UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings Get a Modern Makeover

Richard Bainter

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) recently updated and modernized its “Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings.” Over the past 20 years, the Notes have become an essential reference for attorneys and arbitrators faced with resolving disputes arising from international commercial transactions. The 2016 updates reflect a desire by UNCITRAL to provide expanded guidance in a number of areas, including evidence, consultations, confidentiality, administration of the proceedings, multiple languages, interim measures, amicable settlement of the dispute, and joinder and consolidation.

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