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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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The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)


The London Court of International Arbitration has been in existence for a century, making it perhaps the oldest arbitral body in the world. It was inaugurated in 1892 as "The London Chamber of Arbitration" on the initiative of the Corporation of the City of London.

In 1986 the LCIA was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee under the control of a Board of Directors. Members of the Board are all highly experienced in international arbitration and most drawn from the LCIA's three constituent bodies, with which it still maintains a formal link through a Joint Consultative Council (JCC) - the Corporation of the City of London, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

The President of the LCIA is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Registrar is the Executive Director and Company Secretary.

Although based in London, the LCIA provides a comprehensive commercial arbitration service for operation under any system of law in any venue throughout the word, both under its own Rules and also under the UNCITAL Rules.

Users' Councils

To enable the LCIA to maintain its worldwide services and to meet the ever changing needs of the international business community, it has formed "Users" Councils covering the major trading areas of the world.

There are four Councils at the present time:

LCIA European Council - covering all European and adjacent countries including countries of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

LCIA North American Council - covering countries of North America and adjacent countries.

LCIA Asia-Pacific Council - covering countries of South-East Asia and around the Pacific rim.

LCIA Pan-African Council - covering countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

Membership of these Councils - corporate lawyers and others from international and multinational industrial, commercial and trading organisations; international lawyers and firms of lawyers; and practicing international arbitrators - is drawn from more than 40 countries.

National Liaison Members have been appointed in all these countries and Special Liaison Members are being appointed to international organisations such as the United Nations (UNCITRAL) and the Commission of the European Community.

Secretariats have been set up in different parts of the world to service the "Users" Councils. Combined with national Liaison Members, these provide the support services for arbitrations and for the comprehensive information service which the LCIA seeks to provide for its members.

LCIA Secretariat

The LCIA Secretariat is based in London and monitors the day-to-day administration of arbitrations. It is available to give assistance to the parties their representatives and the Tribunals.

When hearings are held in other countries, administrative services may be provided jointly by the London Secretariat and an appropriate arbitration institution or centre, the Secretariat of one of the four "User" Councils, or an LCIA National Liaison Member.

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