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Arbitration Laws of the World

National arbitration law plays an important role in any international arbitration system. Domestic arbitration laws establish rules for the manner in which the arbitral tribunal is appointed, the length of the proceedings, the availability of preliminary measures, the enforcement of arbitral awards, the setting aside of arbitral awards, the availability of injunctions, the availability of measures such as cost security, and more.

While 72 states have the UNCITRAL Model Law to make their arbitration laws very similar, the majority of states have not, and it is important to carefully review the relevant arbitration law before initiating arbitration or entering into domestic litigation. For example, in many countries, the right to arbitration is waived if it is not brought up in an initial court hearing.

We have uploaded the most complete list of domestic arbitration law there is, including many hard-to-find arbitration laws like those of Andorra, Grenada, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macedonia, and Tonga that don't seem publicly available anywhere else. Interestingly, only two states in the world currently appear to have no domestic arbitration law: Palau and St. Kitts (South Sudan also appears to have an arbitration law that relates solely to labor disputes). Almost all of the other arbitration laws in the world can be downloaded by clicking below.

While we try to keep copies of the relevant arbitration laws up to date, they can and must change over time. You should therefore check that the arbitration law in question has not been amended before relying on it in a case.


 

Afghanistan Arbitration Law

 


 

Albanian Arbitration Law

 


 

Algerian Arbitration Law

 


 

Andorra Arbitration Law

 


 

Angola Arbitration Law

 


 

Antigua and Barbuda Arbitration Act

 


 

Argentine Arbitration Law

 


 

Armenia Arbitration Law

 


 

Australia Arbitration Act

 


 

Austrian arbitration law

 


 

Azerbaijani Arbitration Law

 


 

The Bahamas Arbitration Act

 


 

Bahrain Arbitration Law

 


 

Bangladesh Arbitration Law

 


 

Barbados Arbitration Act

 


 

Belarusian Arbitration Law

 


 

Belgian Arbitration Act

 


 

Belize Arbitration Law

 


 

Benin Arbitration Law

 


 

Bhutan's Arbitration Law

 


 

Bermuda Arbitration Act

 


 

Bolivia Arbitration Law

 


 

Bosnia Arbitration Law

 


 

Botswana Arbitration Act

 


 

Brazilian Arbitration Law

 


 

Brunei Arbitration Law

 


 

Bulgaria Arbitration Law

 


 

Burkina Faso Arbitration Law

 


 

Burundi Arbitration Law (French)

 


 

Cabo Verde Arbitration Act

 


 

Cambodia Arbitration Law

 


 

Cameroon Arbitration Law

 


 

Canadian Arbitration Act

 


 

Central African Republic Arbitration Act

 


 

Chad Arbitration Act

 


 

Chile Arbitration Law

 


 

China Arbitration Law

 


 

Colombia Arbitration Law

 


 

Arbitration Law of the Comoros

 


 

Arbitration Act of the Republic of the Congo

 


 

Cook Islands Arbitration Act

 


 

Arbitration Law of Costa Rica

 


 

Arbitration in Ivory Coast

 


 

Croatian Arbitration Law

 


 

Cuba Arbitration Law

 


 

Cyprus Arbitration Law

 


 

Czech Republic

 


 

Arbitration Act of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 


 

Denmark Arbitration Act

 


 

Djibouti Arbitration Law

 


 

Dominica Arbitration Act

 


 

Arbitration Law of the Dominican Republic

 


 

Ecuador Arbitration Law

 


 

Egypt Arbitration Law

 


 

El Salvador Arbitration Law

 


 

Equatorial Guinea Arbitration Law

 


 

Eritrea Arbitration Law

 


 

Estonia Arbitration Law

 


 

Ethiopia Arbitration Law

 


 

Fiji Arbitration Law

 


 

Finland Arbitration Act

 


 

France International Arbitration Law

 


 

Gabonese Arbitration Law

 


 

Georgia Arbitration Law

 


 

German arbitration law

 


 

Ghana Arbitration Act

 


 

Gibraltar Arbitration Act

 


 

Greece Arbitration Law

 


 

Grenada Arbitration Act

 


 

Guatemala Arbitration Law

 


 

Guinea Arbitration Law

 


 

Guinea-Bissau Arbitration Law

 


 

Guyana Arbitration Law

 


 

Haiti Arbitration Law

 


 

Honduras Arbitration Law

 


 

Hong Kong Arbitration Act

 


 

Hungarian Arbitration Act

 


 

Icelandic Arbitration Act

 


 

India Arbitration Law

 


 

Indonesia Arbitration Law

 


 

Iranian Arbitration Law

 


 

Iraqi Arbitration Law

 


