The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Spain

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes. 
  • Legal Provisions: Spanish Arbitration Act of of 23 December 2003, in force since 26 March 2004 (State Official Gazette No. 309 -Ley 60/2003 de 23 de diciembre, de Arbitraje); Spanish Civil Procedure Act of 2000 (State Official Gazette No.7, 8 January 2000).   

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 12 May 1977); reservations: none.   
  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 12 May 1975); reservations: none.  
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 18 August 1994); reservations: none.   
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 11 December 1997); reservations: none.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated November 2016