A CAfA arbitration is commenced by:
1. sending an e-mail with your request for CAfA arbitration by e-mail to email@example.com; or
2. using the download request form; or
3. filling in the online form below. Please, first enter your e-mail address, you will receive an e-mail with a link to enter the CAfA online arbitration request form on the NAI website.
The application form is completely free. The arbitration will be deemed to have been commenced on the date the request is received by the administrator (CAfA Arbitration Rules, hereinafter “Rules”, Article 7(1)).
The requirements a request for arbitration must meet are stated in Article 7(2) of the Rules. It should be noted that, if the request does not meet the requirements stated in Article 7(2), the administrator will contact the claimant in order to obtain additional information or amendment of the request as necessary. The administrator shall be authorised to suspend handling the request, this may lead to a delay in dealing with the request (Article 7(3)). The administrator will send one copy of the request to the respondent and invite him to respond to the request in a short answer (Article 8(1)).
The request for arbitration and the short answer serve as an introduction to the arbitral proceedings and are designed to further the process of appointing arbitrators. They do not prejudice the right of the parties to submit a statement of claim or a statement of defence (Article 9(1)).
The special requirements a request for summary arbitral proceedings must meet are stated in Article 36.
Enter your email address to access the online arbitration request form. You receive an e-mail with a link to enter the CAfA online arbitration request form on the NAI website.