United Kingdom ARBITRATION

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United Kingdom includes: England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland

United Kingdom is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 26 May 1965
  • Deposit of Ratification: 19 December 1966
  • Entry into Force: 18 Janaury 1967
  • Article 70 - Notice of Exclusion (19 June 1973): British Indian Ocean Territory, Pitcairn Islands, British Antarctic Territory, Soveriegn Base Areas of Cyprus
  • As of 1 July 1979 the United Kingdom extended the ICSID Convention to apply to Jersey, and as of 1 November 1983 to the Isle of Man
  • On 7 May 1968, pursuant to Article 25(3) of the ICSID Convention, the United Kingdom designated 11 consituent subdivisions/agencies as compentant to be parties to an ICSID arbitration: 1) Bermuda; 2) British Virgin Islands; 3) Cayman Islands; 4) Falkland Islands (Malvinas); 5) Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Dependencies; 6) Gibraltar; 7) Montserrat; 8) Anguilla; 9) St. Helena; 10) St. Helena Dependencies; 11) Turks & Caicos Islands  *On making the designation, the United Kingdom also notified ICSID, that UK approval would not be required for consents by the aforementioned 11 entities to submit disputes to ICSID.
  • On 11 June 1973, pursuant to Article 25(3) of the ICSID Convention, the United Kingdom designated 1 consituent subdivision/agency as compentant to be a party to an ICSID arbitration: 1)  Guernsey (Bailiwick of)*On making the designation, the UK also notified ICSID, that UK approval would not be required for consents by the Bailiwick of Guernsey to submit disputes to ICSID.
  • On 1 October 1990, pursuant to Article 25(3) of the ICSID Convention, the United Kingdom designated 2 consituent subdivisions/agencies as compentant to be a party to an ICSID arbitration: 1) Jersey (Bailiwick of); 2) Isle of Man *On making the designation, the UK also notified ICSID, that UK approval would not be required for consents by the Bailiwick of Jersey or the Isle of Man to submit disputes to ICSID.
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, United Kingdom has designated “Bermuda -Supreme Court of Bermuda; British Virgin Islands - West Indies Associated States Supreme Court; Cayman Islands - Grand Court of the Cayman Islands; England and Wales - The High Court; Falkland Islands (Malvinas) - Supreme Court of the Falkland Islands; Falkland Islands Dependencies - Supreme Court of the Falkland Island Dependencies; Gibraltar - Supreme Court of Gibraltar; Guernsey (Bailiwick of) - Islands of Guernsey, Herm and Jethou Royal Court sitting as Ordinary Court; Islands of Alderney - Court of Alderney; Island of Sark - Court of the Seneschal of Sark; Isle of Man - The High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man; Jersey (Bailiwick of) - The Royal Court of Jersey; Montserrat - West Indies Associated States Supreme Court; Northern Ireland - The High Court in Northern Ireland; Anguilla - West Indies Associates States Supreme Court; St. Helena - Supreme Court of St. Helena; St. Helena Dependencies - Supreme Court of St. Helena; Scotland - The Court of Session; Turks and Caicos Islands - Supreme Court of the Turks and Caicos Islands” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 69 of the ICSID Convention, the United Kingdom enacted the Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act 1966 (1966 c. 41); The Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act 1966 (Commencement) Order 1966 (Statutory Instruments, 1966, No. 1597, December 21, 1966); The Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act 1966 (Application to Colonies etc.) Order 1967 (Statutory Instruments, 1967, No. 159, February 10, 1967); The Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) (Guernsey) Order 1968 (Statutory Instruments, 1968, No. 1199, July 26, 1968); The Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) (Jersey) Order 1979 (Statutory Instruments, 1979, No. 572, May 23, 1979); The Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act 1983 (an Act of Tynwald) to make the Convention effective in their jurisdiction.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention the United Kingdom has made the following panel designations effective until 16 February 2010:
    - Sir Sydney LIPWORTH, QC: Past Chairman, Monopolies & Mergers Commission
    - Mr. Arthur MARRIOTT, QC: Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration
    - Mr. Francis NEATE: Solicitor of the Supreme Court
    - The Rt. Hon. Sir Christopher STAUGHTON: Past Lord Justice of Appeal
    - Sir Franklin BERMAN, KCMG QC: Past Legal Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
    - Sir David A.O. EDWARD, KCMG QC: Past Judge, Court of Justice of the European Communities
    - Prof. Christopher GREENWOOD, CMG QC: Professor of International Law, London School of Economics
    - The Rt. Hon. Lord Michael MUSTILL: Past Lord of Appeal

United Kingdom is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 24 September 1975
  • Entry into Force: 23 December 1975
  • United Kingdom will only apply the New York Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting state
  • United Kingdom extended the territorial application of the Convention, for the case of awards made only in the territory of another contracting State, to the following territories: Gibraltar (24 September 1975), Isle of Man (22 February 1979), Bermuda (14 November 1979), Cayman Islands (26 November 1980), Guernsey (19 April 1985), Jersey (28 May 2002).

The United Kingdom has enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as adopted in 1985 and is therefore now popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law State

The United Kingdom is a Contracting State to both the 1899 & 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • 1899 Entry into Force: 4 September 1900
  • 1907 Entry into Force: 12 October 1970

The United Kingdom is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 24 October 1945

Official State Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Official Language: English

Recognised Regional Languages: Irish, Welsh dialect, Scottish dialect

Capital: London

Motto: "God Save the Queen"

Currency: Irish, Ulster Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Welsh, Cornish

Time Zone: GMT (UTC+0)

International Calling Code: +44

Internet TLD: .uk

Two islands to the north-west of continental Europe. Highlighted are the larger island and the north-eastern fifth of the smaller island to the west.

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