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Guys,wewillbereportingonthefirstpartofChapter5.

MynameisJust.Shobe.Rose.
Shobe:OurtopicwillbeInternationalCommercialArbitrationunder
theADRACTof2004.
Rose:WewillbediscussingTOGETHERthefirstfewimportantthings
toknowabouttheIMPLEMENTINGRULESANDREGULATIONor,
theIRR.
J:Soguys,thereisnothingsospecialaboutourreport.Thetopicisjust
alittlebittechnicalanditsbestifwehelpeachotheroutandmakeit
easyforeveryone.Doyouagree?
R:Ifyouguysagree,thatsgood.Kasiwewillbeaskingforhelpfrom
youtoday!Okaylangbayunguys?
S:Good!Wellstartbyasking,doyouhavefriendshere?Showyour
hands)askaudience,you?Whereareyourfriends?You?
J:Meronbangwalayungfriendsdito?Nasaibangklasesiguro?Show
hands!(groupthem)Yungsabinilafriendssila,groupyourselvesinto
friends.35memberswillbeenough.
R:Anyonewhodoesn'thaveagroupmate?Nowthinkofagroupname
guys!In10seconds,dapatmaygroupnamenaha!
Countdown!Getgroupnamesandwriteonboard.
R:Sabinganisir,wearerequiredtoreadbeforetheclass.Nagaralba
kayo?
J:Whyareweasking?Kasiguys,wehavesponsorsfortoday.Shobs
can you show them our sponsors! (Shobs opens manila paper)
ayaaaaaan!
S:Ayaaan!Wehavecouponsfromthesecompanies,guys!Wewillask
you questions from our report and every correct answer gives your
team,points.Theteamwiththehighestpointsattheendofthereport
getsall30couponsfromoursponsors.Okaybayon?
J:Letmeshowasample!(Showssample)butwaaaaittheresmore!
R:Dahilmasisipagnalawstudentskayoatlagingnagpupuyat,wehave
3 starbucks gcs here worth 100 pesos each. Yung makakasagot ng
bonusquestionsnamin,willgetone.Justraiseyourflagsifyouknow
theanswer!
J:OOOOWKAAAAY!SOEXCITING!AREYOUREADY?

S:WareunderthetopicofInternationalcommercialarbitration!
R:AndweareusingtheADRactof2004anditsimplementing
rulesandregulations!
J: QUESTION! Sinech ang pinakagwapong ADR STATCON
ATLEGTECHprofessorsaArellano?
123!GOOOOOOOO!
J: Okay guys, testing lang yon! At least alam naming,
magpaparticipatetalagakayo!HAHAHA!Totoonato!Round1!
#1
S:WareunderthetopicofInternationalcommercialarbitration!
R:AndweareusingtheADRactof2004!

J:QUESTION!WhatlawdidtheADRACTOF2004adoptas
thegoverningstatuteforinternationalcommercialarbitration(or
ICA)inthePhilippines?
UNCITRALModelLaw
#2
R: The IRR became the repository of the rules implementing
boththeModelLawandtheADRActof2004!
S:TheIRRwaspassedbytheDepartmentofJustice!
J:QUESTION!Whenwasitpassed?123goooo!
OCTOBER26,2009
#3
S:TheIRRprovisionsareadoptedinrecognitionofthebasic
premiseofpartyautonomyandselfdetermination!
R:Theyaredefaultrules,whichmeansthattheyareapplicable
onlyintheabsenceoforindefaultofapplicableprovisions.
J:QUESTION!Whatarethetwoagreementsthatcontainthese
socalledapplicableprovisions?
i.AgreementinforcebetweenthePhilippinesand
otherstate/s
ii. An agreement between the parties on the
applicablerules
SpeakingoftheIRR:
CARTOLINA!
QuickdiscussiononRulesofInterpretation:
JUSTdiscuss#1.InterpretatiionoftheADRact.Page61
ROSE:discuss#2InterpretationoftheModelLaw
SHOBE:discuss#3Enumeration

