1.By letter dated 28 February 2013 the Respondent sought a six week extension to fileits Counter-Memorial, witness statements, expert reports and exhibits together withcorresponding adjustments to the current procedural timetable contained inProcedural Order No. 1.
2.The reason for the Application is that Ms Claudia Salomon, who had previouslyserved as Lead Counsel for Oman, resigned from DLA Piper LLP (US) in lateJanuary. Owing to that unforeseen development, Oman and DLA Paper have had torestructure the representation of Oman. As a result Mr Stanley McDermott III hasnow taken over as Lead Counsel for Oman. These developments have causedunexpected and material delay in the preparation of Oman’s Counter-Memorial.
3.In August 2012 the Respondent was granted, without objection from Claimant, a fiveweek extension for the filing of its Memorial.