1. Please identify by title and date the principal laws and regulations governing (i) domestic and (ii) international arbitration in your State.
The principal laws and regulations governing domestic and international arbitration in Bahrain are: Section 7, Articles 233-243 of the Civil and Commercial Procedures Law; The International Commercial Arbitration Law enacted by Decree No.9/1994 (ICAL), and; Decree No.4/1988 acceding to the New York Convention.
2. Please provide an electronic link (i) to an English language translation of the laws and regulations identified in Question 1 above and (ii) to the Arabic text.
3. Are any of the laws and regulations identified in Question 1 based on the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law, including UNCITRAL’s Revised Articles? If so, is this expressly stated in the relevant laws and regulations?
ICAL is based entirely on the UNCITRAL.
4. Are any of the laws and regulations identified in Question 1 derived from the laws of any other Middle Eastern State? If so, from which State are they derived?
The Civil and Commercial Procedures Law (CCPL) is highly influenced by the Egyptian Law.