné právo”, “The Place of Arbitration and the Applicable Law” [1998] 2 EMP 76

“The Effect of the Place of Arbitration on the Enforcement of the Agreement to Arbitrate”, 8 Arbitration International 257 (1992)

“Arbitration in Western Europe – A Generation of Reform”, 7 Arbitration International 319 (1991)

Review of A. El-Ahdab, “Arbitration with the Arab Countries”, [1991] Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 419

“A Critical Look at the Reform of Swiss Arbitration Law in the Private International Law Act”, 7 Arbitration International 27 (1991)

Review of “International Arbitration in Switzerland” by A. Bucher & P.-Y. Tschanz, 1 Swiss Review of Business Law 33 (1990)

Review of “Euro-Arab Arbitration” ed. F. Kemicha & “Lloyd’s Arbitration Reports”, [1989] Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 231

“Pre-Award Interest: England and Scotland”, 5 Arbitration International 310 (1989)

“Sporting Arbitration and the International Olympic Committee’s Court of Arbitration for Sport” (with Richard Gearhart), 6 Journal of International Arbitration, 4, 39 (1989)

“The Unauthorized Publication of Arbitration Awards”, [1989] L.M.C.L.Q. 158

“Developments in English Arbitration Law since the 1984 Antaios decision”, 5 Journal of International Arbitration 3, 9 (1988)

Review of “International Arbitration: Three Salient Problems” by S. Schwebel, 5 Journal of International Arbitration 1, 119 (1988)

“Separability in English law – Is an Arbitration Clause an Agreement Separate and Collateral to the Contract in which it is Contained?”, 3 Journal of International Arbitration 2, 95 (1986)

“The 1979 Arbitration Act – Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards on the Merits in England”, 2 Journal of International Arbitration 4, 53 (1985)





A Guide to the SFC Code of Conduct for Intermediaries and the Sale of Investment Products, Hong Kong Securities Institute 2010, 37 pages

“The FSA Complaint Rules after the 2007-2008 changes: a critical view”, Compliance Officer Bulletin, September 2008

“Principles-based Regulation, MiFID and the New Financial Promotion Rules”, Compliance Officer Bulletin, September 2007

“Non-real time financial promotions – Part 2, Specific and Direct Offer Promotions, Past Performance and Trading Rules”, Compliance Officer Bulletin, May 2006

“Non-real time financial promotions – Part 1”, Compliance Officer Bulletin, April 2006

“Reforming the FSA Complaint Rules – a return to the battlefield@, Compliance Officer Bulletin, March 2005

“Treating Customers Fairly”, Compliance Officer Bulletin, August 2004

“Reforming the Complaint Rules”, Compliance Officer Bulletin, September 2003

Standards & Guidelines for Successful Complaint Handling in Financial Services, Infoline 2000



Annotated FSMA 2000 Commentary, Lexis-Nexis Online, Parts 4, 6, 9, 14, 16 and 28

Chapters on “Complaints”, “Code of Conduct”, “Statements of Principle and Code of Practice for Approved Persons, “ESG” and “FINMAR” in Butterworths Financial Regulation Service (looseleaf)

Chapters on “Insurance Mediation”, “Preparing Product Information”, Providing Product Information to Clients”, “Cancellation”, “Reporting Information to Clients”, “Claims Handling for Long-Term Care Insurance”, “Specialist Regimes”, “Pension Supplementary Provisions”, “With-profits” and “Permitted Links” of “New Conduct of Business Commentary” in Butterworths Financial Regulation Service (looseleaf)

Commercial Insurance Contract Wording (with B Rendall, C Parsons, H Gullick, L Lucas, T Gregory), CII, 2006

“The Complaint Management Rules” and “Handling a Complaint at the Financial Ombudsman Service” in A Practitioner’s Guide to Mortgage Regulation, ed C Cummings, City & Financial 2007, 139 & 153.

“Complaint Handling” in The IFA’s Guide to the FSA Handbook, ed L Chandler, City & Financial 2003, 209

“Consumer Financial Services Law” in International Tracing of Assets, Vol 1, ed. Andrew Kielty, FT Law & Tax 2003, B2



“Government Agencies, In Search of Disputes”, 40 Alternatives 74 (2022)

“The Pandemic’s Nasty Effects on Consumer Complaints Schemes”, 40 Alternatives 51 (2022)

“Business Interruptions Insurance, Pandemics and a very UK Story of Dispute Resolution”, 39 Alternatives 101 (2021)

“Consumer Financial Services in Britain: New Approaches to Dispute Resolution”, 3 European Business Organization Law Review 649 (2002)

“An outline of recent banking law developments”, Television Education Network 1992

“Repeal of the 30% Withholding Tax on Interest Payments to Foreign Eurobond Holders” (with Arlene Mainster & Brenda Winterholder), 9 Boston University International Law Journal 59 (1991)




“The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards in England with a Comparative Look at the United States” in Le juriste suisse face au droit et aux jugements étrangers, ed. F. Knoepfler, Editions universitaires, Fribourg 1988, 105


“The New Swiss Private International Law Act”, 37 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 681 (1988)

“Injonctions anglaises empêchants l’introduction d’actions antitrusts à  l’étranger”, 81 Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung 398 (1985)




“Three Conventions, cross-border contracts and English law”, Television Education Network 1992

“The Chinese Foreign Economic Contract Law” (with Xu Guojian), [1989] Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 476




Home and Away – Child Abduction in the Nineties, The All-Party Committee Report on International Child Abduction, Reunite, London 1993, 97 pages


“The Reform of English Illegitimacy Law and Switzerland”, 130 Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht 237 (1989)




“The Influence Abroad of the United States Constitution on Judicial Review and a Bill of Rights”, 3 Temple International and Comparative Law Quarterly 71 (1989)


“Thurgood Marshall” in Info 94, Helicon, Oxford 1993, 55

“The European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights” in Info 94, Helicon, Oxford 1993, 138




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