UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
see this article in the full MAL
Article20. Place of arbitration
(1) The parties are free to agree on the place of arbitration. Failing such agreement, the place of
arbitration shall be determined by the arbitral tribunal having regard to the circumstances of the
case, including the convenience of the parties.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of this article, the arbitral tribunal may,
unless otherwise agreed by the parties, meet at any place it considers appropriate for consultation
among its members, for hearing witnesses, experts or the parties, or for inspection of goods, other
property or documents.
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