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Lex Mercatoria: International Commercial Arbitration


Arbitration and other Dispute Settlement

International Arbitration Conventions

International Arbitration Rules

UN Arbitration Rules
WIPO
Institutionalised Arbitration
Lists of Chambers of Commerce and Arbitration Institutions
Arbitration involving States

International Commercial Arbitration Institutions and Institution Rules

Lists of Chambers of Commerce and Arbitration Institutions
UN & WIPO Arbitration Rules
International Chamber of Commerce
LCIA
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
American Arbitration Association
National Arbitration Forum
Australia
Austria
Belgium
China (including Hong Kong)
Denmark
Egypt
England
Finland
Germany, Bonn
Hungary
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Netherlands
Singapore
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
TAS - Sport

Arbitration and Conciliation Model Laws

National Arbitration Laws

Arab
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
China
Egypt
England
France
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Korea (South)
Malaysia
Netherlands
Russia
Singapore
Switzerland
Thailand
USA

Intellectual Property Disputes (including Domain Name Disputes)

Domain Name Disputes

Arbitration involving States and Investors

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Conciliation

International Court of Justice

Other Web Resources Catalogues

External Links related to Dispute Resolution
Other Sections that May be of Interest

Endnotes

Endnotes





Lex Mercatoria: International Commercial Arbitration




Arbitration and other Dispute Settlement




International Arbitration Conventions

United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards; (New York, 1958)

Contracting States/ Status of the Convention

Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters 1968

European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration of 1961 Done at Geneva, April 21, 1961 United Nations; (copy of - Treaty Series , vol. 484, p. 364 No. 7041 (1963-1964))

European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration Done at Geneva, 21 April; 1961; Entered into force, 1 January 1964 United Nations Treaty Series, vol. 484, p. 364 No. 7041 (1963-1964)

Agreement relating to application of the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration Done at Paris, 17 December 1962; entered into force, 25 January 1965 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 523, p. 94, No. 7555 (1965)

Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (Panama Convention, January 30 1975)

Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration Done at Panama, 30 January 1975; entered into force 16 June 1976; Organization of American States, Treaty Series, no. 42.

Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States Done at Washington, 18 March 1965; entered into force, 14 October 1966




International Arbitration Rules




UN Arbitration Rules

UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules; (New York, 1976)




WIPO

WIPO Arbitration Rules; Effective from October 1, 1994

WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules Effective from October 1, 1994




Institutionalised Arbitration
Lists of Chambers of Commerce and Arbitration Institutions

International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Directory of Arbitration Websites and information available online Compiled by Rosabel E. Goodman-Everard

World Chambers Federation "The worldwide chambers of commerce and industry initiative dedicated to international trade" managed by the International Chamber of Commerce; Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Paris; G77 Chambers Trade Network

Members

Contact Information

World Chambers Network

See section that follows on International Arbitration Rules (& Institutions)




Arbitration involving States

ICSID Convention On The Settlement Of Investment Disputes Between States And Nationals Of Other States International Centre For Settlement Of Investment Disputes

International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Dispute Procedural Rules; - Entered into force 1966.

ICSID - International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

ICSID
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20433
U.S.A.

Phone No. (202) 458-1534
Fax No. ???(202) 522-2615

ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules

ICSID List of Contracting States and other Signatories of the Convention

ICSID Documents and Publications

Rules of Procedure for Arbitration Proceedings

Bilateral Investment Treaties

ICSID - Additional Facility

MIGA Investment Promotion Agency Network (IPAnet) Part of the World Bank Group.

World Trade Agreement

Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes

Decision on Certain Dispute Settlement Procedures for the General Agreement on Trade in Services

Decision on the Application and Review of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes

Decision on Improvements to the GATT Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures

Decision on Standard of Review for Dispute Settlement Panels

Decision on Dispute Settlement pursuant to the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of GATT 1994 or Part V of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures 1994




International Commercial Arbitration Institutions and Institution Rules

See Also International Commercial Arbitration




Lists of Chambers of Commerce and Arbitration Institutions

International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Directory of Arbitration Websites and information available online Compiled by Rosabel E. Goodman-Everard

World Chambers Federation "The worldwide chambers of commerce and industry initiative dedicated to international trade" managed by the International Chamber of Commerce; Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Paris; G77 Chambers Trade Network

Members

Contact Information

World Chambers Network




UN & WIPO Arbitration Rules

See Section including UN & WIPO Arbitration Rules




International Chamber of Commerce

ICC Arbitration Rules 1998

International Court of Arbitration ICC International Court of Arbitration

38, Cours Albert 1er
75008 Paris, France
tel: +33 1 49 53 28 28
fax: +33 1 49 53 29 33
e-mail: arb@iccwbo.org

ICC Rules of arbitration in effect as of 1 January 1998

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)




LCIA

LCIA

LCIA - locally maintained information.

