ADCCAC—the award
Produced in partnership with Alec Emmerson of ADR Management Consultancies
ADCCAC—the award

The following Arbitration guidance note Produced in partnership with Alec Emmerson of ADR Management Consultancies provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • ADCCAC—the award
  • Time limit for issuing awards
  • Majority award or president-only award
  • Requirements of an award
  • Procedure for issuing award
  • Event delaying the award
  • Correcting and interpreting awards
  • Omission of claims and additional award
  • Settlement

An arbitration agreement which provides for arbitration under the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) will be conducted under its 2013 Procedural Regulations of Arbitration (the 2013 Regulations). 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.

For the purposes of enforcement, it is vital that the arbitral award complies with all the requirements of the rules under which it is made.

Note that the provisions apply to any arbitral award, not just a final award (the Panel (the ADCCAC term for the tribunal) may render a provisional, partial or final award (art 28.1)).

Awards must be distinguished from procedural orders, which under the 2013 Regulations (and often in practice in any event), if the parties, or all members of the Panel in the case of three arbitrators, agree, may be issued by the president of the Panel alone (art 28.3).

The award must not be published without the parties' consent (art 28.8).

Time limit for issuing awards

The 2013 Regulations provide for the award to be issued within six months from the date on which the