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DIAC Arbitration Rules 2007

 
As of May 7th 2007, the new DIAC arbitration rules have come into effect. The new rules have come into effect. The new rules have been issued by Decree No. 11 2007 upon  their approval by H.H. the Ruler of Dubai on the 6th of May 2007, and their issuance in the Official Gazette, No. 321 on May 7th, 2007. All new applications for arbitration submitted to DIAC after the aforementioned date ashall be governed by these rules.
 
The new DIAC arbitration rules now replace the once applicable Rules of Commercial Conciliation and Arbitraion of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry No. (2) of 1994. The latter was applicable to all arbitraion cases since 1994 until the 7th of May 2007.
 
The new rules are avialble in both the English ans Arabic languages. It was originally drafted in the English language and after its approval by the DIAC Board of trustees it was translated into Arabic, special care being given to the accuracy of its translation.
 

      CONTENTS                 

 
Subject
 
 
 Article  
 
 
 

Definitions 

1

Scope 

2

Written Notifications or Communications; Time Limits 

3

 
 
 
Request for Arbitration

4

Answer to the Request; Counterclaims

5

Separability of Arbitration Agreement and Jurisdiction to Determine Existence and Validity of Arbitration Agreement

6

Representation

7

  
 
 

Number of Arbitrators

 8

Appointment of the Tribunal

 9

Nationality of Arbitrators

 10

Multiple Parties

 11

Expedited Formation

 12

Revocation of Arbitrator's Appointment

 13

Replacement of Arbitrators 

 14

Power of Majority to Continue Proceedings

 15

Functions of the Centre

 16

  
 
 
General Provisions

 17

Transmission of the File to the Tribunal

 18

Modification of Time Limits

 19

Place of Arbitration

 20

Language

 21

Preliminary Meeting

 22

Statement of Claim

 23

Statement of Defence

 24

Further Written Statements

 25

New Claims and Amendments to the Statements of Claim or Defence

 26

Burden of Proof and Evidence

 27

Hearings

 28

Witnesses

 29

Experts Appointed by the Tribunal

 30

Interim and Conservatory Measures of Protection

 31

Default

 32

Rules of Law applicable to the Merits

 33

Closure of Proceedings

 34

Waiver

 35

 
 
 

Time Limit for the Award

36

The Award

37

Interpretation, Correction and Additional Award

38

 
 
 
Settlement or Other Grounds for Termination

39

Exclusion of Liability

40

Confidentiality

41

Amending the Appendix - Cost of Arbitration 

42

General Rule

43

 
 
 

Registration Fee

 1

Costs of Arbitration

 2

Fixing the fees of the Tribunal

 3

Decision as to the Costs of the Arbitration

 4

Table of Fees and Costs

 5

Fees for appointing arbitrators, or deciding on a challenge of an arbitrator, in arbitrations which are not subject to the Rules 

 6

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