| Commentary

5.6 Choice of procedure

| Commentary

5.6 Choice of procedure

By far the most common method of designating the arbitration procedure is to state that the appropriate statutory code shall apply. This is currently contained in the Arbitration Act 1996. It is strictly unnecessary to apply the Act, as Part I (Sections 1–84) of the Act (containing the rules for arbitral proceedings) applies in all cases where the ‘seat of the arbitration’ is in England and Wales1. The ‘seat of the arbitration’ is the juridical seat of the arbitration designated by the parties to the agreement or by the arbitral institution or tribunal empowered to act;

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