Arbitration in Malaysia—Getting the Deal Through guide [Archived]

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Arbitration in Malaysia—Getting the Deal Through guide [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

NOTE: In April 2018, Malaysia passed amendments to its Arbitration Act 2005—see: LNB News 12/04/2018 78. These amendments entered into force on 8 May 2018. Practitioners should note that the guides below do not reflect the revised Act.

Arbitration in Malaysia

The Getting the Deal Through (GtDT) guide for Malaysia is presented in Q&A format. The questions are set out below. The guide for 2016 (which is the most recent edition; along with previous guides) can be accessed here:

This guide, published by Getting the Deal Through, provides an introduction to arbitration in Malaysia covering the following topics:

  1. laws and institutions, including:

    1. is your country a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?

    2. do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?

    3. what are the primary domestic sources of law relating to domestic and foreign arbitral proceedings, and recognition and enforcement of awards?

    4. is your domestic arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law? What are the major differences between your domestic

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