This table can provide a general overview only. The rules listed may not be applicable in all circumstances. Where rules distinguish between domestic and international arbitrations, only the rules applicable to international arbitrations are reflected in the table. Key: Y = Yes; N = No/Not Available/None; ? = uncertain, discretionary, or only in very specific circumstances. For further details, please see the main body of this Yearbook or contact our local office for specific advice.

Country Institution Express Confidentiality Requirement Expedited Procedures Available Consolidation and Joinder Available Time Limits for Award (if not expedited)750F[1] Allocation of Costs751F[2]
Argentina Buenos Aires Stock Exchange Arbitral tribunal Y Y ? Set at preliminary hearing Loser pays
Managerial Mediation and Arbitration Center N N Third party intervention procedure where party is signatory to arbitration agreement N At tribunal’s discretion
Center of Mediation and Arbitration Binding on the tribunal and institution only Y Y 6 months from date docket is passed to tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Arbitral Chamber of the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange N Y N 40 days from date docket is passed to tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Australia Australian Center for International Commercial Arbitration Y Y Y N Loser pays
Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission Y Y N 4 months from notice of constitution (5 if there is a counterclaim) Loser pays
The Resolution Institute N N Y (joinder only) 365 days from constitution of tribunal Loser pays
Austria Vienna International Arbitration Center N Y Y N At tribunal’s discretion
Belarus International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Y Y N 6 months from constitution of tribunal In proportion to claims granted
Belgium CEPANI Y N Y 6 months from terms of reference At tribunal’s discretion
Canada International Centre for Dispute Resolution Y Y Y Unless otherwise agreed by parties, specified by law, or determined by Administrator, no later than 60 days from closing of hearing. At tribunal’s discretion
International Centre for Dispute Resolution Canada Y Y Y Unless otherwise agreed by parties, specified by law, or determined by Administrator, no later than 30 days from closing of hearing At tribunal’s discretion
Canadian Commercial Arbitration Centre N Y N Within maximum of six months from date of pre-hearing, and at latest, two months after having decided to end the hearings. At tribunal’s discretion
British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre Y N N N At tribunal’s discretion
ADR Institute of Canada Y Y N 60 days from the time the hearing has been closed or all deposits have been made, whichever is later At tribunal’s discretion
Chile Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce Y ? Y 6 months from date of the respondent’s answer At tribunal’s discretion
National Center of Arbitration of Chile Y Y Y 6 months from commencement of the arbitration Loser pays
China China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Y Y Y 6 months from constitution of tribunal Loser pays
Colombia Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá Y N Y (consolidation only) 6 months from filing of respondent’s answer Loser pays
Czech Republic Arbitration Court of the Czech Economic Chamber and the Czech Agrarian Chamber Y Y Rules provide for possibility of tribunal to allow participation of intervening party N Loser pays
Egypt Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration Y N Joinder is possible upon request of party to proceedings and if tribunal decides third party is signatory to arbitration agreement N At tribunal’s discretion
England & Wales London Court of International Arbitration Y Y Y As soon as reasonably possible Loser pays
France ICC International Court of Arbitration N Y Y (consolidation only) 6 months from terms of reference At tribunal’s discretion
Germany German Institution of Arbitration Y Y N Reasonable period Loser pays
Hong Kong Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Y Y Y None At tribunal’s discretion
Hungary Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arbitration Court Y Y Y (joinder)
? (consolidation)
6 months from constitution of tribunal Loser pays
India Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration Y Y Y (consolidation only) None At tribunal’s discretion
Indonesia Indonesian National Board of Arbitration Y N Y (joinder only) 180 days from constitution of tribunal Loser pays
Italy Chamber of Arbitration of Milan Y Y Y 6 months from constitution of tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Italian Association of Arbitration Y Y Y 240 days from constitution of tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Japan Japan Commercial Arbitration Association Y Y Y 6 months from constitution of tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Kazakhstan Center of Arbitration of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs Y N N 2 months from constitution of tribunal In proportion to claims granted
International Arbitration “IUS” N N N 30 days from constitution of tribunal In proportion to claims granted
Kazakhstani International Arbitrage Y N Y (joinder only) 60 days from constitution of tribunal In proportion to claims granted
Kyrgyzstan International Court of Arbitration in Affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Y Y Y (joinder only) 3 months from constitution of tribunal In proportion to claims granted
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Center Y Y Y 3 months from closing submissions Loser pays
Mexico Center of Arbitration of Mexico Y N Y (consolidation only) N At tribunal’s discretion
Center of Mediation and Arbitration of the National Chamber of Commerce Y Y N N At tribunal’s discretion
The Netherlands Netherlands Arbitration Institute Y Y Y With due speed Loser pays
Peru Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce Y Y Y 50 working days from conclusion of proceedings At tribunal’s discretion
Center of Analysis and Conflict Resolution of the PUCP Y N Y 30 working days from conclusion of proceedings Loser pays
