The new LCIA Arbitration Rules 2014 — conduct legal representatives

By Mark Breslin

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has recently confirmed that the new LCIA Arbitration Rules have been formally adopted by the LCIA court and will come into effect on 1 October 2014. The LCIA Arbitration Rules have not substantially changed since 1998 so the amendments are long overdue.

The new rules aim to ensure an effective, efficient and fair process and, while there are many notable changes, the new article 18 is by far the most significant development.

Article 18 deals with the conduct of the parties’ legal representatives and introduces general guidelines by way of a separate annex, which, according to the LCIA website, is intended to promote the good and equal conduct of the parties’ legal representatives…

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