The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Moldova

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: Law on arbitration (no.23-XVI), in force since 20 May 2008; Law on international commercial arbitration (no.24-XVI), in force since 20 June 2008.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 18 September 1998); Entry into force 17 December 1998; reservations: reciprocity; only applicable to those awards which were brought after the entry into effect of the Convention and only relating to those awards that have been made in the territory of another Contracting State.
  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 26 September 1997); Entry into Force of Convention: 5 March 1998; reservations: none.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 5 May 2011); Entry into force: 4 June 2011; reservations: on May 5th 2011 the Republic of Moldova notified that following Article 70 of the Convention the provisions of the Convention shall be applied only on the territory effectively controlled by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 10 June 1996); Entered into force: 16 April 1998.
  • International Energy Treaty: Yes (signed: 20 May 2015)

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated November 2016