Law On Arbitration

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Law on Arbitration.


Date LOV-2004-05-14-25


Affairs Ministry of Justice

Edited

LOV-2007-12-21-127 from 01.01.2008, LOV-2005-06-17-90 from 01.01.2008


Published in 2004 Booklet 6


Commencement 01.01.2005

Changes


Promulgated
14.05.2004

Short Title
Arbitration Act - Vogl.

Chapter Overview:

Chapter 1. General provisions (§§ 1-5)
Chapter 2. Relations with the ordinary courts (§§ 6-8)
Chapter 3. Arbitration Agreement (§§ 9-11)
Chapter 4. arbitral tribunal composition (§§ 12-17)
Chapter 5. the arbitral tribunal (§§ 18-19)
Chapter 6. Procedure in arbitration court (§§ 20-30)
Chapter 7. Decision of arbitration proceedings (§§ 31-38)
Chapter 8. Legal costs (§§ 39-41)
Chapter 9. Severability (§§ 42-44)
Chapter 10. Recognition and enforcement (§§ 45 - 47)
Chapter 11. Commencement and transitional provisions. Amendments to other laws (§§ 48-50)

Chapter 1. General Provisions

§ 1. Scope This Act applies to arbitration as agreed or provided by law, without regard to whether the parties is Norwegian or foreign. It applies only to arbitration taking place in Norway, unless otherwise provided in the second to fourth paragraphs.
Provisions of §§ 7 and 8 also apply when the place of arbitration is abroad or has not yet been determined.
Courts can make decisions that §§ 13, 15 and 16, cf. § 6, adds to them, even if the place of arbitration is not determined, if at least one of the parties has its place of business or habitual residence in Norway.
Chapter 10 also apply to foreign arbitrator.

§ 2. Derogation provisions in the Act Act rules may be waived by agreement to the extent set out in the individual sections.

§ 3. When written communication is deemed received Unless otherwise agreed, considered written communication received on the day the document is delivered addressee personally or delivered to his place of business, residence or mailing address. Can any of these addresses is ascertained after a reasonable investigation, considered written communication received on the day the document is sent to the recipient's last known place of business, residence or mailing address. Where the parties agree to use electronic communication, considered written communication received when it is sent to the appropriate electronic address and addressee has access to it.
This provision does not apply to treatment in the courts.

§ 4. Waiver of right to object A party who knows that the arbitral proceedings are not in accordance with the mandatory provisions of this Act or with the arbitration agreement, must submit an objection regarding this within the prescribed time limits, and if not so deadline is arranged, without undue delay. Otherwise, the opposition is being exercised.

§ 5. Confidentiality and transparency Unless the parties have agreed otherwise for the individual case, the arbitration proceedings and the arbitral tribunal decisions are not subject to confidentiality.
Outsiders can only be present during the arbitration proceedings when and to the extent that an agreement between the parties.

Chapter 2. Relations with the courts

§ 6. Role of the courts Courts have jurisdiction to hear or rule on the disputes subject to arbitration, only where required by the Act.
When courts have authority under this Act, the court shall have jurisdiction as the dispute could have been brought in the non existence of an arbitration agreement. Have no court authority under the provision in the first sentence, the Oslo District Court of competent jurisdiction. The court first has got to do with it, should treat following disputes in the arbitration. Evidence may also be carried out by another court.
Provisions of Civil Procedure Act apply to the courts dealt with the case, unless otherwise provided by this Act. The treatment in court is normally written. Oral proceedings shall considerations of prudent and fair trial dictate. The oral proceedings may be limited to specific issues. An action for setting aside an arbitral award pursuant to Chapter 9 treated by the general rules of the Dispute Act.

§ 7. Case before the courts courts shall dismiss lawsuits concerning legal matters which is subject to arbitration if a party requests dismissal latest when the party addresses the merits of the case. The court shall hear the case if it finds that the arbitration agreement is invalid or for other reasons can not be implemented.
If arbitration has been initiated under § 23 when legal proceedings, the case only if the court finds that the arbitration agreement is invalid or that the arbitration of other reasons can not be implemented.

Although lawsuits pending before the court, arbitral tribunal may commence or continue the arbitral proceedings and also settle the dispute.

§ 8. Provisional security courts may grant the use of protective measures by the Dispute Act Section 32 to 34 even if a dispute is subject to arbitration.

