This collection of papers from a conference in Lucerne in 2004 seeks to help those who work in international trade to understand better the problems of recovering international debts and how to resolve them. Antonio Bueno QC's 'The Recovery Toolbox' explains the legal means at their disposal. In 'Interim Measures' Axel Bosch provides answers to problems which arise at a preliminary stage of arbitration. In 'The Use of Mediation and Arbitration in Sovereign and Commercial Cases', Eugen Salpius compares the cost, speed and impact of arbitration under Uncitral, ICC and LCIA rules and the merits of mediation and arbitration. Derek Roebuck's 'Financial Instruments' explains the workings of the documents used in the financing of international trade. Michael Shone unravels the intricacies of the remedies of the unpaid seller of goods which travel from one jurisdiction to another. Basil Chan draws attention to difficulties which face chief financial officers. In every paper the authors have drawn on their own practical experience to provide insights into how to deal with problems of recovering international debts.