UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
see this article in the full MAL
Article 8. Arbitration agreement and substantive claim before court
(1) A court before which an action is brought in a matter which is the subject of an arbitration
agreement shall, if a party so requests not later than when submitting his first statement on the
substance of the dispute, refer the parties to arbitration unless it finds that the agreement is null
and void, inoperative or incapable of being performed.
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