Costa Rica

The legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: Law Number: 8937 Law on International Commercial Arbitration based upon the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. 

Arbitral Institutions

  • International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration

  • Center for Conciliation and Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce

  • Center for Dispute Resolution

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 26 October 1987); reservations: none.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 27 April 1993).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: No.


Last updated February 2019