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Model Arbitration Clause

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach, or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be… (“one”,” three”, “one or three”);

The seat of the arbitration shall be… (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in… (insert desired language).

Customize Your Arbitration Clause

The customized arbitration clause allows the parties, where appropriate, to reduce the time and cost of an arbitration. This is especially useful for commodity traders, for instance, whose demands are always very immediate.

The Model Arbitration Clause, which is the foundation for each customized clause, provides for arbitration under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration with the option to initiate mediation under the Swiss Rules of Mediation at any time before or during the arbitral proceedings. You can select the Model Arbitration Clause alone. You can also customize the Model Arbitration Clause by adding any, or all, of the four options. Scroll over each option to learn more. When you have made your selections, click Show Arbitration Clause.

We want an award in 6 months

We want an award on the basis of documentary evidence only

We want a faster response time for the Respondent’s answer

We want a faster constitution of the arbitral tribunal

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Tip: The seat of arbitration is left open and needs to be filled in. In addition, even though each customized clause automatically provides for one arbitrator and English as the language, the parties are free to modify the language and the number of arbitrators to “three” or “one or three”.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

The dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

The Expedited Procedure shall apply and the dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit. The Expedited Procedure shall apply.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit. The dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit. The Expedited Procedure shall apply and the dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit. The Expedited Procedure shall apply.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit. The dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limit. The Expedited Procedure shall apply and the dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limits.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limits. The Expedited Procedure shall apply.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limits. The dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including regarding the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Arbitration Centre in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with those Rules.

The number of arbitrators shall be one;

The seat of the arbitration shall be … (name of city in Switzerland, unless the parties agree on a city in another country);

The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Within 15 days from receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit to the Secretariat an Answer to the Notice of Arbitration together, in principle, with any counterclaim or set-off defence. The time limit with respect to the designation of an arbitrator shall be 15 days. If the circumstances so justify, the Court may extend or shorten the aforementioned time limits. The Expedited Procedure shall apply and the dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.

Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre.


Arbitration Clause for International Distribution Contracts (IDArb)

The International Distribution Institute (IDI), together with the CentreI, suggests an IDArb specific model arbitration clause for contracts in the field of international distribution. Arbitrations conducted pursuant to this clause will be administered under the Swiss Rules.

IDArb Recommendations for the efficient conduct of the procedure, including in the case of expedited procedures, are made available to the Parties. An IDArb list of specialized arbitrators is also made available.

For further information, please visit the IDArb (IDI Arbitration Project) website.

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