The Belarusian law On the International Arbitration Court2 (the “International Arbitration Law”) was enacted on 9 July 1999.
The Law is based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and, since 1999, no amendments have been made to it. The International Arbitration Law regulates arbitration proceedings in commercial disputes between both local and foreign entities, as well as the status of international arbitration courts. Under the general rules provided in Article 4 of the International Arbitration Law, all commercial disputes may be resolved by arbitration unless other legislation provides to the contrary. There is, however, no specific list of non-arbitrable disputes in the International Arbitration Law, although such information can be found from a review of other legislation. There are now two international arbitration courts in Belarus: the international Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and the Chamber of Arbitrators at the Belarusian Union of Lawyers. In addition, in 2009, a law On Commodity Exchanges3 provided arbitration as a means of resolving disputes arising from stock-exchange transactions.
Table of Contents:
A. Legislation, Trends and Tendencies
A.1 Domestic Legislation A.2 International Treaties A.3 Trends and Tendencies
C. The Grant and Enforcement of Interim Measures in International Arbitration