The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Act of 1996 (Chapter 387, as amended).

Arbitral Institutions

  • The Malta Arbitration Centre (MAC) 

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 22 June 2000); reservations:

1. In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, Malta will apply the Convention only to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another Contracting State.

2. The Convention only applies in regard to Malta with respect to arbitration agreements concluded after the date of Malta's accession to the Convention.

  • European Convention: No.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 3 November 2003).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 21 May 2001).


Last updated February 2019