UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
Legal Provisions: Bahrain Arbitration Law No. 9/2015.
The Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA)
GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre
New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 6 April 1988); reservations:
1. The accession by the State of Bahrain to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 1958 shall in no way constitute recognition of Israel or be a cause for the establishment of any relations of any kind therewith.
2. In accordance with article 1 (3) of the Convention, the State of Bahrain will apply the Convention, on the basis of reciprocity, to the recognition and enforcement of only those awards made in the territory of another Contracting State party to the Convention.
3. In accordance with article 1 (3) of the Convention, the State of Bahrain will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, which are considered as commercial under the national law of the State of Bahrain.
ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 14 February 1996).
Energy Charter Treaty: No (observer to the Energy Charter Conference by invitation).
Last updated February 2019