About ARIA

The American Review of International Arbitration is a quarterly law review that publishes scholarly articles, commentaries on recent developments, case notes, and other materials relating to international arbitration. It is the only publication of its kind in the United States, and also one of the leading publications in the field internationally. International arbitration itself is a dynamic practice area of significant, ever-increasing importance due to the need for resolving commercial disputes in the expanding global economy.


George A. Bermann is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law (a chair conferred by the Commission of the European Communities), as well as the Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He has been a member of the Columbia Law School faculty since 1975, teaching a range of subjects: initially heavily domestic (contracts and administrative law), but now for many years entirely comparative, international and transnational.


Robert H. Smit is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York where he concentrates in international arbitration and litigation. He has served as counsel, arbitrator, and expert in a wide variety of international arbitrations around the world.



Managing Editor:

Kabir Duggal is a senior associate in the Baker McKenzie’s International Arbitration Practice Group in New York and a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School teaching “International Investment Law and Arbitration.” He has also taught dispute resolution courses in educational institutions all over the world including Georgetown University Law Center, Fordham Law School, The Graduate Institute (Geneva, Switzerland), National Law University (Jodhpur, India), University of Carlos III (Madrid, Spain), National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), among others. a graduate of the University of Mumbai (University Medal and five awards), University of Oxford (DHL-Times of India Scholar, Oxford-Cambridge Society of India Scholar) and NYU School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar and Transitional Justice Fellow). He is admitted to practice law in New York, England and Wales (Solicitor) and India. He can be reached at kduggal@law.columbia.edu for any questions.

Previous Managing Editor:

Elizabeth H. Cooper was the Managing Editor of ARIA from 1998-2016.