The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No.

  • 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.

Arbitral Institutions

  • The International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova

  • Chisinau International Court of Commercial Arbitration (CACIC)

  • The Arbitration Court by the International Association of Road Transporters of Moldova (AITA)

  • The International Arbitration Court attached to Association of the Liquidators and Administrators in the Republic of Moldova (ALARM)

  • The National Court of Arbitration for Sports and Mediation of the Moldovan Football Federation

  • The Mediation and Arbitration Center of the State Agency on Intellectual Property.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 18 September 1998); reservations: The Convention will be applied to the Republic of Moldova only relating those arbitral awards that have been brought after entering into force of the Convention;
    The Convention will be applied to the Republic of Moldova, on the basis of reciprocity, only relating those awards made in the territory of another Contracting State.

  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 5 March 1998).

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 5 May 2011).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 10 June 1996).


Last updated February 2019