The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Belgium

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes (with amendments as adopted in 2006)
  • Legal Provisions: Part VI (Sections 1676-1722) of the Belgian Code of Covil Procedure. English translation available on the website of CEPANI.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 18 August 1975);reservations and declarations: In accordance with article I, paragraph 3, the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium declares that it will apply the Convention to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards made only in the territory of a Contracting State.
  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 9 October 1975); reservations and declarations: In accordance with article II, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Belgian Government declares that in Belgium only the State has, in the cases referred to in article I, paragraph 1, the faculty to conclude arbitration agreements.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 27 August 1970; entr yinto fore: 26 September 1970); reservations: none.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 16 April 1998; entry ); reservations: none.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated July 2017