HKIAC (2013)—starting an arbitration [Archived]
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  • HKIAC (2013)—starting an arbitration [Archived]
  • How to commence an HKIAC arbitration
  • The Notice of Arbitration in HKIAC arbitration
  • What do I need to submit?
  • Service of the Notice of Arbitration
  • What happens if the notice is incomplete?

HKIAC (2013)—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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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.

NOTE: In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has published guidance in respect of pending and future HKIAC arbitration proceedings. This Practice Note should be read in light of that guidance. For more information, see: LNB News 27/03/2020 51 and LNB News 20/03/2020 18, and keep up to date with the latest information on the organisation’s website.

This Practice Note provides guidance on starting an arbitration pursuant to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Administered Arbitration Rules 2013 (the 2013 HKIAC Rules; HKIAC 2013).

As discussed in Practice Note: HKIAC (2013)—the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules [Archived], the 2013 HKIAC Rules apply/applied (generally) to HKIAC arbitrations commenced between 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2018, unless the parties agree/agreed otherwise. For HKIAC arbitrations commenced on or after 1 November 2018, the 2018 HKIAC Rules will apply (generally), unless the parties agree otherwise.

For an introduction to the HKIAC and its structure, see

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