Arbitration Agreement (B104)

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Who can use this contract?

You can use this  Agreement if you are  an employer, main contractor or subcontractor and you want to refer disputes arising out of a project to the same arbitrator as those other parties.  And it is suitable for international or domestic disputes.

What is this contract for?

This Arbitration Agreement sets out the arrangements for conducting a three-party e arbitration

What are the main issues?

Identify the disputes that are the subject of the arbitration

Identify the arbitrator – either by name or by reference to the required qualifications. Our arbitration agreement has a two-stage appointment process with each party putting forward potential names of an arbitrator, failing which the decision will be made by an appropriate institution.

Then the  arbitration agreement needs to specify place of the arbitration, the governing law and language to be used

And the arbitration procedure should be set out to a reasonable extent.

Costs and expenses and how these will be shared and/or decided by the arbitrator should also be covered

What detailed terms does the contract contain?

The main points cover:

  • submission to and purpose of arbitration
  • appointment of arbitrator
  • place of arbitration
  • language
  • law
  • written pleadings & procedure
  • costs
  • binding effect
  • prior agreements superseded
  • settlement
  • interpretation

There is also a clause dealing with partial settlement before the arbitration has been completed.

The schedules will contain details of relevant contracts, disputes and matters to be decided by the arbitrator.

For more information on each of these sections, see our Explanatory Notes  which you will  receive when you download the document from our website.

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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes, all ContractStore’s templates are in MS Word and you can use the contract on more than one project. For more information, watch the video on this page of our website or see our FAQs

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Contract Author – Giles Dixon

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