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Tech companies often provide in their contracts for local courts to resolve their commercial disputes. While this may be sensible for a purely domestic dispute, there are good reasons to consider alternatives—especially international arbitration—for those disputes that have a significant international dimension. Unlike domestic litigation, only international arbitration can achieve all of the basic objectives of dispute resolution for international contractual relationships, including enforcement. Here are five reasons why international arbitration often makes sense and five key steps to make it work.