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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES International arbitration in Malaysia continues to be governed by the Arbitration Act 2005, to which no legislative amendment has been made since the latest amendments in 2018. A.2 Institutions, rules and infrastructure The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) is Malaysia’s leading arbitration institution, with several key launches in 2021. On 1 August 2021, the AIAC launched the latest revisions to its Arbitration Rules (“AIAC Rules 2021“), carefully designed to enhance efficiency…

MALAYSIA Eddie Chuah A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation The law and practice of arbitration in Malaysia continue to be governed by the Arbitration Act 2005 (“Act”) with amendments made in 2018. No legislative amendment was made in 2019. A.2 Institutions, Rules and Infrastructure As previously highlighted, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) was renamed as the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in 2018. The AIAC continues to grow to be a multi-service…

Get a quick comparison of commonly used arbitration rules in the ASEAN region in this Chart of Arbitral Institutions. We have refreshed our chart to include the new SIAC Rules 2016 (Singapore) and SHIAC 2016. Other arbitration rules that are analysed include the ICC Rules 2012, the KLRCA Rules (Malaysia), the VIAC rules 2012 (Vietnam), the BANI rules (Indonesia), the UNICITRAL Ad Hoc Rules 2013 and the PDRCI Rules 2015 (Philippines).