UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings (2016)

Initially adopted by UNCITRAL in 1996 and updated in 2016, the Notes are designed to assist arbitration practitioners by providing an annotated list of matters on which an arbitral tribunal may wish to formulate decisions during the course of arbitral proceedings, including deciding on a set of arbitration rules, the language and place of an arbitration and questions relating to confidentiality, as well as other matters such as conduct of hearings and the taking of evidence and possible requirements for the filing or delivering of an award. The text may be used in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.