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LCIA Arbitration Rules
(adopted to take effect from 1 January 1985)


Article 1 - Request for Arbitration

Article 2 - Response by Respondent

Article 3 - The Arbitral Tribunal

Article 4 - Communications Between Parties and the Tribunal

Article 5 - Conduct of the Proceedings

Article 6 - Submission of Written Statements and Documents

Article 7 - Place of Arbitration

Article 8 - Language Of Arbitration

Article 9 - Party Representatives

Article 10 - Hearings

Article 11 - Witnesses

Article 12 - Experts Appointed by the Tribunal

Article 13 - Additional Powers of the Tribunal

Article 14 - Jurisdiction of the Tribunal

Article 15 - Deposits and Security

Article 16 - The Award

Article 17 - Correction of Awards and Additional Awards

Article 18 - Costs

Article 19 - Exclusion of Liability

Article 20 - General Rules

Schedule of Costs (effective I January 1985)

Administrative Costs

Costs of the Tribunal


Recommended Arbitration Clauses

Future disputes

Existing disputes

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)






SiSU Metadata, document information


SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

LCIA Arbitration Rules - (adopted to take effect from 1 January 1985)

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

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LCIA Arbitration Rules
(adopted to take effect from 1 January 1985)

Article 1 - Request for Arbitration

Any party wishing to commence an arbitration under these Rules ( "the Claimant") shall send to the Registrar of the Court ( "the Registrar" ) a written request for arbitration ("the Request") which shall include. or be accompanied by:

(a) the names and addresses of the parties to the arbitration;

(b) copies of the contractual documents in which the arbitration clause is contained or under which the arbitration arises;

(c) a brief statement describing the nature and circumstances of the dispute. and specifying the relief claimed;

(d) a statement of any matters (such as the place or language of the arbitration, or the number of arbitrators. or their qualifications or identities) on which the parties have already agreed in relation to the conduct of the arbitration, or with respect to which the requesting party wishes to make a proposal;

(e) if the arbitration agreement calls for party nomination of arbitrators the name and address (and telephone and telex numbers if known) of the Claimants nominee;

(f) the fee prescribed in the Schedule of Costs;

and shall confirm to the Registrar that copies have been served on the other parties. The date of receipt by the Registrar of the Request for Arbitration shall be deemed to be the date on which the arbitration has commenced.

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