DIFC-LCIA arbitration (2016)—starting an arbitration
Produced in partnership with Alec Emmerson of ADR Management Consultancies
DIFC-LCIA arbitration (2016)—starting an arbitration

The following Arbitration guidance 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
  • Starting an arbitration

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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

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