Vienna Rules (2018)—additional features
Produced in partnership with Dr Michael Nueber of Gasser Partner

The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with Dr Michael Nueber of Gasser Partner provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Vienna Rules (2018)—additional features
  • Joinder of third parties
  • Consolidation of proceedings
  • Premature termination of the arbitrator’s mandate
  • Remission to the tribunal
  • Expedited procedure
  • Disclaimer

Vienna Rules (2018)—additional features

STOP PRESS: This content is being reviewed in light of the entry into force on 1 July 2021 of the VIAC Rules of Arbitration and Mediation 2021. For a copy of those rules, click here.

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 some particular features of arbitration proceedings commenced pursuant to the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)’s Arbitration Rules 2018 (the Vienna Rules), including the availability of joinder and consolidation. The Vienna Rules 2018 took effect on 1 January 2018 and apply to all proceedings commenced on or after that date.

If your arbitration is proceeding under the Vienna Rules 2013, which took effect on 1 July 2013, ensure that you consult the previous version of the rules.

Joinder of third parties

Vienna Rules, art 14 governs the joinder of third parties to arbitration proceedings under the Vienna Rules. This provision was a new addition to the Vienna Rules 2013.

In summary, the joinder of a third party will be decided by the arbitral tribunal after it receives a Request for Joinder from a party

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