#4
R: Punta naman tayo sa Receipt of written communications!
Diba nga international yan. So may vital role ung written
communicationditosadealingsnila.Bothelectronicornot!
S: Sa sobrang importante nyan, the IRR actually devoted
provisions regarding the delivery and receipt of the written
communications!
J:QUESTION!KungsaRulesofCourt,angdatengfilingof
pleadingisthedateitwasmailed,anonamanpagsaIRR?When
isitdeemedreceived?
ONTHEDAYITISDELIVERED
#5
S:Rememberguys,thearbitrationismerit/evidencedbased!
Soitisveryprocedural.Therules,proceduresandconditionsare
reallystrictlyfollowed.
R:Soyoucanonlyimaginekunggaanokadamingobjectionsto
noncompliancewithrulesarebeingraisedbythepartiesina
proceeding.
J:Theseobjectionstononcomplianceshouldberaisedwithout
unduedelay.Otherwise,yourrighttoobjectisdeemedwaived.
QUESTION:Whatdoctrineisthisbasedon?
DOCTRINEOFESTOPPELINPAIS
#6
R: The proceedings records evidence and award in an intl
arbitrationarealsoconfidential!

S: The court can even issue protective orders to prevent and


prohibitunauthorizeddisclosures!
J:QUESTION!Whataretheexceptions?
i. With consent of the parties
ii. For the limited purpose of disclosing to
the court relevant documents in cases
where resort to the court is allowed
#7
S: The IRR mandates that the parties be treated equally and
givenfullopportunitytopresenttheirsides!Tobeheard!
R:TheIRRalsorequiresthatpartiesbegivenadvancenoticeof
any hearing and does not allow any party to delay the
proceeding.
J:Question!Inrequiringallthese,whatexactlyistheICAtrying
touphold?
DUE PROCESS
#8
R:Ontheactualproceeding,thepartiesusetheEnglishlanguage
bydefault.Iftheywant adifferent language,thepartiesmay
agreeindoingso.Samegoesforthedateofcommencement.
S:Theycanagreetodeterminewhen,butindefault,theyusethe
date on which a request for the dispute to be referred to
arbitrationisreceived.Asfortheplace,thepartiesdecidewhere.
J:QUESTION!Whatisthedefaultplaceforarbitrationherein
thePhilippines?
METRO MANILA
#9
S: The general governing law applicable to the complete
resolutionofthedisputeofthepartiesisSubstantiveLaw.
R:ButbecausePartyAutonomyreallyprevailsinICA,Eventhe
governinglawthatwillbeappliedmayalsobewhattheparties
agreeupon.
J: QUESTION! In the absence of an agreement between the
parties,whatlawshouldbeapplied?
CONFLICTS OF LAW OR PRIVATE
INTERNATIONAL LAW
#10
R: There is a person or institution named in the arbitration
agreement under whose rules the arbitration is agreed to be
conducted!
S: He is also authorized to make the default appointment of
arbitratorsorsolearbitrator!
J:(POINTCARTOLINA!Functionsoftheappointingauthority)
Thosearehisadditionalfunctions:QUESTION:WHOISHE?
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
#11BONUSQUESTION:
Whoisthedefaultappointingauthorityinanadhocarbitration?
IBP NATIONAL PRESIDENT or his
representative
#12
S:Inarbitrationwith1arbitrator,heshallbeappointed,uponthe
requestofapartybytheappointingauthority.

R:Inanarbitrationwith3arbitrators,eachpartyshallappoint
onearbitrator,andbothappointedarbitratorsshallappointthe
thirdarbitrator.
J:Iftheyfailindoingso,theappointingauthoritychoosesfor
them.
QUESTION!Whatisthedefaultnumberofarbitrators?
THREE

#13
R: The arbitral tribunal is deemed constituted when the sole
arbitratororthethirdmemberofthepanelofarbitratorshasbeen
nominatedandhasacceptedsuchnominationinwriting.
S:Ifanypartyisnotsatisfiedwiththeappointmentofany,some
or all of the arbitrators, he may file a petition in court to
challengetheappointment.
J:QUESTION!Whatarethetwogroundsforchallengingthe
appointmentofanarbitrator?
i.
ii.

Justifiable doubt as to his


impartiality or independence
Justifiable doubt as to his
possession of the
qualifications agreed upon by
the parties

Presentcartolina
illustrationofprocedureforchallenge
#14
S:Jurisdictionistherighttoactorthepowerandauthorityto
hearanddetermineacause.
R:Inarbitraltribunal,itistheauthoritybyvirtueofwhichitcan
resolve disputes in an arbitration proceeding by rendering an
awardthereon.
J: QUESTION! What are the two instances when an arbitral
tribunalactswithoutjurisdiction?
i.
Lack of jurisdiction
ii.
Excess of jurisdiction
Discussquickly
Rose:LackofJurisdiction
Just:ExcessofJurisdiction
Shobe:JudicialReview
TALLYSCORES.
WINNERS!
Taposnapo.