Dual-qualified International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration lawyer (Singapore and England & Wales). Chartered Institute of Arbitration Fellow. Member of SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators. Panel of Arbitrators and Panelist for Domain Name Dispute Resolution at the AIAC.
- A new Rule 2 now specifies the information, documents and fee required to register an arbitration with the KLRCA. Previously, the Rules only required that the party commencing the arbitration copy the notice of arbitration to KLRCA. It was then left to the KLRCA to follow-up and request further information. The aim of this revision is to reduce the time usually taken by the initiating party in submitting the necessary documentation for the KLRCA’s verification.
- The time for the appointment of arbitrators has been reduced to 30 days in line with the requirements under the Malaysian Arbitration Act 2005.
- A new Rule 5 now provide for challenges to arbitrators. Such challenges will be administered by the KLRCA and the Director will determine those challenges.
- Parties and the arbitral tribunal have 30 days to agree on a schedule of fees from the time of the appointment of the tribunal and to inform the KLRCA of such, failing which the KLRCA Schedule of Fees shall apply.