LCIA (2020)—multi-party arbitration

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

  • LCIA (2020)—multi-party arbitration
  • Multi-party arbitration
  • Request for Arbitration and Response
  • Appointment of the tribunal—joint nominations of arbitrators
  • Sharing of costs
  • Awards for each party

LCIA (2020)—multi-party arbitration

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 arbitration proceedings pursuant to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Arbitration Rules 2020 (the LCIA Rules) effective 1 October 2020.

For practical guidance on arbitration pursuant to the LCIA Rules 2014 and 1998, the previous versions, see the relevant Practice Notes here: LCIA arbitration—overview.

For more information on issues that may arise in multi-party arbitration and for comparisons with the arbitration rules of other institutions, see Practice Note: Multi-party and multi-contract arbitration—an introduction.

Multi-party arbitration

The LCIA Rules make some, but not many, specific provisions for multi-party arbitrations. In this Practice Note we identify stages of an arbitration where the LCIA Rules make relevant provisions.

The issues of joinder and consolidation of multiple arbitrations are dealt with separately in Practice Note: LCIA (2020)—tribunal's duties and powers.

In summary, an LCIA tribunal has the power to join a third person to an arbitration, given that party and the applicant party's express consent (LCIA, art 22.1(x)), which may be contained in the arbitration agreement or after the commencement of the arbitration. Afterwards,

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