Lebanese Arbitration and Mediation Center

About Arbitration

WHAT IS ARBITRATION?

Arbitration is a technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts, whereby the parties consent to refer it to a sole arbitrator or an arbitral tribunal for adjudication.

WHAT IS THE ROLE PLAYED
BY LAMC IN ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS?

LAMC oversees the arbitration process and is responsible for:

  • Appointing arbitrators or confirming, as the case may be, arbitrators nominated
    by the parties in both LAMC and ad hoc proceedings as the case may be;
  • Deciding upon challenges of arbitrators;
  • Fixing and extending time limits;
  • Scrutinizing and approving all arbitral awards;
  • Fixing the arbitrators' fees taking into consideration the amount in dispute

NEW ARBITRATION RULES 2024
Rules


The Lebanese Arbitration and Mediation Center (LAMC) is pleased to present our new arbitration rules 2024, which we have been diligently working on to enhance the arbitration process in Lebanon and the region. The new arbitration rules are effective as from 1 July 2024.

LAMC - New Arbitration Rules 2024

ARBITRATION CLAUSE

Parties wishing to make reference to LAMC arbitration in their contracts should use the following standard clause:

“Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, its interpretation, execution, the termination or invalidity thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Arbitration of the Lebanese Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the Beirut and Mount-Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture”.

FILING A REQUEST FOR ARBITRATION

Where to File

To begin an LAMC arbitration, original copies of the Request for Arbitration shall be filed with the Secretariat at its office in Beirut and by email at lamc@ccib.org.lb, in accordance with Article 3 of the LAMC Rules of Arbitration.

No particular form is required for the filing of the Request for Arbitration, however, the requirements contained in Article 3 of the LAMC Rules of Arbitration must be observed.

Number of Copies

Claimant shall provide the Secretariat with a number of original copies of the Request for Arbitration sufficient to provide one copy to each party, one copy to the Secretariat and one copy to each arbitrator, in accordance with Article 2.6 of the LAMC Rules of Arbitration.

Filing Fee

The filing of the Request for Arbitration must be accompanied by a non-refundable registration fee of 1,000 USD, which will cover a portion of the administrative costs of the Center.

COSTS AND PAYMENT

Breakdown of costs

The costs involved in LAMC arbitrations are as follows:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of 1,000 USD to be paid by Claimant upon registration of a Request for Arbitration or by Respondent for the registration of a Counterclaim;
  • Administrative expenses of LAMC;
  • Arbitrators' fees (and expenses as the case may be).

It should be noted that the administrative expenses and arbitrators' fees are calculated on the basis of the amount in dispute, in accordance with the Schedule of Fees.

The parties are normally requested to pay a provision for the costs of arbitration referred to above in equal shares (save for the registration fee of 1,000 USD) before the Secretariat transfers the case file to the Arbitral Tribunal. In multi-party arbitrations, the Court has discretion to require from the parties the payment of the provision in the manner it deems fit. 

The Court will fix the actual costs of arbitration at the end of the case. If the actual costs of arbitration exceed the provision paid by the parties, the parties shall be requested to pay the outstanding amounts before thy can be notified a copy of the award. If there is any money left over, it will be reimbursed to the parties.

Schedule of fees

LAMC PDF

Upcoming events

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The new LAMC Rules of Arbitration will be launched soon.