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OBLIN lawyers Sharon Schmidt and Neva Cirkveni give an overview of the differences between commercial arbitrations done in common law and civil law countries, respectively. The presentation covers basic procedural questions as well as specific topics of interest, always comparing common to civil law “approaches”. Concrete issues discussed include (i) (dis-)advantages of arbitration compared to court litigation in each legal tradition; (ii) selection of jurisdiction, institution and applicable substantive law; (iii) funding, tribunal selection and procedure incl. (virtual) hearings; and (iv) award enforcement incl. asset tracing and freezing.