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Commentary on the LCIA Arbitration Rules 2014, A

Commentary on the LCIA Arbitration Rules 2014, A
Practice Area:  Arbitration
ISBN:  9781847035608
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  23 Jan 2015
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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A Commentary on the LCIA Arbitration Rules 2014 is the first full length book on the new LCIA Rules. It provides a thorough assessment of the Rules and their legal and historical context, as well as advice on areas for consideration when choosing the LCIA Rules or conducting an arbitration under them.

It highlights the differences and innovations in the new Rules and discusses their implications. The commentary extends to the new Annex, containing Guidelines for legal representatives, and to the Schedule of Costs. The book also provides practitioners with a substantial set of invaluable reference materials for use in conjunction with the Rules. 

From the first considerations for drafting an arbitration agreement to the conduct of the proceedings themselves, A Commentary on the LCIA Arbitration Rules 2014 is the text to have at your side.

  • Gives both English and international practitioners, whether specialists in arbitration or not, practical background information when choosing or dealing with the LCIA Rules for an arbitration
  • Explains features of administered arbitration under the LCIA Rules and draws comparisons with ad hoc, trade association and other institutional arbitration proceedings
  • Goes through every aspect of the proceedings so you have expert guidance throughout
  • Explains the LCIA's procedures for the selection and appointment of Arbitral Tribunals and Emergency Arbitrators
  • Covers issues that need to be considered when nominating candidates for an Arbitral Tribunal
  • Discusses the challenge, removal or replacement of arbitrators
  • Summarises and discusses published challenge decisions of the LCIA Court
  • Discusses the changes to the LCIA Rules introduced in 2014, including the Guidelines for legal representatives and the Emergency Arbitrator procedure
  • Includes chapters on LCIA India, DIFC-LCIA in Dubai and MIAC-LCIA in Mauritius
  • Includes a substantial and invaluable set of reference materials for use with the Rules


Foreword by V.V Veeder QC


The LCIA’s Growth and its Users      
The Modern LCIA, its Aims and Organisation     
Overview of the LCIA Rules       
Underlying Theories        
Other Characteristics of the LCIA Rules     

Article 1 – Request for Arbitration       
Article 2 – Response        
Article 3 – LCIA Court and Registrar     
Article 4 – Written Communications and Periods of Time   
Article 5 – Formation of  Arbitral Tribunal     
Article 6 – Nationality of Arbitrators     
Article 7 – Party and Other Nominations      
Article 8 – Three or More Parties      
Articles 9A, 9B and 9C       
Article 9A - Expedited Formation of Arbitral Tribunal   
Article 9B - Emergency Arbitrator      
Article 9C - Expedited Appointment of Replacement Arbitrator   
Article 10 – Revocation and Challenges      
Article 11 – Nomination and Replacement     
Article 12 – Majority Power to Continue Deliberations    
Article 13 – Communications Between Parties and  Arbitral Tribunal  
Article 14 – Conduct of Proceedings      
Article 15 – Written Statements       
Article 16 – Seat(s) of Arbitration and Place(s) of Hearing   
Article 17 – Language(s) of Arbitration      
Article 18 – Legal Representatives      
Article 19 – Oral Hearings       
Article 20 – Witness(es)        
Article 21 – Expert(s) to Arbitral Tribunal     
Article 22 – Additional Powers       
Article 23 – Jurisdiction and Authority      
Article 24 – Deposits        
Article 25 – Interim and Conservatory Measures    
Article 26 – Award(s)       
Article 27 – Correction of Award(s) and Additional Award(s)   
Article 28 – Arbitration Costs and Legal Costs     
Article 29 – Determinations and Decisions by LCIA Court  
Article 30 – Confidentiality      
Article 31 – Limitation of Liability         
Article 32 – General Rules      
Annex to the LCIA Rules General Guidelines for the Parties’ Legal Representatives (Articles 18.5 and 18.6 of the LCIA Rules)     
Schedule of Arbitration Costs (LCIA)      


Future disputes        
Existing disputes

The DIFC-LCIA and its Rules       

PART V—LCIA INDIA by Ciccu Mukhopadhaya, SC

Background – The Indian arbitration market     
Legal framework for arbitration in India: the (Indian) 1996 Act   
LCIA India         
LCIA India Rules        
Notes for Arbitrators        

The arbitration environment in Africa      
The development of the Mauritius infrastructure     
The LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre and the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Rules 
The future        


Appendix 1 – LCIA Arbitration Rules 2014     
Appendix 2 – Schedule of Arbitration Costs (LCIA)    
Appendix 3 – Constitution of the LCIA Arbitration Court  
Appendix 4 – LCIA Arbitration Rules 1998       
Appendix 5 – LCIA Mediation Rules      
Appendix 6 – Recommended Clauses      
Appendix 7 – Arbitration Act 1996 (1996 Chapter 23)    
Appendix 8 – The DAC Reports on the Arbitration Bill 1996   
Appendix 9 – New York Convention 1958     
Appendix 10 – UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial   
Arbitration 1985 (with amendments as adopted in 2006)    
Appendix 11 – UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as revised in 2010)  
Appendix 12 – IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in    
International Arbitration        
Appendix 13 – 2014 IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration          
Appendix 14 – IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International


Shai Wade LLM (Cantab), LLB (SOAS).

  • Shai Wade is a partner in the International Arbitration Group of Stephenson Harwood, specialising in large scale complex disputes, investment arbitration and international law. Former co-chair of YIAG (the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group), Shai has served as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitrations under the LCIA and other institutional rules and drafted the arbitral rules for the appeals process of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC).

Philip Clifford MA (Oxon, Scholar), MSc (KC), FCIArb, Solicitor-Advocate.

  • Philip Clifford is a partner at Latham & Watkins, based in London. He has served as a Global Co-Chair of Latham's International Arbitration Practice and as Chair of its London Litigation Department. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, a Consulting Editor on Arbitration for LexisNexis and a Solicitor Advocate. He has over 22 years' experience of conducting LCIA and other arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator, allowing him to consider the new Rules from those different perspectives.

James Clanchy MA (Oxon).

  • James Clanchy was Registrar and Deputy Director General of the LCIA for four years between 2008 and 2012. He qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and as an avocat at the Paris Bar in 1994. As a dispute resolution lawyer for many years in Holman Fenwick Willan's Trade and Energy group, based in London, he gained experience of a wide range of arbitrations, including ad hoc and trade association procedures. Between 2012 and 2014 he was Senior Legal Advisor at Thomas Miller Legal where he assessed international commercial and investment arbitrations for legal costs insurance and funding.


  • Gives both English and international practitioners practical background information when choosing or dealing with the LCIA Rules for an arbitration
  • Explains features of administered arbitration under the LCIA Rules and draws comparisons with ad hoc, trade association and other institutional arbitration proceedings
  • Includes a substantial and invaluable set of reference materials for use with the Rules
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