Launch of the revised KLRCA Arbitration Rules

Singapore International Arbitration Blog

On 2 July 2012, the latest version of the KLRCA Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”) will come into force. The Rules update the KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2010 and follow on the heels of the Arbitration Amendment Act 2011 which sought to enhance and emphasise the Malaysian courts’ non-interventionist and pro-enforcement stance in international arbitration.

In particular section 8 of the Act was specifically amended to explicitly state that the courts are entitled to intervene only in situations expressly provided for by the Act. Previously, it had been worded more vaguely as “[u]nless otherwise provided, no court shall intervene in any of the matters governed by this Act“.

A copy of the Rules can be found here. Some of the more pertinent revisions are as follows.

  1. A new Rule 2 now specifies the information, documents and fee required to register an arbitration with the KLRCA. Previously, the Rules only…

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