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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is a leading professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute practitioners worldwide. Our growing membership of 15,000 is based across 133 countries and supported by an international network of 39 branches.

As a not-for-profit, UK registered charity, CIArb works in the public interest through an international network of 37 branches.

In addition to providing education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, we act as an international centre for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business concerned with the cost-effective and early settlement of disputes. This gives users confidence that the very best people are helping to resolve their dispute.

For members, and where appropriate, non-members, CIArb offers a range of resources. It provides tools, support, advice, networking and promotional opportunities as well as facilities for hearings, meetings and other events.


Module 2 International Arbitration

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

To provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules underpinning the process and procedure of International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings.


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What are the learning outcomes? 

On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Define what is meant by the term “international” arbitration
  • Explain the principles and specific legal requirements of an international arbitration:
    • The legal framework including limitations of matters that may legally be arbitrated;
    • The contractual nature of the appointment of an arbitrator;
    • The rights, duties and responsibilities of a party to an arbitration;
    • The range and limitations of an arbitrator’s powers and jurisdiction;
    • The methods of initiating and processing an arbitration;
    • The relevance of the court regarding all stages in an arbitration;
    • The requirements of an enforceable award;
  • Evaluate and apply the principles and legal requirements of an international arbitration;
  • Identify, explain and apply the legal procedural principles, rules and agreements relevant to the conduct of an international arbitration.

What is covered in the Syllabus?

  • Fundamental principles of the arbitration process;
  • The UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules;
  • The arbitration agreement;
  • Commencement of an arbitration and appointment of an arbitrator;
  • Obligations of the tribunal, responsibilities and obligations of the parties;
  • An arbitrator’s jurisdiction and powers;
  • The arbitration process: meetings, timetable, submissions, experts, disclosure, hearings;
  • The powers of the court;
  • Interest and costs;
  • Essentials of an enforceable award; 
  • Challenges, appeals and enforcement.

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