Arbitration Law Handbook
United States of America
The legislative framework for international commercial arbitration in the United States is the Federal Arbitration Act which was first enacted in 1925. The Act applies to international and domestic interstate commercial transactions, and is not based upon the UNCITRAL Model Law. Under the Act, an international arbitration is one involving at least one non-US party, property located outside the United States, performance abroad or reasonable nexus with another nation.