DIFC-LCIA arbitration (2016)—starting an arbitration [Archived]
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The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with Alec Emmerson of ADR Management Consultancies provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • DIFC-LCIA arbitration (2016)—starting an arbitration [Archived]
  • Starting an arbitration
  • Filing the Request using the online form
  • Filing the Request—offline

DIFC-LCIA arbitration (2016)—starting an arbitration [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Many arbitral organisations have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with practical guidance and/or changes to their usual procedures and ways of working. For information on how this content and relevant arbitration proceedings may be impacted, see Practice Note: Arbitral organisations and coronavirus (COVID-19)—practical impact. For additional information, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arbitration—overview.

This Practice Note considers starting an arbitration under the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules 2016 (the Rules), which apply to arbitration proceedings commencing on or after 1 October 2016. The 2008 version of the Rules is available on the institution's website.

Starting an arbitration

DIFC-LCIA, art 1 sets out the procedure for starting an arbitration.

Filing the Request using the online form

This article provides at DIFC-LCIA, art 1.3 that the Claimant may use, but is not required to do so, the standard electronic form available online from the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre’s website. This is by far the simplest and most efficient way to file a Request for Arbitration (Request).

On visiting the DIFC-LCIA website, you should click on the box for online filing. If this is the first time you have filed online, you will be requested to register and create a password. Once you have done that, you can log-in and either file the Request by uploading one or more documents which contain everything listed

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