II. Arbitrator's power to stay proceedings
III. Relation to forum non conveniens
IV. Relation with court proceedings
It is more common for courts to stay proceedings in favour of arbitration, rather than vice versa.6 Both the New York Convention7 and the UNCITRAL Model Law8 provide that if the matter before the court is covered by a valid arbitration agreement, the court should refer the matter to arbitration, and stay the proceedings when requested by one of the parties. Depending on the State’s arbitration laws, courts may be obliged to stay the proceedings until an arbitration begins or the arbitral award is rendered.9
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