Answer ... Under Bahraini law, a party can apply to the Bahraini Civil High Court to set aside an award if:
the party making the application can prove that:
- a party to the arbitration agreement was under some incapacity; or
- the agreement is invalid under the law to which the parties have subjected it or, failing any indication thereof, under Bahraini law;
- the party making the application was not given proper notice of the appointment of an arbitrator or the arbitral proceedings, or was otherwise unable to present its case;
- deals with a dispute not contemplated by, or not falling within, the terms of the agreement to arbitrate;
- contains decisions on matters that are beyond the scope of the arbitration; however, if these can be separated from the rest of the award, only that part of the award which contains decisions on matters not submitted to arbitration will be set aside; or
- conflicts with Bahraini public policy;
- the composition of the arbitral tribunal or the arbitral procedure was not in accordance with the parties’ agreement (unless the agreement conflicts with Bahraini law) or, failing such agreement, was not in accordance with Bahraini law; or
- the court finds that the subject matter of the dispute is not arbitrable under Bahraini law.
Answer ... An application to set aside an award must be made within three months of either the date of the challenging party’s receipt of the award or the date on which a party’s request for correction or interpretation of an award, or for an additional award, is disposed of by the tribunal.
Answer ... Parties are not permitted to exclude any rights of challenge or appeal.