Court of Arbitration at the Polish Center of Commerce

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Court of Arbitration at the Polish Center of Commerce
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Type of organization: non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: 1950
  • Interests: Arbitration – Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: Commercial, Industrial and Financial Disputes

[edit] Description

The Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce was appointed on January 1, 1950 and operated under the name of the Council of Arbitrators at the Polish Chamber of Foreign Trade as a separate, independent unit, appointed to settle, as the arbitration court, the disputes resulting from international commercial relations.

Since 1990 the Court of Arbitration has been operating at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw and has become the most reputed and popular permanent Polish arbitration court, appointed to settle disputes which have arisen pertinent to specific contractual or non-contractual legal relationships, both international and domestic, to conduct mediation proceedings in accordance with the Court's own provisions, and – under the proper clause – to administrate ad hoc arbitration proceedings in pursuance of the UNCITRAL Rules of Arbitration as of 15 December 1976. Under the Ordinance of Minister of Finance of 23 September 2003, the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce is competent in examining cases related to the issue and use of electronic payment instruments.

The Court of Arbitration at the PCC is a member and one of the founders of the International Federation of the Commercial Arbitration Institutions, a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, a member of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris European Arbitration Group and the Special Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe established in compliance with article 4 of the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration of 21 April 1961.

Under The United Nations Convention of the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 10 June 1958 the awards of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce are to be enforced in over 100 countries which had acceded to the Convention.

[edit] Arbitrators and Mediators of the Court of Arbitration

Presently the List of Arbitrators – Chairmen of the Arbitral Tribunals includes 154 eminent arbitrators from: Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The List of Mediators includes 145 arbitrators from various parts of Poland.

[edit] Proceedings before the Court of Arbitration

The Court of Arbitration is competent if – under a valid arbitration agreement – the parties submitted for its settlement the disputes which have arisen or may arise between them pertinent to a specific contractual or non-contractual legal relationship. In order to submit the disputes for the settlement by the Court of Arbitration it is sufficient to include in the contract the following clause: “Any disputes resulting from or related to this contract are to be settled by the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw pursuant to the Rules of this Court”.

The course of the proceeding before the Court of Arbitration at the PCC is regulated by the provisions of the Rules of the Court of Arbitration as of 1 January 2005. According to the Rules the parties are free to choose the arbitrators, who subsequently appoint the presiding arbitrator from among the persons included in the List of Arbitrators – Chairmen of the Arbitral Tribunals maintained by the Court of Arbitration at the PCC. The parties may also decide the place and the language of the proceedings.

The fees for the proceedings before the Court of Arbitration at the PCC are specified in the Tariff of Fees for the Activities of the Arbitration Court at the PCC, constituting an attachment to the Rules. The fees are specified in relation to the value of the subject matter in dispute.

As a permanent arbitration court, the Court of Arbitration at the PCC provides reliable, quick, impartial and confident settling of disputes.

In the course of 55 years of activity it has settled 10.000 disputes. Between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2004, 2.200 disputes have been submitted, 1751 of which have been directed for examination and 1447 have been concluded with awards. In the year 2005, by mid-July 226 cases have been submitted and 220 have been concluded with awards.

The duration of proceedings concluded with an award usually equals 6 to 9 months from the appointment of the Arbitral Tribunal.

[edit] Contact

4 Trębacka Str. 00-074 Warsaw – Poland

Tel: +48 (22) 827 47 54

Fax: +48 (22) 827 94 01

Email: info@sakig.pl

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