Saudi Arabia

Law of Arbitration (promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/34 dated 24/5/1433H (April 16, 2012)

Year of Version:2012
Date of Entry into Force:July 8, 2012
Date of Text (Enacted):April 16, 2012
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Notes:
The Law of Arbitration (“the Law”) (promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/34 dated 24/5/1433H (April 16, 2012)) was published in the Official Gazette (Um al-Qura) on June 8, 2012 and it entered into force on July 8, 2012.
The Law contains 7 chapters and 58 articles: Chapter 1 (Articles 1-8) on General Provisions; Chapter 2 (Articles 9-12) on Arbitration Agreement; Chapter 3 (Articles 13-24) on Arbitration Tribunal; Chapter 4 (Articles (25-37) on Arbitration Proceedings; Chapter 5 (articles 38-48) on Proceedings for Deciding Arbitration Cases, Chapter 6 (Articles 49-51) on Nullification of Arbitration Award; Chapter 7 (Articles 52-55) on Authority and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards; Chapter 8 (Articles 56-58) on Concluding Provisions.

Article 57 indicates that this Law shall supersede the Law of Arbitration promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/46 dated 12/7/1403H (April 24, 1983).
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Arabic

نظام التحكيم (الصادر بالمرسوم الملكي رقم 34/م المؤرخ 24/5/1433 الموافق 16 أبريل 2012 نظام التحكيم (الصادر بالمرسوم الملكي رقم 34/م المؤرخ 24/5/1433 الموافق 16 أبريل 2012, Complete document (pdf) [168 KB]

English

Law of Arbitration (promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/34 dated 24/5/1433H (April 16, 2012) Law of Arbitration (promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/34 dated 24/5/1433H (April 16, 2012), Complete document (pdf) [122 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:SA057

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