Model arbitration clauses

The wording of the arbitration clause is of particular importance. Thus, due attention must be devoted to this issue, in order to avoid the risk that the will of the parties to resort to arbitration is not achieved. Several arbitral institutions are aware of this fact. This is the reason why they have prepared model arbitration clauses ready to be used.

Here below, you can find some of these model clauses.

  • Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC): "Any disputes, controversy or claims arising out of or in connection with this contract, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce" – for other model clauses and further details, please see the SCC’s website;
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA): "Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Arbitration of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration" – for further details, please see the CRCICA’s website;
  • China International Economic and Trade Commission (CIETAC): "Any dispute arising from or in connection with this Contract shall be submitted to China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) for arbitration which shall be conducted in accordance with the CIETAC’s arbitration rules in effect at the time of applying for arbitration. The arbitral award is final and binding upon both parties" – for further details, please see the CIETAC’s website;
  • Curia Mercatorum: "Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Curia Mercatorum Mediation/Arbitration Rules. [OPTIONAL] The proceedings shall be held in ………………… (venue) in ……………………..(language)" – for other model clauses, please see the Curia Mercatorum’s website;
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC): "All disputes arising out of or in connection with the present contract shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules" – for other model clauses, please see the ICC’s website;
  • Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC): "Any disputes arising out of, or in connection with the present contract shall be finally settled through arbitration under the Istanbul Arbitration Centre Arbitration Rules" – for further details, please see the ISTAC’s website;
  • Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM): "Any dispute arising out of or related to the present contract shall be settled by arbitration under the Rules of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (the Rules), by a sole arbitrator/three arbitrators, appointed in accordance with the Rule" – for other model clauses, please see the CAM’s website;
  • Piedmont Court of Arbitration: "Any dispute arising from this contract shall be subject to binding arbitration (“rituale”) under the Rules of the Piedmont Court of Arbitration. Arbitration shall adopt the ordinary procedure by law or the fast-track (ex aequo et bono) arbitration depending on the value in dispute, as provided for in these Rules" – for other model clauses, please see the Piedmont Court of Arbitration’s website;
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC): "Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (" SIAC ") in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (" SIAC Rules ") for the time being in force , which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. The seat of the arbitration shall be [Singapore]. * The Tribunal shall consist of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ** arbitrator(s). The language of the arbitration shall be _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ " – for other model clauses and further details, please see the SIAC’s website;
  • Venice Chamber of Arbitration: "All disputes arising out or in connection with this agreement with particular reference to, without limitation, its execution, performance, validity, default, termination and assessment of relevant damages, shall be settled by arbitration under the Arbitration Rules adopted by the Venice Chamber of Arbitration by an Arbitral Tribunal which shall consist of a Sole Arbitrator/three arbitrtors appointed by the Venice Chamber of Arbitration in accordance with those Rules. The Arbitral Tribunal shall decide in accordance with the rules of law of … The seat of the arbitration shall be … The language of the arbitration shall be …" – for other model clauses, please see the Venice Chamber of Arbitration’s website;
  • Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC): "All disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with this contract, including disputes relating to its validity, breach, termination or nullity shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna (Vienna Rules) by three arbitrators appointed one or in accordance with the said Rules" – for further details, please see the VIAC’s website.