Chapter 3. The arbitration agreement

§ 9. The subject of arbitration disputes in legal relationships which the parties have unrestricted right of disposition may be settled by arbitration.
The private law effects of competition law can be tried by arbitration.

§ 10. Arbitration Agreement The parties may agree to submit to arbitration disputes which have arisen, and for all or certain disputes which may arise in a particular legal relationship.
Unless otherwise agreed between the parties in the arbitration agreement, the arbitration agreement with the transfer of the right conditions it covers.

§ 11. Consumer protection An arbitration agreement concluded before the dispute arose, are not binding on the consumer.
An arbitration agreement where a consumer is a party must be included in a separate document and signed by both parties. The agreement can be signed electronically if it is used an adequate method to authenticate the conclusion of the Agreement and ensure agreement.
A consumer who participates in proceedings before the arbitral tribunal without having been made aware of what an arbitral award will mean in terms of the possibility of re-examination, and that the arbitration agreement under the provisions of subsections is not binding, may claim to arbitration not binding agreed notwithstanding the limitation in § 18 subsection.

Chapter 4. arbitral tribunal composition

§ 12. Number of arbitrators The parties may agree how many judges arbitral tribunal shall consist of. Unless otherwise agreed, the arbitral tribunal shall consist of three judges.

§ 13. Appointment of the Tribunal arbitrators shall be impartial and independent of the parties, and qualified for the task.
Parties shall as far as possible appoint the arbitrators jointly.
If the arbitral tribunal of three members, and the parties can not agree on the composition, each appoint one member party. The deadline is one month after the party received a request for the appointment. These members shall jointly appoint the arbitral tribunal manager within one month.
If the arbitral tribunal can not be constituted in accordance with the agreement or subsections, each party may request that the court appoint the person or arbitrators missing. The appointment may not be appealed.
The first to third paragraphs may be waived by agreement.

§ 14. Grounds for challenging arbitrators Whoever approached about possible appointment as arbitrator, unsolicited disclose any circumstances that may be suitable to give rise to justifiable doubts about impartiality or independence. An arbitrator from appointment and throughout the arbitral proceedings shall immediately disclose to the parties about new such conditions.
Opposition may only be invoked against an arbitrator if circumstances exist that give rise to justifiable doubt arbitrator's impartiality or independence, or if he does not possess qualifications agreed to by the parties. Towards an arbitrator party has participated in the appointment of, it can only be done for reasons of which he becomes aware after the appointment has been made.

§ 15. Treatment of objection to an arbitrator if the parties have agreed to another method, the objection to an arbitrator justified and presented in writing to the Tribunal within 15 days after the party learned of the appointment of the judge and the circumstances the opposition is based on . Arbitral tribunal shall decide the objection, unless the judge withdraws or the other party agrees to the opposition.
If a challenge is not taken into account, and the parties have not agreed to another method, the party has promoted opposition, bring the issue before the courts within one month of having received that objection was not taken into account. Court rule on the issue. The ruling can not be appealed. The challenge can not be used later as invalidity or an objection against the recognition or enforcement. The arbitral tribunal, with the arbitrator that it is aimed objection, may continue the arbitral proceedings and settle the dispute even though the issue is pending before the Court.


§ 16. Failure to comply with an arbitration judge assignments If it becomes law or in fact impossible for an arbitrator to fulfill its mission, or an arbitrator for other reasons fails to act without undue delay, his mandate terminates if arbitrator withdraws or the parties agree about the termination. Otherwise, either party may request the courts by ruling settles the question whether the termination of a reason mentioned. The ruling can not be appealed.
That an arbitrator withdraws or the parties agree that the termination under subsection or § 15 first paragraph, does not imply any endorsement of that an objection under subsection or § 14 subsection is durable.

