LCIA (2020)—emergency arbitrator and expedited tribunal

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • LCIA (2020)—emergency arbitrator and expedited tribunal
  • Expedited formation of arbitral tribunal under the LCIA Rules
  • The emergency arbitrator under the LCIA Rules
  • Application
  • Appointment of emergency arbitrator
  • Procedure of the emergency arbitration
  • Decision of the emergency arbitrator
  • Costs of the emergency arbitrator proceedings
  • Relationship with emergency court applications
  • Application of other rules to the Emergency Arbitrator procedure
  • More...

LCIA (2020)—emergency arbitrator and expedited tribunal

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 concerns LCIA arbitration proceedings pursuant to the LCIA Arbitration Rules 2020 (the LCIA Rules) effective from 1 October 2020. For practical guidance on arbitration pursuant to the LCIA Rules 2014 and 1998, the previous versions, please see the relevant Practice Notes here: LCIA arbitration—overview.

Under the LCIA Rules, a party who requires urgent assistance prior to the formation of a tribunal can apply to the LCIA Court under LCIA, art 9 for one or both of:

  1. expedited formation of the tribunal (LCIA, art 9A)

  2. appointment of an emergency arbitrator (LCIA, art 9B)

The LCIA has provided guidance on both procedures in its Notes on Emergency Procedures here.

A party may also apply to a court for relief pending the appointment of a tribunal or, in certain circumstances, after its appointment. For emergency relief available from the English courts, see:

  1. AA 1996—interim and emergency measures—arbitration—England and Wales—overview

  2. AA 1996—interim and/or emergency relief—tribunal or court?

  3. AA 1996—interim and/or emergency relief—powers of the English court

However, in Gerald Metals v

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