The latest development in a long-running and controversial dispute between Thailand's Expressway and Rapid Transit Authority and a local/international joint venture, concerning the construction of a 55-kilometre expressway, is unlikely to be the end of what is increasingly regarded as a test of support for arbitration under Thai public sector contracts.
Including: Arbitration Agreements; Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements; Number and Appointment of Arbitrators; Qualifications, Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators; Challenges to and Removal of Arbitrators; Liability of Arbitrators; Jurisdiction; Arbitration Procedure; Provisional Measures and Court Assistance; The Award; Challenges to Awards; Enforcement of Awards; Appeals against Court Decisions; Costs; Institutions and Other Interest Groups; Court-annexed Arbitration.
The Arbitration Institute has revised and reissued its arbitration rules to take account of recent changes in arbitration law. The new rules came into force on May 2 2003. In a related development, the Office of Judicial Affairs has published official English-language translations of the new rules, the Arbitration Act 2002 and the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators.