DIAC—the award
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The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with 39 Essex Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • DIAC—the award
  • What an award must contain
  • How will I receive the award?
  • Can I challenge or appeal the award?
  • What if the award contains errors, is unclear or did not deal with all of the issues in the case?
  • When will the final award be rendered?
  • DIAC and DIFC—enforcement of awards

DIAC—the award

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All references to Articles in this Practice Note are to Articles of the Arbitration Rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC and the DIAC Rules)

A tribunal is likely to make several awards during the course of the arbitration be they interim (Art 37 also says interlocutory but there is really no distinction) or partial. All awards (as opposed to orders) are subject to the requirements set out below (save for where it specifically states that it relates to the final award only).

What an award must contain

An award must:

  1. be in writing (Art 37.2)

  2. state the date on which it was made (Art 37.4)

  3. state the seat of the arbitration (Art 37.4)

  4. state the reasons on which it was based (unless the parties have agreed otherwise and the law applicable to the arbitration does not require reasons) (Art 37.5)

  5. be signed by the tribunal. A signature by a majority or the chairman alone will suffice. The reason for non-signature by the other arbitrators must be stated (Art 37.6)

An award will

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