Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution method to litigation in state courts. It is generally considered as the most effective means of resolving both domestic and international commercial disputes. Any dispute that can be settled by agreement between the parties may be referred to arbitration for final decision.

Arbitration has many advantages over litigation in state courts:
  • Speed
  • Flexibility
  • Expertise
  • Confidentiality

TIArb Arbitration Clause

“Any dispute or reference of any kind whatsoever which arises or occurs between the parties in relation to anything or any matter arising out of or in connection with this agreement shall be referred to arbitration administered by the Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators under its Arbitration Rules.

Request for Arbitration

Any party wishing to commence arbitration under TIArb Rules shall send to TIArb a written request for arbitration, which shall include or be accompanied by:-
  • The names and all addresses of parties to the dispute;
  • A brief nature of the dispute and circumstances of the dispute;
  • A statement of any matters on which the parties have previously agreed to conduct arbitration;
  • Copies of the contractual documents under which the dispute arises;
  • Any separate submission or reference to the arbitration and shall confirm to the TIArb that copies have been sent to all the other parties.

Why TIArb?

  • An appointment authority, assisting with the appointment of arbitrators to arbitrations conducted at the TIArb or elsewhere;
  • Exclusive administration of arbitrations governed by TIArb Arbitration Rules;
  • Administrative facilities, including conference, meeting, and hearing rooms;