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A Practical Guide to International Arbitration in London by Hilary Heilbron

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Chapter 7 First Steps in the Process

Introduction

Having considered the preliminary matters referred to in earlier chapters of this book, the process has to be initiated by the claimant, the respondent given an opportunity to respond and the tribunal appointed. This chapter, therefore, considers the early stages of the process and how to get the arbitration up and running. It discusses the following issues:

  • starting the arbitration;
  • the response and reply;
  • appointing the tribunal;
  • challenges to the arbitrator;
  • arbitrators’ tenure;
  • matters for agreement between the parties; and
  • advance costs and deposits.

Starting the Arbitration

The commencement of the arbitration is relevant not only to the initiation of the process, but also to any limitation ...

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