Exceptions and Limitations to the Obligation of Confidentiality

  • Elza Reymond-Eniaeva
Part of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law book series (EUROYEAR, volume 7)


According to the Cambridge Essential British Dictionary, ‘exception’ means ‘something that is not included in a rule’. If we assume that confidentiality is the rule, exceptions would be the cases derogating from the rule of confidentiality. There is, however, a controversy over whether the parties’ obligation of confidentiality really exists in the absence of express contractual and other applicable provisions on confidentiality. If confidentiality is not the rule, the term ‘exception’ should arguably not be used. We will still use the term ‘exception’ as we will assume for the purpose of our research that confidentiality is the rule in international commercial arbitration.


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  • Elza Reymond-Eniaeva
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  1. 1.LausanneSwitzerland

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