The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: International Commercial Arbitration Act No. 27449 of 4 July 2018.

Arbitral Institutions

  • Mediation and Commercial Arbitration Center at the Argentine Chamber of Commerce (CEMARC)

  • General Arbitration Tribunal of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)

  • Business Mediation and Arbitration Center (CEMA)

  • Arbitral Chamber of the Grain Exchange of Buenos Aires (CABC)

  • Argentine-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 14 March 1989); reservations: On the basis of reciprocity, the Republic of Argentina will apply the Convention only to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards made in the territory of another Contracting State. It will also apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, which are considered as commercial under its national law. The Convention will be interpreted in accordance with the principles and clauses of the National Constitution in force or those resulting from modification made by virtue of the Constitution.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 19 October 1994).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: No.


Last updated February 2019