LCIA 1998 - Arbitration Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration

Old LCIA 1985, Arbitration Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration

The International Dispute Resolution Centre London Court of International Arbitration

LCIA
The International Dispute Resolution Centre
8 Breams Buildings
Chancery Lane
London EC4A 1HP
England

tel: +44 020 7405 8008
fax: +44 020 7405 8009
e-mail: lcia@lcia-arbitration.com.




Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators "The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is a professional body with over 9,000 members in 84 countries around the world. Its object is to promote and facilitate the determination of disputes by arbitration and alternative means of dispute resolution other than resolution by the court."




American Arbitration Association

Alt American American Arbitration Association

(superceded not yet updated) American Arbitration Association - International Arbitration Rules, 2000

International Centre for Dispute Resolution

Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (Including Procedures for Large, Complex Commercial Disputes)

Supplementary procedures for International Commercial Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) amended and in Effect April 1, 1999

Supplementary Procedures for International Commercial Arbitration as amended and in Effect April 1, 1999

Supplementary Procedures for Online Arbitration

AAA Collection of Rules and Procedures

Topics of Interest

ADR - International Alternative Dispute Resolution Kluwer Arbitration




National Arbitration Forum

National Arbitration Forum "The Forum is one of the world's largest neutral administrators of arbitration services. It is comprised of an international network of former judges, senior attorneys, and law professors who share the Forum principle that legal disputes should be decided according to established legal principles. The Forum is setting a new standard for dispute resolution within the civil justice system.
Founded in 1986, the Forum is not affiliated with any party or corporation. It is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA."




Australia

Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration




Austria

Rules of arbitration and conciliation International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Vienna (Vienna Rules); - Translation from the authentic german text




Belgium

CEPANI, the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation

CEPANI
rue des Sols 8 Stuiversstraat
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium

Tel.: +32 2 515 08 35




China (including Hong Kong)

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) home

CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2000 China

Guide China

CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2000 The Arbitration Chambers' copy

HKIAC - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

(To, Secretary-General or, Assistant Secretary-General)
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
38th Floor Two Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place
Hong Kong S.A.R.
China

Telephone: (852) 2525-2381
Fax: (852) 2524-2171
Email: adr@hkiac.org

Rules




Denmark

The Danish Institute of Arbitration (Copenhagen Arbitration)

The Danish Institute of Arbitration
Vesterbrogade 2 B, 2
DK-1620 Copenhagen V
Denmark

International calls: +45 33 13 37 00
International fax: +45 33 13 04 03

Rules of Procedure of the Danish Institute of Arbitration (Copenhagen Arbitration)

Rules of procedure for voluntary mediation of the Danish Institute of Arbitration (Copenhagen Arbitration)




Egypt

The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)

Cairo Regional Centre for International
1, Al-Saleh Ayoub St., Zamalek,
Cairo,
Egypt

Telephones: (202) 7351333 - 7351335 - 7351337 - 7373691 - 7373693
Fax: 7351336
email: crcica@idsc.net.eg




England

LCIA (see previous LCIA entry at start of page)

City Disputes Panel Alternative Dispute Resolution, London




Finland

Finnish Central Chamber of Commerce services include Arbitration




Germany, Bonn

Deutsche Institution f?r Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit

German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) Bonn, Germany
Adenauerallee 148
D-53113 Bonn
Germany

tel: 0228/1042711
fax: 0228/1042714
e-Mail: dis@dis-arb.de

Materialien / Documents

German Arbitration Act The following provisions of the Arbitral Proceedings Reform Act have entered into force on 1 January 1998

DIS Arbitration Rules 1998  

DIS - Schiedsordnung 1998




Hungary

Rules of Proceedings of the Court of Arbitration attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry effective as of April 1, 2000




Italy

Milan Chamber of Commerce

Milan Chamber of Commerce - International Arbitration Rules

The Chamber of National and International Arbitration of Milan

Milan Chamber of Commerce
Via Meravigli, 9/B,
20123 Milano
Italy

tel: + 39 2 8515.4536-4444-4515
fax: + 39 2 8515.4384
e-mail: camera.arbitrale@mi.camcom.it

