Gerard David

The Judgement of Cambyses, 1498

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The Guidelines contain general guiding principles for the Parties, arbitrators, and assistants to the Arbitral Tribunals on various aspects of the proceedings, and also reflect the world’s best practices in arbitration.

The Guidelines apply in the following cases:

  • in disputes administered by the RAC according to the RAC Rules;
  • when the RAC performs the function of the Arbitral Tribunal’s constitution according to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the RAC Ad Hoc Arbitration Rules, any other arbitration rules, including those stipulated by the Parties’ agreement;
  • when appointing emergency arbitrators of the RAC mutatis mutandis.

As a general rule, the Guidelines are not binding, but the Parties and arbitrators are encouraged to consider them as best practices in arbitration. The Parties, by their agreement, are also entitled to make the Guidelines binding in relation to a specific dispute.

For the purposes of the Guidelines, terms are defined in accordance with the Arbitration Rules.

The Guidelines are provided in the version dated 01 February 2022. They apply to disputes administered by the RAC, regardless of the version of the RAC Rules.

The Guidelines are provided in two versions in Russian and English, having equal legal effect. In case of conflicts, the Russian version takes precedence.

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