Virtually all the world`s major trading countries are parties to the Convention, while relatively few countries have an extensive network for the cross-border enforcement of decisions. In addition, allowances are not limited to damages. While in the cross-border context, only pecuniary decisions of national courts are generally enforceable, it is theoretically possible (although unusual in practice) to obtain an enforceable order for certain arbitration services under the New York Convention. if the agreement has slipped into the fine print, which is discreetly located at the bottom of documents or on the back of documents. Employers often include mandatory arbitration clauses in their employment contracts, as do many companies that do business with consumers. In refereeing jargon, recurring players are parties who frequently participate in refereeing to avoid lawsuits, according to Cole and Blankley. On the other hand, one-off actors, often individual consumers, have little experience in arbitration. The Korean Arbitration Law is the most important law governing arbitration in the Republic of Korea. The official body that settles disputes through arbitration is the Korean Council of Commercial Arbitration. Lawyers and companies in Korea increasingly prefer arbitration to litigation.  The number of arbitration proceedings in Korea is increasing year by year.
 To compare answers to important questions related to arbitration agreements in jurisdictions around the world, please read our international comparison tool. Arbitration was common in the early United States, with George Washington serving as an arbitrator on one occasion.  However, the United States had a remarkable difference from England because, unlike England, its courts generally did not apply performance agreements (binding pre-litigation treaties) for arbitration.  This meant that a claimant could bring a lawsuit before an arbitral award even if it had contractually agreed to settle the disputes through arbitration. After the award, the courts reviewed the decision, but generally deferred it to arbitration, although the practice was not consistent.  Arbitration may be voluntary or binding (although binding arbitration may only arise from a law or contract imposed by one party on the other in which the parties agree to arbitrate all existing or future disputes without necessarily knowing which disputes will arise one day) and may be binding or non-binding. .