Trade Disputes in Ireland

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Dublin International Arbitration Center: Arbitration is a well-established method of dispute resolution in Ireland. A modern legal framework -the UNCITRAL Model Law - is in place. Judges and the legal profession have considerable familiarity with the choice of arbitration as an alternative to litigation.
Arbitration Law
Arbitration has long been supported in Irish law, through legislation and by the judiciary. The Irish legal profession holds a rich repository of international commercial legal and business expertise.
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
Arbitration Procedure
- A certified copy of the whole of the document containing the arbitration clause;
- the names, addresses, solicitors and references of all the parties involved;
- an outline of the nature of the dispute;
- the names of any persons who are debarred from acting as arbitrator;
- an estimate of the amount involved in the case;
- where proceedings have already been commenced in the courts, evidence that they have been stayed to enable the reference to arbitration to proceed;
- evidence that all pre-conditions to the appointment as may be detailed in the arbitration agreement have been satisfied.
Permanent Arbitration Bodies
Dublin International Arbitration Centre (Sectors Covered: International Arbitration)

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