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12.- Qualifications and Registration of Natural Persons as Arbitrator Members
12.1    The qualification criteria for registration of a natural persons as an
            Arbitrator Member with the NCAC are as follows:
     a-    being at least 30 (thirty) years old;
     b-    holding a bachelor’s degree specialized in any field of study from any
            faculty in Cambodia or overseas;
     c-    having attended training courses on arbitration organized by the
            NCAC, or training courses organized by any professional commercial
            arbitration centre   recognized by the NCAC; and
    d-    having passed an exam organized by the NCAC or by any commercial
            arbitration institution recognized by the NCAC.

12.2    Failing to fulfill all of the criteria in Article 12.1, a natural person may be
           registered as an Arbitrator Member if such applicant has any of the
           following qualification:
     a-    has acted as a member,duly registered as an arbitrator,for at least 2
            (two) years at a professional commercial arbitration institution
            recognized by the NCAC;

     b-    hasacted as an arbitrator or representative in commercial arbitration
            proceedings on 3 (three) or more cases or have written at least 3
            (three)commercial arbitral awards when acting as arbitrator;
            A natural person, who has the qualification determined under item (b)
            above, shall pass an exam organized by the NCAC or a commercial
            arbitration institution recognized by the NCAC; or

    c-    has had a certificate of registration as an arbitrator at the NCAC and has
           maintained such membership at the NCAC for at least 2 (two)
           consecutive years from the date of registration.

12.3    Subject to approval by the General Assembly, the Executive Board may
           determine additional qualification criteria as it thinks appropriate and
           beneficial for the NCAC.

12.4    An Arbitrator Member shall not:
     a-    be an official or hold any title or position within the hierarchy of the
             executive, legislative or judiciary branches.
     b-    haveany of the circumstances referred to in Article 19.1 below be
             applicable or relevant to him or her.

12.5    Arbitrator Members shall have the right to:
     a-    be listed as an arbitrator registered with the NCAC.
     b-    attend General Assembly meetings and vote on matters presented
             therein.
     c-    be a member of any committee of the NCAC.
     d-    be the candidate to be elected as the member of the Executive Board,
             or any other body of the NCAC.
     e-    do other activities as provided for under the Law on Commercial
            Arbitration and the Sub-Decree No. 124.

12.6    The following procedure shall apply to the application for the
           registration of an Arbitrator Member:
      a-   the applicant shall submit his or her full and complete application and
            relevant contact details to the NCAC using Form A (available on the
            website and at the head office of the NCAC) together with documents
            demonstrating that the applicant fulfills the qualification criteria
            mentioned in Article 12.1 or Article 12.2 above, as the case may
            beand the evidence of payment of application fee as may be
            determined by the Executive Board from time to time.
      b-  within 60 (sixty) calendar days after receipt of the full and complete
           application, the Membership Committee shall examine and review the
           application and submit its recommendation to the Executive Board for
           final approval.The Executive Board shall decide and inform the applicant
           in writing of its decision within 90 (ninety) calendar days after receipt of
           the application.If required, the Executive Board may extend the time to
           inform the applicant whether the applicant fulfills the qualification criteria
           by 180 (one hundred and eighty) calendar days after its receipt of the
           application.
     c-   if the applicant does not fulfill the qualification criteria, the Executive
           Board shall inform the applicant the reasons thereof and allow the
           applicant a period of 30 (thirty) calendar days to submit further
           documents to demonstrate that the applicant does fulfill the criteria.
           Within 30 (thirty) calendar days after receipt of such documents, the
           Executive Board shall inform the applicant of its final decision.
     d-  if the Executive Board decides that the applicant fulfills the qualification
          criteria, the Secretary General shall inform the applicant that the
          applicant shall pay, in accordance with the Article 17 below, the full
          amount of the annual contribution for Arbitrator Members for the time
          being applicable.The Executive Board shall ensure that the General
          Secretariat registers the applicant as Arbitrator Members with the NCAC
          with effect from the first day of the month following receipt of the payment
          of the contribution until and including 31 December of that same year.
         The Secretary General shall inform the applicant thereof.

12.7    The following procedure shall apply to the application for renewal of the
           annual registration of an Arbitrator Member:
  a-      the NCAC shall renew the registration of an Arbitrator Member for the
           succeeding year upon the receipt of payment of the annual contribution
           unless:
     a.1-    the Arbitrator Member has informed the NCAC that he or she does not
                want to renew his or her registration as an Arbitrator Member;
     a.2-    the Arbitrator Member has not passed the exams for those training
                courses or programs that are required by the Executive Board for the
                current year;
     a.3-   1 (one) or more of the circumstances referred to in Article 19.1 below
                is applicable or relevant to the Arbitrator Member involved; or
     a.4-    the Arbitrator Member has failed to submit a self-declaration in a form
                prescribed by the NCAC, and any other documents as may be
                determined by the Executive Board from time to time, asserting that all
                the qualifications and requirements applicable to him or her under the
                Internal Rules still remain satisfied.
  b-    if any information recorded with the NCAC is unclear or insufficient at
         any time, the NCACmay require the Arbitrator Members to furnish more
         information. In any  event, the Arbitrator Members shall reply within 15
         (fifteen) calendardays from the date of the request.
  c-    if the Arbitrator Member does not fulfill the aforementioned qualification
         criteria, the Executive Board shall not proceed to renew the registration.
         The Executive Board shall inform the Arbitrator Member and explain the
         reasons thereof. The Arbitrator Membershall have 30 (thirty) calendar days
         to state in writing and submit documents establishing the ground forthe
         registration to be renewed for the following year.Within 30 (thirty) calendar
         days after receipt of such documents, the Executive Board shall inform the
         Arbitrator Member of its final decision.
d-     if, following the procedure in this Article, the Arbitrator Member fulfills the
        qualification criteria, the Secretary General shall send an invoice to the
        Arbitrator Member for the amount of the annual contribution for the year
        for which renewal of registration is sought;the Executive Board shall
        ensure that, upon receipt in fullof the annual contribution for the year
        for which renewal of registration, the General Secretariat renews the
        registration of the Arbitrator Member effective from 1 January of        
        the year for which the renewal is sought.
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