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Arbitration (Scotland) ACT 2010

Commencement and implementation

16.The Act was brought into force on 7th June 2010 for non-statutory arbitrations. The commencement of the provisions of the Act and its implementation is described below as it stood at the date of publication of these Notes. The commencement and transitional arrangements are set out in sections 33, 35 and 36 of the Act and in the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/195), with the transitional arrangements described below in relation to section 36.

17.The Rules of the Court of Session as they apply to arbitration have been updated with the addition of a new Chapter 100 (arbitration) of those Rules and the substitution of Part IX of Chapter 62 (recognition and enforcement foreign arbitral awards—formerly under the UNCITRAL Model Law and now for awards under the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and other foreign awards). The rules changes were made by paragraph 10 of Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 4) (Miscellaneous) 2010 (S.S.I. 2010/205).

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