VIA MERAVIGLI, 9/B
20123 MILAN
ITALY

Regolamento Arbitrale Internazionale International Arbitration Rules, Milan Chamber of Commerce

Venice Court

The Venice Court of National and International Arbitration




Japan

JCAA - The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association

Arbitration

Rules and Regulations

Commercial Arbitration Rules (As amended and effective on March 1, 2004) of the JCAA - The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association

email ‹arbjcaa@sepia.ocn.ne.jp




Korea

Arbitration Laws and Rules of Korea   at The Arbitration Chambers'

The KCAB's Administrative Rules for Arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules at The Arbitration Chambers'

Korean Commercial Arbitration Board

43rd Fl. Trade Tower (Korea World Trade Center) 159,
Samsung-dong,
Kangnam ku,
Seul 135-729,
Korea

tel: (82-2) 511 2000
fax: (82-2) 511 2020
fax: (82-2) 511 2011




Malaysia

Regional Centre for Arbitration Kuala Lumpur

The Director
The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
No 12, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-21420103
Tel: 603-21420702
Fax: 603-21424513
e-mail: enquiry@rcakl.org.my

Rules of The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration




Netherlands

Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI)

Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) Arbitration Rules, in force as of 1 January 1998, as amended 15 July 2001

Book Four of the Code of Civil Procedure




Singapore

SIAC - Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Singapore International
Arbitration Centre
Third Level, City Hall Building, St. Andrew's Road,
Singapore 178957

Tel: (65) 3341277
Fax: (65) 3342942
e-mail: sinarb@siac.org.sg

Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre - SIAC

Singapore - Primary Sources of Law




Sweden

Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 16050
S-103 21
Stockholm
Sweden

Office: Jakobs Torg 3
Tel: +46 8 555 100 50
Fax: +46 8 566 316 50
e-mail: arbitration@chamber.se

Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Adopted by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and in force as of 1 April 1999

Rules for Expedited Arbitrations of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Adopted by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and in force as of 1 April 1999.

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce




Switzerland

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

Chambers of Commerce in Switzerland




Thailand

Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute Ministry Of Justice of Thailand




TAS - Sport

Code de l'arbitrage en mati?re de sport




Arbitration and Conciliation Model Laws

UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration; (New York, 1985)

Status States with legislation based on the Model Law

A growing number of countries apply the model law.

UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law Decisions Ben Beaumont

UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation; (New York, 2002)

Interarb Model Law Database

Index to 'CLOUT'* case abstracts which relate to Model Arbitration Law (MAL) cases, by reference to which articles of the MAL the cases refer to. M.J. Chapman, 1999. (updated October 2003)




National Arbitration Laws




Arab

Arab Countries - Convention Arabe D'Amman Sur L'Arbitrage Commercial (1987)




Austria

Austria - Code of Civil Procedure (as modified by Federal Law of February 2, 1983) Fourth Chapter

Austrian ...




Belgium

Belgium - Code Judiciaire 19 May 1998; Free Translation of the Law of 19 May 1998 Amending the Belgian Legislation Relating to Arbitration As amended or introduced for the first time, the relevant provisions of the Code judiciaire henceforth read as given ...




Brazil

Brazil - LAW N0 9.307 of 23 September 1996

TOC - table of contents for individual articles

Full text (with indexed table of contents)




China

Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China; (Adopted at the Ninth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National Peoples Congress on August 31, 1994, promulgated by Order No.31 of the President of the Peoples Republic of China on August 31, 1994, and effective as of September 1, 1995)

China - Loi de la R?publique Populaire de Chine sur l'arbitrage du 31 ao?t 1994 Principaux extraits (in French)




Egypt

Egypt - Loi relative ? l'arbitrage en mati?re civile et commerciale & Loi n? 9 de 1997 & Droit ?gyptien Loi n? 27 du 21 avril 1994 (in French)




England

England - Arbitration The Arbitration Act 1996 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1996 1996 No. 3146 (C.96) (Made 16 December 1996)

[English/UK] Arbitration Act 1996




France

France - Code of Civil Procedure - Book IV - Arbitration In force 14 May 1981




Germany

German Arbitration Act I. Tenth Book of the German Code of Civil Procedure (Zivilproze?ordnung; ZPO)




Ireland

Ireland - Arbitration Act, 1980 (Number 7 of 1980)




Italy

Italy - Arbitration (Title VIII of Book IV of the Italian Code of Civil Procedure)




Korea (South)

Arbitration Law of Korea (Amended by Act No.6083 as of Dec. 31, 1999)




Malaysia

Malaysia - Arbitration Act, 1952 (Act 93) An Act relating to the conduct of arbitrations. [Sarawak - 18th June, 1952; Other States - 1st November, 1972.]




