What legislation applies to arbitrations in your jurisdiction? To what extent has your jurisdiction adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration?

There are two Acts in force in Malaysia, namely the Arbitration Act 1952 (“1952 Act”) and the 2005 Arbitration Act (“the Act”).  The Act is based on the Model Law and the New Zealand Arbitration Act 1996. The 1952 Act only applies to arbitrations commenced prior to 15th March 2006.

* This interview has been extracted from the AIAC’s August 2020 Newsletter.