Trade Disputes in Belgium

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Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution method.  The parties agree to submit their disagreement to an arbitral tribunal composed of one to three people. On the basis of the request of the parties, the tribunal will render a decision, an arbitral award, that is obligatory. This award can be enforced if needed.
Arbitration Law
The Belgian judicial code.
Conformity to International Commercial Arbitration Rules
Party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Party to the Geneva Protocol on Arbitration Clauses.
Party to the Geneva Convention of the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Appointment of Arbitrators
The Appointments Committee will take into account more particularly the availability, the qualifications and the ability of the arbitrator to conduct the arbitration. Where the parties have agreed to settle their dispute through a sole arbitrator, they may appoint him by mutual consent. When it has been agreed to appoint three arbitrators, each party shall nominate its arbitrator. More information on the website of Belgian Center for Mediation and Arbitration.
Arbitration Procedure
Complete procedures are available on the website of Belgian Center for Mediation and Arbitration.
Permanent Arbitration Bodies
Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration.
Brussels Mediation Center

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