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36 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 1115 (2003)
Who Decides the Arbitrator's Jurisdiction - Separability and Competence - Competence in Transnational Perspective

handle is hein.journals/vantl36 and id is 1131 raw text is: Who Decides the Arbitrators'
Jurisdiction? Separability and
Competence-Competence in
Transnational Perspective
John J. Barcel5 III*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.    INTRODUCTION  ..............................................................  1116
II.    THE WHO DECIDES? QUESTION AT DIFFERENT
STAGES OF THE COURT-ARBITRATION PROCESS ............  1118
III.   DEFENDING PRIMA PAINT AND SEPARABILITY ..............  1119
A.    Prima Paint and Ordinary Contract
Interp retation  ......................................................  1119
B.   Do First Options and Howsam Affect
Sep arability ? .......................................................  1121
IV.    COMPETENCE-COMPETENCE .........................................  1122
A.    Positive and Negative Competence-Competence  1124
B.    The Negative Effect Doctrine in
Transnational Law  .............................................  1124
1.     The French Approach ............................  1124
2.     The 1961 Geneva Convention ...............  1126
3.     The UNCITRAL Model Law .................  1127
4.     The British Variation on the
M odel Law   ..............................................  1130
5.     The German Variation on the
M odel Law   ..............................................  1131
6.     The American Approach to Negative
Competence- Competence ......................  1131
a.  Domestic Arbitration ......................  1131
b. International Arbitration ...............  1134
V .    C ONCLUSION  ..................................................................  1136

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* John J. Barcel6 III, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and
Comparative Law, Cornell University Law School. Copyright D 2003 by John J. Barcel6
III. All rights reserved.

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