Guyana's Arbitration Act

Guyana, previously known as British Guiana, is located in South America bordering with Brazil and Venezuela. It is a semi-presidential republic whose official language is English. Mediation and arbitration are well-structured alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in this country. The Arbitration Act of Guyana closely follows international standards. Indeed, to deal with the enforcement of foreign awards, the Arbitration Act incorporates the Convention on the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards signed on behalf of the British Crown in 1927 in Geneva.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What does happen if a party to an arbitration agreement files a lawsuit instead of submitting its legal dispute to an arbitrator?
What are the conditions for enforcement of foreign arbitration awards?
Can a court in Guyana compel witnesses to testify in arbitration?
Can the court extend the time frame for making an award?
What powers does the court have regarding an improperly procured award?


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