What are the procedures to be followed in arbitration?
The arbitration procedure is stated in the Contract Data. Those procedures should include the following:
On matters of procedure, the power of decision should be given to the arbitrator and not the Parties or their legal representatives once appointed. As far as possible, the exchange of written statements, including experts’ reports, should apply. The arbitrator must ensure that experts know that their primary duty is to the arbitrator and not to the Parties. A limited timetable should be defined for oral hearings, with equal sharing of time between the Parties. Case-management conferences at specified stages of the arbitration should be arranged in order to monitor time and expenditure. The arbitration needs to take into account any other specific requirements peculiar to the particular project or its expected disputes.