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CIArb Arbitration Rules

The CIArb Arbitration Rules ("the Rules"), effective 1 December 2015, are designed for use in both domestic and international ad hoc arbitrations.

The Rules are based on the 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, one of the most frequently used rules in ad hoc arbitrations, with the inclusion of optional additional clauses to provide parties with more choice to tailor the rules to their needs.

Significantly, the Rules allow the CIArb to decide challenges to arbitrators, and also introduce emergency relief provisions, and provisions to enhance efficiency in the arbitration, such as a checklist of matters for consideration at the case management conference.  

What is CIArb's role?

Our role under the Rules includes:

  • the appointment of arbitrators, including emergency arbitrators
  • decisions on challenges to arbitrators
  • replacement of arbitrators
  • fund-holding services.

Download a copy of the current Rules and a copy of the current Schedule of Costs, detailing the relevant fees payable to the CIArb from the 'Resources' list to the right.

For relatively straightforward and smaller value cases, the parties may wish to consider using the CIArb Cost Controlled Arbitration Rules


Further enquiries

CIArb DAS
T: +44(0)20 7421 7444
E: das@ciarb.org