International Arbitration Center of the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (Amcham – Peru) Y Y Y 30 working days from conclusion of proceedings. However, Tribunal has discretion to extend term for 15 additional working days At tribunal´s discretion
Philippines Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. Y Y Y 1 year from constitution of arbitral tribunal Loser pays but arbitral tribunal may apportion as appropriate
Poland Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce Y N Y 9 months from commencement of proceedings and 30 days from close of hearing At tribunal’s discretion
Court of Arbitration at the Lewiatan Confederation Y N Y 6 months from constitution of tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Russia International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Y Y Y 180 days from constitution of arbitral tribunal. In proportion to claims granted
Russian Arbitration Association (online arbitration rules) Y Y N 15 days from issuance of order for closing of arbitration proceedings. In proportion to claims granted
Russian Arbitration Association (administering proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules) Y N Y (joinder only) 2 months from conclusion of arbitration proceedings In proportion to claims granted, tribunal is entitled to allocate costs at its discretion.
Singapore Singapore International Arbitration Centre Y Y Y 45 days from conclusion of proceedings At tribunal’s discretion
Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration Y Y Y 3 months from conclusion of proceedings At tribunal’s discretion
South Africa Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa Y Y Y (joinder only) 60 days from conclusion of hearing unless parties, in writing, agree to extension or, in exceptional circumstances, appointed AFSA Secretariat extends such period At tribunal’s discretion
Association of Arbitrators Y N Y (joinder only) 60 days from conclusion of hearing or last submission provided that parties, at request of arbitral tribunal, can extend this period in writing signed by them At tribunal’s discretion
Africa ADR Y Y Y N At tribunal’s discretion
Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration N (only conciliation is expressly stated as being confidential) Y Y 14 days from conclusion of proceedings At arbitrator’s discretion, with tendency to not award costs against unsuccessful employees, but to award costs against unsuccessful employers.
South Korea Korean Commercial Arbitration Board Y Y Y 45 days from closing submissions or conclusion of hearings Loser pays
Spain Court of Arbitration of Madrid Y Y Y 6 months from statement of defense Loser pays
Barcelona Arbitration Court Y Y Y (consolidation only) 6 months from statement of defense Loser pays
Civil and Mercantile Court of Arbitration Y N Y 6 months from statement of defense In proportion to claims granted
Spanish Court of Arbitration Y Y Y 5 months from statement of defense Loser pays
Sweden Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Y Y Y (under the 2017 SCC Rules, under the 2010 SCC Rules consolidation only) 6 months from reference At tribunal’s discretion
Switzerland Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution Y Y Y N At tribunal’s discretion
Taiwan Chinese Arbitration Association Y Y Y 6 months from constitution of tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Thailand Thai Arbitration Institute Y (arbitrator and institute shall not disclose the award to the public) N N 180 days from constitution of tribunal (not adhered to in practice) At tribunal’s discretion
Turkey Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center (ITOTAM) Y N N 1 year from date of acceptance of appointment by sole arbitrator or date of first minutes of meeting of a tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC) Y Y Y 6 months from execution of terms of reference At tribunal’s discretion
Ukraine International Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Y N Y (joinder only) 6 months from constitution of tribunal Loser pays
Maritime Arbitration Commission of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Y N Y (joinder only) 6 months from constitution of tribunal Loser pays
United Arab Emirates Dubai International Arbitration Center Y Y Y (consolidation only) 6 months from receipt of the file by the tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Center Y Y Y N In proportion to claims granted
Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Center Y N N 6 months from receipt of the file by the tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
United States International Center for Dispute Resolution Y Y Y 60 days from conclusion of hearing Each party bears its own costs
JAMS Y Y Y 3 months from conclusion of hearing At tribunal’s discretion
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Y N Y 12 months from constitution of tribunal At tribunal’s discretion
Uzbekistan International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan Y N Y (joinder only) 120 days from constitution of the tribunal In proportion to claims granted
Venezuela Arbitration Center of the Caracas Chamber (CACC) Y Y Y 6 months from terms of reference At tribunal’s discretion
Business Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (CEDCA) Y Y Y 60 business days from terms of reference At tribunal’s discretion
Vietnam Vietnam International Arbitration Centre N N N Within 30 days of the date on which the final hearing finishes At tribunal’s discretion unless otherwise agreed by parties

 

[1] For details of how the period is calculated and whether it can be extended, please see the main body of this Yearbook or contact our local office for specific advice.

[2] Only the basic or default principle is set out here. tribunals often have discretion to depart from the default position, or will defer to an express agreement by the parties to do so. For details of how the period is calculated and whether it can be extended, please see the main body of this Yearbook or contact our local office for specific advice.