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Non-disclosure by arbitrator: a valid ground for challenge

Under Iranian arbitration law, the safest way for an arbitrator to avoid any future challenge is to, upon his appointment, disclose anything that might give rise to any sort of doubt as to his/her impartiality or independence. If such disclosure is not made in due time, anything that is revealed [...]

By |April 10th, 2020|Recent Experiences|

Stay or close of proceeding: the question of unfulfilled pre-arbitral steps

In the last few days, I was dealing with a multi-tiered dispute resolution clause, with ICC arbitration as the last step, and again, many questions regarding pre-arbitral steps started to whirl in my mind! In multi-tiered dispute resolution clause with arbitration agreements as the last step, while it is accepted [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|Recent Experiences|

Kluwer interviews with Oveis Rezvanian: Perspectives on Arbitration in Iran

On 16 August 2019, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, the leading source covering the news on international arbitration, conducted an interview with Dr. Oveis Rezvanian, director of Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC), about the perspectives on arbitration in Iran. After drawing a full image of TRAC’s organization and its scholarly activities, such [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|Iran Arbitration|

Delayed Payment Penalty in Iran

In a recent arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration Centre of Iran Chamber (ACIC) with my chair as the sole arbitrator, a question arose as to the matter of delayed payment penalty for foreign currencies under Iran legal system. The dispute was arising out of a charter party contract with [...]

By |July 23rd, 2019|Recent Experiences|

Time limitation in Iran arbitration

Time limit for rendering arbitration award under Iran law is a controversial matter, particularly when it comes to domestic ad-hoc arbitration. The common practice in Iran arbitration suggests that the default duration for rendering the award is three months. This understanding comes from Note of Article 484 of Civil Procedure [...]

By |June 4th, 2019|Recent Experiences|

Equal treatment: is there a solid definition?

Equal treatment and due process are perhaps two pillars of every arbitration proceeding. While the utility of some procedural features of arbitration (like document production) have been always discussed by practitioners and are still matters under question, equal treatment and due process have been always beyond any doubt that should [...]

By |April 28th, 2019|Recent Experiences|


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