Netherlands

Netherlands - Arbitration Act * 1 December 1986 Code of Civil Procedure - Book Four: Arbitration




Russia

Russia - Law of the Russian Federation on International Commercial Arbitration * In force 14 August 1993

Convention on the Settlement by Arbitration of Civil Law Disputes Resulting from Relations of Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation Done at Moscow, 26 May 1972; Entered into force, 13 Augustus 1973




Singapore

Singapore - Arbitration Act 2001

Singapore Arbitration Act 2001




Switzerland

Switzerland - International Arbitration Convention March 27/ August 29, 1969




Thailand

Arbitration Act [of Thailand] B.E. 2530 (1987) BhumibolL Adulyadej, Rex., Given on the 19th day of July B.E.2530 (1987); Being the 42nd Year of the Present Reign.




USA

U.S.A. - Uniform Arbitration Act

The Uniform Arbitration Act

The Uniform Arbitration Act and State Statutes at the LII




Intellectual Property Disputes (including Domain Name Disputes)

WIPO Mediation/Arbitration Center Intellectual Property Disputes

WIPO Mediation Rules

WIPO Arbitration Rules 1994

WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules




Domain Name Disputes

WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules)

Search WIPO Cases and WIPO Panel Decisions

See Domain Name Registration - Dispute Resolution




Arbitration involving States and Investors

See also

Interpretation

ICSID Convention On The Settlement Of Investment Disputes Between States And Nationals Of Other States International Centre For Settlement Of Investment Disputes

International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Dispute Procedural Rules; - Entered into force 1966

MIGA Investment Promotion Agency Network (IPAnet) Part of the World Bank Group.

World Trade Agreement

Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes

Decision on Certain Dispute Settlement Procedures for the General Agreement on Trade in Services

Decision on the Application and Review of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes

Decision on Improvements to the GATT Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures

Decision on Standard of Review for Dispute Settlement Panels

Decision on Dispute Settlement pursuant to the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of GATT 1994 or Part V of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures 1994

MIGA Investment Promotion Agency Network (IPAnet) Part of the World Bank Group.

Interpretation




Alternative Dispute Resolution

ADR - International Alternative Dispute Resolution Kluwer Arbitration site




Conciliation

UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules (1980)




International Court of Justice

See also

Interpretation

International Court of Justice English French

ICJ "Cornell Law Library is now the official mirror site for the Americas for The International Court of Justice (Court, or ICJ)"

Statute of the International Court of Justice

UN

International Criminal Court resources in electronic format by Lyonette Louis-Jacques




Other Web Resources Catalogues




External Links related to Dispute Resolution

International Commercial Arbitration: Resources in Print and Electronic Format by Lyonette Louis-Jacques Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law University of Chicago Law School, D'Angelo Law Library ‹llou@midway.uchicago.edu

Legal Research on International Law Issues Using the Internet Lyonette Louis-Jacques Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law University of Chicago Law School, D'Angelo Law Library ‹llou@midway.uchicago.edu

International Commercial Arbitration: Locating the Resources By Jean M. Wenger

International Commercial Arbitration , American Society of International Law, Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law Charlotte L. Bynum

International Commercial Arbitration Asser Instituut ‹M.A.van.der.Harst@asser.nl

Arbitration/ Dispute Resolution WWW Library maintained by Michael Chapman

Arbitration Site Kluwer Law International in cooperation with the International Court of Arbitration

Dispute Resolution at FindLaw

International Commercial Arbitration Links Prof. Dr. Marianne Roth, Chair for Civil Law and Civil Procedure, International Litigation and International Trade Law as well as Comparative Law, Kiel




Other Sections that May be of Interest

See also

Applicable Law

Contract Principles

Jurisdiction and Enforcement

Interpretation

Procedure and Evidence

UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings

Recommended reference text:

Law and Practice of International Arbitration, Alan Redfern & Martin Hunter, Sweet & Maxwell, 1986




Endnotes

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