FAI acting as appointing authority under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

FAI Administrative Procedures for Cases Under the 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and FAI Administrative Procedures for Cases Under the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitral Rules

According to Article 1.2 of the FAI Arbitration Rules, the FAI may be designated as appointing authority without subjecting the arbitration to the provisions contained in the FAI Arbitration Rules. Based on this provision, the FAI may serve as appointing authority inter alia in proceedings governed by the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

“FAI Administrative Procedures for Cases under the 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules” and “FAI Administrative Procedures for Cases under the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules” are intended to supplement the provisions set out in the 2010 and 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, respectively, providing additional guidance concerning the manner in which the FAI will perform the functions of an appointing authority under the 2010 and 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Pursuant to the 2010 and 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the parties may agree on an appointing authority already in their arbitration agreement, or at any time during the arbitration proceedings.

When designated to act as appointing authority under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the FAI will perform upon request the following functions:

(a) appointment of arbitrators;
(b) decisions on the challenge of arbitrators; and
(c) replacement of arbitrators.

 

FAI Administrative Procedures for Cases Under the 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (pdf)
FAI Administrative Procedures for Cases under the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (pdf)

 

Model Arbitration Clause – FAI as Appointing Authority under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to his contact, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce shall act as appointing authority and provide administrative services in accordance with its administrative procedures for cases under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Note: Parties may wish to consider adding:

(a) The number of arbitrators shall be [choose one or three].
(b) The place of arbitration shall be [specify town and country].
(c) The language of the arbitration shall be [specify the language].