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What role should for-profit organizations play in governing commercial transactions? Recent scholarship on the privatization of commercial law has advocated expanding the role of for-profits. This essay tests the merits of that proposal in a context where the case for relying on for-profits seem particularly strong, namely the adjudication of international commercial disputes. Both theory and evidence suggest that there is a role for providers of dispute resolution services that take a variety of organizational forms, including for-profits, not-for-profits, international organizations and various kinds of hybrid organizations.

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