§ 17. Appointment of substitute arbitrator When arbitrator mission terminated in accordance with §§ 15 or 16, arbitrator withdraws for any other reason, the parties agree to revoke the appointment or in any other case of terminated, a new arbitrator shall be appointed according to the rules used for the appointment of the arbitrator being replaced.
All previous arbitral proceedings forming part of the basis for the decision, repeated if a new arbitrator is appointed.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

Chapter 5. The arbitral tribunal

§ 18. The arbitral tribunal on its own jurisdiction arbitral tribunal shall rule on its own jurisdiction, including any objections against the existence or validity of the arbitration agreement.
Making decisions under the first paragraph, an arbitration agreement which forms part of a contract, considered an agreement independent of the other parts of the contract. A decision by the arbitral tribunal that the contract is invalid, shall not of itself that the arbitration agreement is void.
Objection that the arbitral tribunal does not have jurisdiction to decide the case or claim, shall be exercised within the party's first post to the merits of the claim. The arbitral tribunal may allow objections to its jurisdiction submitted at a later date if the party is not essentially to blame for that objection was not put forward earlier. A party is not precluded from raising such an objection by participating in the appointment of the arbitral tribunal.
Arbitral tribunal may rule on an objection to its jurisdiction under either arbitration or arbitration award determining the dispute. If the arbitral tribunal under arbitration rules that it has jurisdiction, each party may, within one month of the decision was received bringing the issue before the courts that determine it by court order. The arbitral tribunal may continue the arbitral proceedings and settle the dispute even though the issue is pending before the courts.

§ 19. The arbitral tribunal to order interim measures arbitral tribunal may request of a party, order any party to take such interim measures as the arbitral tribunal on the basis of the dispute content deems necessary. The arbitral tribunal may as a condition for entry into force and implementation of the project require the person who has requested the measure to provide security for any consequences thereof within a specified period.
Arbitral tribunal may limit or revoke an interim measure.
If it turns out that the claim that the provisional measure would ensure not consisted at the time the measure was decided obliged the requesting action to replace the economic losses it has caused other parties. The claim is determined by the arbitral tribunal at the request of a party.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

Chapter 6. Procedure in arbitration court

§ 20. Equal treatment of parties The parties shall be given equal treatment at any stage of the arbitration proceedings and have a full opportunity to present her case.

§ 21. Rules of procedure within the scope of the parties' agreement and this Act the Tribunal shall consider the matter in the manner it deems appropriate. Once the arbitral tribunal has been appointed, should it or its leader discuss with the parties establish a plan for the further processing, unless otherwise agreed.

§ 22. The arbitration place in the absence of agreement on arbitration place, arbitral tribunal shall determine, having regard to the practical consideration of this matter, including the parties' ability to participate in an oral hearing.
Regardless of the place of arbitration the arbitral tribunal may, unless the parties have agreed otherwise, keep meeting where it deems it appropriate to consult, to examine witnesses, experts or parties, or to examine evidence.

§ 23. Commencement of arbitral proceedings Unless the parties have agreed otherwise, the arbitration proceedings commenced on the date the defendant receives a demand that the dispute be referred to arbitration.

§ 24. Arbitration Languages ​​In the absence of agreement on the arbitration language, arbitral tribunal shall determine the language.

Is arbitration language Norwegian, Swedish or Danish can be used.
The arbitration language shall be used in any written statement from the parties, in oral hearings and decisions and other communications from the Tribunal.
The arbitral tribunal may require written evidence translated into the language that the parties have agreed or that the arbitral tribunal.
Second to fourth paragraphs may be waived by agreement.

§ 25. Summonses and corresponding claimant shall within the deadline the parties or the arbitral tribunal, submit a writ for arbitration. In the writ shall state the requirements that apply, a statement indicating the outcome the claimant, the factual and legal grounds for the claim and the evidence that will be presented.
The defendant shall within the deadline the parties or the arbitral tribunal, submit a reply to the Tribunal. The response must state whether the claim in the writ accepted or contested, and whether he has any objections to the arbitration court dealing with the case. The reply must contain a claim with the outcome the defendants, the factual and legal grounds for the claim and the evidence that will be presented. The respondent submits a claim against whom judgment, the provisions of claim and reply to this requirement.
Parties may by agreement waive the requirements for the content of claim and reply as subsections sets.
Unless the parties have agreed otherwise, they can submit new claims, expand assertion of claims submitted, and submit new claim basis and new evidence. The arbitral tribunal may at the request of one party denying the change made when consideration of the merits propulsion or other important considerations suggest that it should not be permitted.

