Arbitration is a legal technique that helps resolving disputes without taking them in front of the Courts of Justice. The parties will direct the matter to a third individual, an arbitrator, who will make the decision based on the presented facts. Arbitration is usually employed in cases of commercial conflicts. Arbitration in Cyprus applies under the International Arbitration in Commercial Matters Law (IACM) from 1987.
Apart from the Cypriot ICAM law, other legislations apply in cases of disputes. In cases of commercial disputes, Cyprus has signed the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of the United Nations. The New York Convention states that Cyprus must recognize and apply awards made in other signatory states, as other states must recognize and apply arbitral awards made in Cyprus.
Cyprus has also signed the following multilateral treaties:
Domestic arbitration in Cyprus falls under the Arbitration Law and the Civil Procedure Regulations. In domestic arbitration matters there are no requirements other than an arbitration agreement that must contain as much data as possible about the naming of the arbitrators, the place where the arbitration will take place, the language, the arbitration rules and applicable laws, the cost and the procedures.
Arbitration in not possible in the following cases:
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In Cyprus arbitration is a popular form of settling disputes especially in cases of shipping and construction matters. The benefits of Cypriot arbitration are:
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