The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: The Law of Arbitration in Civil and Commercial Disputes (Royal Decree 47/1997), as amended by Royal Decree 3/2007.

Arbitral Institutions


Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 25 February 1999); reservations: none.

  • European Convention: No.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 24 July 1995).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: No.


Last updated February 2019