§ 26. Oral and written treatment arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to hold oral proceedings in the case or whether it should be decided on the basis of written proceedings. A party may request an oral hearing, which shall then be held at an appropriate stage of the proceedings.
The parties shall be given reasonable notice of any oral hearing and of any meeting which they are entitled to be present.
All statements, documents and other information submitted to the Tribunal, the party shall simultaneously transmit to the other parties. Material arbitration court receives directly from other than the parties shall immediately be sent to them.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement, except in consumer contracts.

§ 27. Failure of the parties If the claimant without reasonable cause fails to file a writ under § 25 first paragraph, the arbitral tribunal shall terminate the arbitration.
If defendants without reasonable cause, fails to submit a reply pursuant to § 25 subsection, the arbitral tribunal may continue the proceedings without attributing the omission effect that admission of the claimant's claim.
If one party is absent without reasonable grounds for an oral hearing or fails to submit documentary evidence, the arbitral tribunal may continue the arbitration and decide the case on the basis of the evidence.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

§ 28. Evidence The parties have the responsibility to clarify the case and have the right to lead evidence as they wish.
Arbitral tribunal may refuse evidence if it is obviously irrelevant to the determination of the dispute. The arbitral tribunal may limit the evidence if there is a reasonable relationship between the importance of the dispute or the significance proof has for determination of the case and the extent of evidence.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

§ 29. Surveyor arbitral tribunal may appoint one or more experts to declare specific issues to be determined by arbitration. The arbitral tribunal may require the parties to provide the expert with all relevant information and that they must submit or provide access to evidence.
An expert who has made a written statement, duties if it is required by the parties or the arbitral tribunal considers it necessary, to attend an oral hearing where the parties are given the opportunity to ask questions and to bring expert witnesses on the subject.
Provisions concerning challenge of arbitrators in §§ 14 and 15, first paragraph applies to the extent applicable to experts appointed by the arbitral tribunal.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

§ 30. Assistance from the courts arbitral tribunal or a party with the consent of the arbitral tribunal, may request that the court testimony from parties witness statements and other evidence. The arbitral tribunal shall be given reasonable advance notice of the evidence. The arbitrators are entitled to be present and to ask questions.

When an arbitral tribunal must decide the interpretation of the EEA Agreement with protocols, annexes and the acts exhibits are concerned, it may, unless the parties have agreed otherwise, on its own initiative or at the request of a party, request a court of to refer the question of interpretation to the court pursuant to the courts Act § 51a. the court may invite the court to give an advisory opinion on the interpretation of the EEA agreement.

Chapter 7. Deciding on the arbitration

§ 31. Right Application arbitral tribunal shall apply the rules of law which the parties have opted for the substance of the dispute in question. A reference to a country's legislation or legal system shall be construed as referring to the substantive law and not to its conflict of law provisions, unless otherwise stated.
Where the parties have not chosen law, the arbitral tribunal shall apply the rules imposed by Norwegian conflict rules.
The arbitral tribunal shall decide on the basis of fairness if the parties have expressly authorized the arbitral tribunal to do so.
When the arbitral tribunal determines its jurisdiction under § 18, first paragraph, section only insofar as it is consistent with § 43 first paragraph a and second paragraphs.

§ 32. The relationship of the parties procedural steps. Evidence assessment arbitral tribunal may only rule on the claims raised in the case. The decision must be within the scope of the claims by the parties and the court can only be based on the assertion basis that is invoked.
The tribunal determines the subject matter of the decision shall be based on at a free evaluation of the evidence presented.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

§ 33. Division of negotiation and adjudication arbitral tribunal may decide that it be negotiated separately on one or more claims in the case, or if one or more points in dispute.
Arbitral tribunal may separately determine one or more claims in the case or part of a claim.
The tribunal can adjudicate a claim basis separately only when it leads to the resolution of a claim.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

§ 34. Voting procedure The arbitral tribunal shall decide by majority vote. If it is not possible to obtain a majority of votes, the voice of the presiding arbitrator shall. Is there no majority for any result when monies or other sizes to be determined, be voices for higher amounts or sizes along with the voices of the closest to a majority.
If a minority of judges refuse to participate in a vote, the remaining arbitrators may make the decision.
Procedural issues can arbitrator presiding judge determine on their own, if he is authorized to do so by the parties or by the full court of arbitration.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

§ 35. Conciliation If the parties reach an amicable settlement to the arbitration court, the arbitration court at the request of the parties confirm an arbitral award, if it has reason to oppose this.
An arbitral award confirming a settlement has the same effect as any other arbitral award.

