AAA Commercial Rules—evidence
Produced in partnership with Tim Tyler and Aislinn Affinito of Vinson & Elkins LLP Houston & DC
AAA Commercial Rules—evidence

The following Arbitration guidance note Produced in partnership with Tim Tyler and Aislinn Affinito of Vinson & Elkins LLP Houston & DC provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • AAA Commercial Rules—evidence
  • Pre-hearing exchange and production of information
  • Document exchange procedure
  • Evidence

The AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures including the Procedures for Large, Complex Commercial Disputes (the AAA Commercial Rules) were revised with effect from 1 October 2013. A Fee Schedule applies to Commercial Rules arbitrations (effective 1 May 2018). This Practice Note reflects the revised Commercial Rules.

For an introduction to the AAA and the Commercial Rules, see Practice Note: AAA Commercial Rules.

Note: each of the Commercial Rules is prefixed by a letter, eg 'R' or 'L'. Relevant rule letters/numbers are set out below.

Pre-hearing exchange and production of information

Under the Commercial Rules, significant emphasis is placed on pre-hearing exchange of documents and information (R. 22). This process is to be managed by the arbitrator with the guiding principles of promoting equality o