 

Ireland Arbitration Act

 


 

Israel Arbitration Law

 


 

Italy Arbitration Law

 


 

Jamaica Arbitration Law

 


 

Japanese Arbitration Law

 


 

Jordanian Arbitration Law

 


 

Kazakhstan Arbitration Law

 


 

Kenya Arbitration Law

 


 

Kiribati Arbitration Law

 


 

Kosovo Arbitration Law

 


 

Kuwait Arbitration Law

 


 

Kyrgyz Arbitration Law

 


 

Laos Arbitration Law

 


 

Latvia Arbitration Law

 


 

Lebanon Arbitration Law

 


 

Lesotho Arbitration Act

 


 

Liberia Arbitration Law

 


 

Libya Arbitration Law

 


 

Lichtenstein Arbitration Act

 


 

Lithuania Arbitration Law

 


 

Luxembourg Arbitration Act

 


 

Macau Arbitration Act

 


 

Macedonian Arbitration Law

 


 

Madagascar Arbitration Law

 


 

Malaysia Arbitration Law

 


 

Maldives Arbitration Law

 


 

Mali Arbitration Law

 


 

Malta Arbitration Act

 


 

Marshall Islands Arbitration Act

 


 

Mauritania Arbitration Law

 


 

Mauritius Arbitration Act

 


 

Mexico Arbitration Act

 


 

Moldova Arbitration Law

 


 

Monaco Arbitration Act

 


 

Arbitration Law of Mongolia

 


 

Montenegro Arbitration Law

 


 

Morocco Arbitration Law

 


 

Mozambique Arbitration Law

 


 

Myanmar Arbitration Law

 


 

Namibia Arbitration Act

 


 

Nauru Arbitration Law

 


 

Nepal Arbitration Law

 


 

Dutch arbitration law

 


 

New Zealand Arbitration Act

 


 

Niger Arbitration Act

 


 

Nigeria Arbitration Act

 


 

North Korea Arbitration Law

 


 

Norway's Arbitration Act

 


 

Oman Arbitration Law

 


 

Pakistani Arbitration Law

 


 

Palestine Arbitration Law

 


 

Panama Arbitration Act

 


 

Arbitration Law of Papua New Guinea

 


 

Paraguay Arbitration Law

 


 

Peru Arbitration Law

 


 

Philippine Arbitration Law

 


 

Polish Arbitration Law

 


 

Portugal Arbitration Law

 


 

Qatar Arbitration Act

 


 

Russia Arbitration Law

 


 

Rwanda Arbitration Law

 


 

St. Lucia Arbitration Act

 


 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Arbitration Act

 


 

Samoa Arbitration Law

 


 

San Marino Arbitration Law

 


 

Sao Tome and Principe Arbitration Law

 


 

Saudi Arabia Arbitration Law

 


 

Senegal Arbitration Law

 


 

Serbia Arbitration Law

 


 

Seychelles Arbitration Law

 


 

Singapore Arbitration Act

 


 

Arbitration Law of Slovakia

 


 

Slovenian Arbitration Act

 


 

Solomon Islands Arbitration Law

 


 

Somalia Arbitration Law (Italian)

 


 

Arbitration Law in South Africa

 


 

South Korea Arbitration Law

 


 

South Sudanese Arbitration Law (Labor Disputes Only)

 


 

Spanish Arbitration Law

 


 

Sri Lanka Arbitration Law

 


 

Sudan Arbitration Law

 


 

Suriname Arbitration Law

 


 

Swaziland Arbitration Law

 


 

Swedish Arbitration Act

 


 

Swiss arbitration law

 


 

Syria Arbitration Law

 


 

Taiwan Arbitration Law

 


 

Tajikistani Arbitration Law

 


 

Tanzania Arbitration Law

 


 

Thailand Arbitration Law

 


 

Timor-Leste (East Timor) arbitration law

 


 

Togo Arbitration Law

 


 

Tonga Arbitration Law

 


 

Trinidad and Tobago Arbitration Act

 


 

Tunisian Arbitration Law

 


 

Turkey Arbitration Law

 


 

Tuvalu Arbitration Act

 


 

Uganda Arbitration Law

 


 

Arbitration Law of Ukraine

 


 

United Arab Emirates Arbitration Law

 


 

United Kingdom Arbitration Act

 


 

Uruguay Arbitration Law

 


 

Uzbek Arbitration Law

 


 

Vanuatu Arbitration Law

 


 

Venezuela Arbitration Law

 


 

Vietnam Arbitration Law

 


 

Yemen Arbitration Law

 


 

Zambia Arbitration Law

 


 

Zimbabwe Arbitration Law