§ 36. The arbitral award arbitral award shall be in writing and signed by all arbitrators. In arbitral proceedings with more than one arbitrator, it is sufficient that the majority signs the arbitration award if the reason for that not everyone has signed, stated in the award.
Arbitral award shall state the reasons upon which it is based, unless the judgment confirming a settlement under § 35. Information on whether the verdict is unanimous. If that is not the case, state who disagree and which points the disagreement.
The arbitral award shall state the time and place of the judgment under § 22 first paragraph. The arbitration award shall be deemed made at such place.
Arbitration award sent to the parties.
The arbitral tribunal shall send a signed copy of the arbitration award to the district court for storage in the court archives.
Second and fourth paragraphs may be waived by agreement.

§ 37. Termination of arbitration arbitration ends with the final arbitral award or arbitration court's decision elevation for second to fourth paragraphs.
The arbitral tribunal shall terminate the arbitration if the claimant withdraws the claim, unless the defendant opposes raising and arbitration court finds that the defendant has a good reason to get arbitration.
The arbitral tribunal shall terminate the arbitration proceedings if the parties agree thereto.
The arbitral tribunal shall terminate the arbitration proceedings if it finds that the continuation of the proceedings has become unnecessary or impossible.
Arbitral authority ceases when arbitration proceedings have been completed, except for the provisions of §§ 38 and 44, second paragraph.

§ 38. Correction of the arbitral award. Supplementary Each party may, within one month after the judgment is received, request the arbitral tribunal to

A)

Directing a verdict due to spelling or calculation error, misprint or similar obvious errors has been a design that did not agree with the Court of Arbitration opinion and

B)
utter supplementary to the decision of the requirements set forth under arbitration and should have been decided but which are not included in the judgment.

The request is sent simultaneously to the other parties. The arbitral tribunal shall allow the request if there are grounds for it. Correction must be given at least one month after the request was received. Supplementary must be pronounced within two months of receipt of the request.
The arbitral tribunal may within one month after the verdict rectify on its own initiative. Parties shall be notified and given an opportunity to respond before straightening.
The provisions of § 36 also apply for rectification of the arbitral award and making of a supplementary.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement, except for the right to correct errors mentioned in subsection a.

Chapter 8. Legal costs

§ 39. Costs of the arbitral tribunal The arbitral tribunal determines its own fees and expenses, unless otherwise agreed between the arbitral tribunal and the parties. Determination shall be included in the judgment or decision concluding the matter. The amount due for payment one month after the judgment or decision is handed down.
Parties are jointly and severally liable for the costs of the arbitral tribunal, unless otherwise agreed between the arbitral tribunal and the parties.
Determination under subsection become enforceable unless it is brought to court within one month from the date the party received the decision on costs. If it is requested or made correction or making of a supplementary in accordance with § 38, a new deadline after the party received the decision. Court rule on the issue. If the costs of the arbitral tribunal will be reduced, given effect to the parties not bring the issue before the courts.

§ 40. Distribution of legal costs arbitral tribunal shall, upon request of a party to divide the costs for arbitration between the parties as it sees fit.
Arbitral tribunal may request of a party order another party to cover all or part of the party's costs with the matter if it deems this appropriate.
Arbitral distribution of the costs included in the judgment or order terminating the case. Arbitral allocation of costs between the parties is final.
This paragraph may be waived by agreement.

§ 41. Collateral arbitral tribunal may order the parties to provide security for the arbitration tribunal costs, unless otherwise agreed between the arbitral tribunal and the parties. The arbitral tribunal may fully or partially terminate the arbitral proceedings if such security is not provided.
If a party fails to provide required security, the other party may provide the security or submit the dispute to the courts for decision, unless the parties have agreed otherwise.

Chapter 9. Severability

§ 42. Requirements for setting aside the arbitration award An arbitral award may only be set aside as invalid by the courts through a lawsuit pursuant to §§ 43 and 44.

