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8: CONFIDENTIALITY OF ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE ARBITRATION ACT 1996

75 Overview

The drafters of the Arbitration Act 1996 deliberately omitted to include any provisions on confidentiality. The DAC Report1 noted that the confidentiality of arbitration proceedings was well established in English law, but considered that the applicable principles did not lend themselves to statutory codification, principally due to the many exceptions that remained unsettled. It was decided that issues of confidentiality should continue to be governed by the common law.

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