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Course Description

Arbitration is a procedure in which a dispute is submitted, by agreement of the parties, to one or more arbitrators who make a binding decision on the dispute. In choosing arbitration, the parties opt for a private dispute resolution procedure instead of going to court.

This workshop provides an understanding of the general principles of arbitration and its relationship with other dispute resolution processes as an alternative to court proceedings. 

  • Overview of ADR: History, advantages, processes (such as: Arbitration, Conciliation, Construction Adjudication, Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation, Expert Determination, etc.).
  • The background, nature and purpose of Arbitration. 
  • The UNCITRAL Model Law, other Laws and the various Arbitration rules. 
  • Arbitration procedures. 
  • The legal framework. 
  • The Arbitration agreement. 
  • Commencement of Arbitration. 
  • The jurisdiction and power of an Arbitrator.
  • The process of Arbitration. 
  • Management of the Arbitration process.
  • Presenting the claim and the defense. 
  • Costs and interest. 
  • Essentials of an enforceable award. 
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