The General Secretariat of the Institute of Arbitration is based in Brussels, the administrative center of Europe, in order to better coordinate procedures around the world. This allows its arbitration committees to sit in all countries.
The seat of arbitration depends neither from the nationality nor from the residence of the parties, but from their choice. The location of the hearings may even be different from the seat of arbitration. Some countries provide greater facilities or neutrality for international arbitration. To benefit from this flexibility the Standard Dispute Rules are very useful.
Clause for Domestic, International or Offshore Arbitration:
- "Any dispute shall be settled at .......(city*)....... by the Arbitral Court designated by the Institute of Arbitration (www.euro-arbitration.org), in accordance with the Standard Dispute Rules. This clause replaces all authority clauses contrary to it."
(*) city or capital of the country chosen by the parties
On the front of the document:
"A settlement through arbitration forms part of the general conditions mentioned on the back."
ATTENTION: use the special clause for transport activities.