The ability of the arbitral tribunal to rule on the question of whether it has jurisdiction before intervention by national courts. The principle of kompetenz-kompetenz is well established in international arbitration, and is accepted in many national laws.

For more information on the concept of kompetenz-kompetenz, see Practice note, Jurisdictional issues in international arbitration: Kompetenz-kompetenz ( www.practicallaw.com/2-382-1325) .

{ "siteName" : "PLC", "objType" : "PLC_Doc_C", "objID" : "1247244886350", "objName" : "Kompetenz-kompetenz", "userID" : "2", "objUrl" : "http://uk.practicallaw.com/cs/Satellite/resource/4-205-6045?service=arbitration", "pageType" : "Resource", "academicUserID" : "", "contentAccessed" : "true", "analyticsPermCookie" : "2-62dceab2:15afd80ba4e:52a1", "analyticsSessionCookie" : "2-62dceab2:15afd80ba4e:52a2", "statisticSensorPath" : "http://analytics.practicallaw.com/sensor/statistic" }