|The applicant sends the clerk a request accompanied by the information contained in Article 1 of the Rules. Within thirty days of notification of the motion, the defendant sends the clerk a written response.
The court of arbitration appoints the arbitral tribunal as soon as possible after receipt of the respondent’s response. Only the Court has the power to appoint arbitrators. It makes this appointment on the basis of the selection criteria agreed in writing between the parties. If the parties have provided for the appointment of an arbitrator by one or more of them or by a third party, this agreement will be considered as an arbitrator appointment agreement.
The parties may themselves agree on the mode of conduct of the proceedings, having regard to the general duties of the arbitral tribunal.
After the constitution of the tribunal, the plaintiff sends to the clerk a demand memorandum setting out in detail the facts and the points of law on which he bases his claims. The defendant has thirty days to send a defense statement setting out the means and all other facts and claims on which he relies.
The arbitral tribunal has the power to rule on its own jurisdiction, including any disputes relating to the existence or survival, validity or effectiveness of the arbitration agreement. The tribunal may rule on its jurisdiction or power in an award on its jurisdiction or subsequently, in an award on the merits, as it deems appropriate under the circumstances.
The arbitral tribunal also has the power, unless agreed between the parties, to pronounce provisional measures which are determined in article 25.
The arbitral tribunal makes its award in writing, but it can make separate awards on different contentious issues at different times. Such awards have the same status as any other award rendered by the arbitral tribunal.