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Updates To LCIA’s Arbitration Rules

The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) amended the LCIA Arbitration Rules which took effect on 1 October 2020. 

Below are some of the notable amendments:

  • Additional tools allowing arbitrators to expedite proceedings;

  • Refinement and expansion of the provisions accommodating the use of virtual hearings;

  • Confirming the primacy of electronic communication with the LCIA and in the arbitration, as well as confirming the facilitation of electronically signed awards;
  • Inclusion of explicit provisions addressing the role of Tribunal secretaries;

  • Broadening of LCIA Court and Tribunal power to order consolidation and concurrent conduct of arbitrations;

  • Explicit consideration of data protection and regulatory issues.

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