UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
see this article in the full MAL
Article 1. Scope of application*
(1) This Law applies to international commercial** arbitration, subject
to any agreement in force between this State and any other State or States.
(2) The provisions of this Law, except articles 8, 9, 35 and 36, apply
only if the place of arbitration is in the territory of this State.
(3) An arbitration is international if:
(a) the parties to an arbitration agreement
have, at the time of the conclusion of that agreement, their places of
business in different States; or
(b) one of the following places is situated
outside the State in which the parties have their places of business:
the place of arbitration if determined in, or pursuant to, the arbitration
any place where a substantial part of the obligations of the commercial
relationship is to be performed or the place with which the subject-matter
of the dispute is most closely connected; or
(c) the parties have expressly agreed that
the subject-matter of the \arbitration agreement relates to more than one
(4) For the purposes of paragraph (3) of this article:
(a) if a party has more than one place of
business, the place of business is that which has the closest relationship
to the arbitration agreement;
(b) if a party does not have a place of
business, reference is to be made to his habitual residence.
(5) This Law shall not affect any other law of this State by virtue of
which certain disputes may not be submitted to arbitration or may be submitted
to arbitration only according to provisions other than those of this Law.
SEE ALSO THE SEPARATE ENTRIES FOR THE OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
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