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43 .         Savings and transitional provisions

        (1)         Subject to subsection (2) —

            (a)         this Act applies to an arbitration agreement (whether made before or after the commencement of this section) and to an arbitration under such an agreement; and

            (b)         a reference in an arbitration agreement to the Commercial Arbitration Act 1985 , or a provision of that Act, is to be construed as a reference to this Act or to the corresponding provision (if any) of this Act.

        (2)         If an arbitration was commenced before the commencement of this section, the law governing the arbitration and the arbitration agreement is to be that which would have been applicable if this Act had not been enacted.

        (3)         For the purposes of this section, an arbitration is taken to have been commenced if —

            (a)         a dispute to which the relevant arbitration agreement applies has arisen; and

            (b)         the arbitral tribunal has been properly constituted.

        Note for this Part:

                There is no equivalent to this Part in the Model Law.

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