Besides the legislative framework governing the
field of arbitration in Malta, which framework contains a number of
international conventions such as the
UNCITRAL Model Law on International
Commercial Arbitration (First Schedule to the Arbitration Act) and the 1958 New York Convention on the
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (Second Schedule to the Arbitration
Act), there are a number of factors which make Malta an ideal venue for the
conduct of arbitration cases.
- A central location in the Mediterranean with links
to Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America.
- A society with high professional standards in the
legal and technological fields.
- Support in arbitration cases offered by the Malta
Arbitration Centre in terms of premises, facilities, staff and panels of
- Enforceability of awards: once an award is
registered with the Centre, it constitutes an executive title and can be
enforced as a judgement.