In the course of  settling the contract dispute relating to clauses agreed to settle at Arbitration Centre. The Parties could not negotiate or  mediation, to prepare the lawsuits, Dragon Law Firm provides the following information:

 

Article 30. Petitions and enclosed documents

1. When a dispute is settled at an arbitration center, the plaintiff shall file a petition with the arbitration center. When a dispute is settled by ad hoc arbitration, the plaintiff shall make a petition and send it to the defendant.

2. A petition contains:

a- Date of its making;

b- Names and addresses of the parties; names and addresses of witnesses, if any;

c- Summary of the circumstances of the dispute;

d- Grounds and evidence for initiating the lawsuit, if any;

e- Specific requirements of the plaintiff and the value of the dispute;

f- Name and address of the person whom the plaintiff selects as arbitrator or requests to be designated as an arbitrator.

3- Enclosed with the petition shall be the arbitration agreement and the originals or copies of relevant documents.

Article 32.  Notification of petitions:

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties or provided by the rules of proceedings of an arbitration center, within 10 days after receiving the plaintiffs petition, enclosed documents and arbitration charge receipt, the arbitration center shall send to the defendant copies of the petition and documents specified in Clause 3. Article 30 of this Law.

Article 33. Statue of limitations for initiating a lawsuit for dispute settlement by arbitration

Unless otherwise provided by discrete laws, the statute of litimations according to arbitral procedures is 02 years from the time of infringement of lawful rights and interests.

Article 34. Arbitration charge:

1. Arbitration charge is a revenue from the provision of services for dispute settlement by arbitration. The arbitration charge covers:

a- Remuneration and travel and other expenses for arbitrators;

b- Charge for expert consultation and other assistance at the request of the arbitration council;

c- Administrative charge;

d- Charge for designation of the arbitration centers ad hoc arbitrator at the request of the disputing parties;

e- Charge for use of other services provided by the arbitration center.

2. The arbitration charge shall be set by the arbitration center. When a dispute is settled by ad hoc arbitration, the arbitration charge shall be set by the arbitration council.

3. The losing party shall bear the arbitration charge, unless otherwise agreed by the parties or provided by the rules of arbitral proceedings or allocated by the arbitration council.

 

Article 35. Self-defense statements and the sending thereof

1. A self-defense statement contains:

a- Date of making;

b- Name and address of the defendant;

c- Grounds and evidence, if any for self-defense;

d- Name and address of the person whom the defendant selects as arbitrator or requests for designation as arbitrator.

2. For a dispute to be settled at an arbitration center, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, within 30 days after receiving the plaintiff’s petition and enclosed documents, the defendant shall send to the plaintiff and arbitrator the self –defense statement and name and address of the person whom the defendant selects as arbitrator.

3. For a dispute to be settled by ad hoc arbitration, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, within 30 days after receiving the plaintiff's petition and enclosed documents, the defendant shall send to the plaintiff and arbitrator the self-defense statement and name and address of the person whom the defendant selects as arbitrator.

4. When the defendant assumes that the dispute falls beyond the jurisdiction of arbitration, or there is no arbitration agreement, or the arbitration agreement is invalid or unrealizable, the defendant shall clearly indicate such in the self – defense statement.

5. If the defendant fails to submit the self-defense statement under Clauses 2 and 3 or this Article, the dispute settlement will still proceed.

Article 36. Defendants’ counter – claims

1. The defendant may counter – claim the plaintiff on matters related to their dispute.

2. The Defendant’s counter-claim shall be sent to the arbitration center. When a dispute is settled by ad hoc arbitration, such counter-claim shall be sent to the arbitration council and plaintiff. The counter-claim shall be submitted simulaneously with a self-defense statement.

3. Within 30 days after receiving a counter claim, the plaintiff shall send the self-defense statement to the arbitration center. When a dispute is settled by ad hoc arbitration, the plaintiff shall send the self-defense statement to the arbitration council and defendant.

4. The arbitration council that settles the plaintiffs petition shall settle a counter-claim according to the order and procedures for settling plaintiffs’s petitions under this Law.

Article 37. Withdrawal of petitions or counter-claims; modification and supplementation of petitions, counter-claims or self-defense statements

1. Before the arbitration council makes an arbitral award, the parties may withdraw their petition or counter-claim.

2. In the course of arbitral proceedings, the parties may modify and supplement their petition, counter-claim or self-defense statement. The arbitration council has the right to reject such modification and supplementation if seeing that it may be abused to obstruct or delay the making of an arbitral award or falls beyond the scope of the arbitration agreement applicable to the dispute.

Article 38. Negotiation in arbitral proceedings

From the lime of commencing arbitral proceedings, the parties may themselves negotiate and agree to terminate the dispute settlement.

When the parties agree to terminate the dispute settlement, they may request chairman of the arbitration center to issue a decision suspending the dispute settlement.

Consult how to settle commercial contract dispute at Commercial Arbitration Centre.

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