§ 43. invalidity Reasons An arbitral award may only be set aside by the courts if

A)
either party to the arbitration agreement lacks legal capacity; or the arbitration agreement is invalid under the laws to which the parties have agreed to the contract, or failing such agreement, under Norwegian law, or

B)
the Party bringing the action was not given sufficient notice of the appointment of an arbitrator or of the arbitration, or have not had an opportunity to present his views on the matter, or

C)
arbitral award falls outside the arbitration tribunal jurisdiction, or

D)
arbitral tribunal had an incorrect composition or

E)
procedure was contrary to the law or the parties' agreement and it is likely that the error may have influenced the decision.

When the question of the validity of an arbitration award has been brought before the courts should the court of its own motion set aside the award if

A)
dispute can not be settled by arbitration under Norwegian law, or

B)
arbitration award offensive to public policy (ordre public).

If the invalidity only affects part of the ruling, shall be invalid only affect this part.

§ 44. Lawsuit Deadline and processing of the lawsuit proceedings to set aside an arbitral award shall be within three months after the party received the arbitral award. Should the tribunal corrects or pronounce a supplementary by § 38, the time limit from this point forward. The same applies if the arbitral tribunal not to take into account a party's request for correction or making of a supplementary by § 38.

When it is prosecuted under subsection and there are grounds for invalidity, the Court on application by a party adjourn the case for setting aside and refer the arbitration to further processing and a new arbitration case if this can make that the basis for invalidity lapses.
Severability of an arbitral award means that the relevant arbitration agreement again become effective, unless otherwise agreed between the parties or required by the judgment set aside.

Chapter 10. Recognition and enforcement

§ 45. Recognition and enforcement An arbitral award shall be recognized and enforceable pursuant to this provision and § 46, regardless of which country it is given in.
Recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award requires a party making the arbitral award available in the original or a certified copy thereof. If the arbitral award has been made in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English, the party shall also make available an authorized translation. It may be required documentation that the existence of an agreement or other basis for arbitration.
Enforcement takes place under the rules of the Enforcement Act, unless otherwise provided by this chapter.

§ 46. Circumstances preventing recognition and enforcement Recognition or enforcement of an arbitral award may only be refused if:

A)
either party to the arbitration agreement lacks legal capacity; or the arbitration agreement is invalid under the laws to which the parties have agreed to the contract, or failing such agreement, the national law where the arbitral award was made, or

B)
the party that the arbitration award is invoked was not given sufficient notice of the appointment of an arbitrator or of the arbitration, or have not had an opportunity to present his views on the matter, or

C)
arbitral award falls outside the arbitration tribunal jurisdiction, or

D)
arbitral tribunal had an incorrect composition or

E)
procedure was contrary to the law of the place of arbitration or the parties' agreement and it is likely that the error may have influenced the decision, or

F)
arbitration award is not binding on the parties, or the temporary or permanent is set aside by a court of arbitration place or by a court in the jurisdiction the law is applied in determining disputed.

Courts shall of its own motion refuse recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award if:

A)
dispute could not be settled by arbitration under Norwegian law, or

B)
recognition or enforcement of the arbitral award offensive to public policy (ordre public).

If the reason for refusing recognition or enforcement only affects part of the judgment, it is only this part shall be refused recognition or enforcement.

§ 47. Postponement and collateral Court may postpone the decision on recognition and enforcement if it deems this appropriate, legal action for setting aside an arbitral award has been brought before a court as referred to in § 46 subsection f. The Court may in such case at the request of the party demanding recognition or enforcement, order the other party to provide security.

Chapter 11. Commencement and transitional provisions. Amendments to other laws

§ 48. Commencement This Act applies from the time King bestemmer.1

§ 49. Transitional provisions This Act applies to arbitration where the arbitration proceedings initiated after the Act came into force, with the exceptions set out in the second to fifth paragraphs.
§§ 10, second paragraph and 11 applies to arbitration agreements concluded after the entry into force.
Provisions of §§ 5 and 19 apply to arbitration where the arbitration agreement was entered into after the Act came into force.
Chapter 9 applies to a case concerning a waiver of the arbitral award is rendered after the Act came into force. For a case concerning a waiver of the arbitral award is rendered before the Act came into force, the Civil Procedure Act Chapter 32.
Chapter 10 applies to a case concerning the recognition and enforcement where a petition for enforcement filed after the Act came into force.

§ 50. Amendments to other Acts From the time the law comes into force, repealed Civil Procedure Chapter 32.
From the same date the following amendments to other Acts - - -