Arbitration in Malta

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.

Why Malta:

  • 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 arbitrators.
  • Enforceability of awards: once an award is registered with the Centre, it constitutes an executive title and can be enforced as a judgement.
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