The Tribunal and counsel for the parties held a procedural telephone conference on 14 October 2009. During the telephone conference, the parties presented their respective positions on the items included in the provisional agenda circulated by the Secretary of the Tribunal on 13 October 2009.
At the conclusion of the telephone conference, three procedural matters were left open for decision by the Tribunal:
(A)Whether or not to allow direct and cross-examination of the handwriting experts during the hearing;
(B) Whether or not to allow direct examination of Professors Richard A. Nagareda and Antonio Briguglio;
(C) Dates for the hearing on jurisdiction and admissibility.