The following Arbitration guidance note Produced in partnership with Alec Emmerson of ADR Management Consultancies provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
An arbitration under the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) 2013 Procedural Regulations of Arbitration (the 2013 Regulations) is commenced by a Request for Arbitration (the Request)—see: ADCCAC—starting an arbitration—Request for Arbitration. This Practice Note is based on the ‘official’ English version of the 2013 Regulations. There are discrepancies between Arabic and English in relation to the translation of mandatory or permissive words. The original version is however in Arabic and it is Arabic which will prevail should there be any dispute concerning the 2013 Regulations.
The costs of the arbitration to cover the Centre’s fees and those of the Panel (the ADCCAC term for the tribunal) are to be paid to the Centre at the outset of the arbitration—see: Arbitrating under the ADCCAC Regulations 2013—Roles and definitions.
Parties must of course remember that in addition to the costs and fees of the Panel and the Centre, they are most likely to incur their own legal fees and, if unsuccessful, may be ordered to pay some or all of their opponent’s costs (to include their legal fees and sums paid to the Centre for administration and Panel costs)—see: Determination of costs by the panel below.
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