Arbitration in International Finance - The Emergence of P.R.I.M.E

29 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2012

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Jan Hendrik Dalhuisen

King’s College London; University of California, Berkeley; Catolica Global School of Law Lisbon

Date Written: October 8, 2012


Arbitration in international finance remains relatively rare but creates special problems in asset backed financings and in matters of set-off and netting where findings of the tribunal concerning ranking affect third parties or may also intrude on bankruptcy proceedings. A new arbitration organization called P.R.I.M.E has been set up in the Hague to deal with matters of this nature. It will then also have to deal with regulatory issues. These aspects are explored in this paper which identifies a great number of other issues likely to arise in financial arbitrations without attempting to give full answers.

Keywords: international arbitration, property matters, ranking and priorities, effect ergo omnes, effect of regulation

JEL Classification: K11, K41

Suggested Citation

Dalhuisen, Jan Hendrik, Arbitration in International Finance - The Emergence of P.R.I.M.E (October 8, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Jan Hendrik Dalhuisen (Contact Author)

King’s College London ( email )


University of California, Berkeley ( email )

Berkeley, CA
United States

Catolica Global School of Law Lisbon ( email )

Palma de Cima
Lisbon, 1649-023

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