Seat versus venue of arbitration: settling the conflictPosted: 1 June, 2020 Filed under: Damilola Raji | Tags: Arbitral Panel, Arbitral Tribunal, arbitration, Arbitration Law, arbitration proceedings, ‘seat’ of the arbitration, ‘venue’ and ‘seat’, differences, disputes, Egypt, geographical location, home of international arbitration, legal domicile, Nigeria, procedural rules, seat, venue Leave a comment
Author: Damilola Raji
Kenna Partners Associate
Disputes are an indispensable phenomenon in commercial relationships and arbitration, undoubtedly, is one of the oldest methods of resolving disputes. The flexibility in arbitration allows parties to determine the procedural rules that should be applicable where parties eventually go into arbitration. Consequently, the flexibility of arbitration reserved the rights for parties to determine the ‘venue’ and ‘seat’ of the arbitration. These two fundamental concepts have been the subject of several controversies in Arbitration. I shall proceed to consider the differences and nexus between ‘venue’ and ‘seat’ of arbitration.