Arbitral Proceedings - Swiss Rules of International Arbitration - 2nd Edition
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Originally from Swiss Rules of International Arbitration - 2nd Edition
1. Subject to these Rules, the arbitral tribunal may conduct the arbitration
in such manner as it considers appropriate, provided that
it ensures equal treatment of the parties and their right to be
2. At any stage of the proceedings, the arbitral tribunal may hold
hearings for the presentation of evidence by witnesses, including
expert witnesses, or for oral argument. After consulting with the
parties, the arbitral tribunal may also decide to conduct the proceedings
on the basis of documents and other materials.
3. At an early stage of the arbitral proceedings, and in consultation
with the parties, the arbitral tribunal shall prepare a provisional
timetable for the arbitral proceedings, which shall be provided to
the parties and, for information, to the Secretariat.
4. All documents or information provided to the arbitral tribunal by
one party shall at the same time be communicated by that party
to the other parties.
5. The arbitral tribunal may, after consulting with the parties, appoint
a secretary. Articles 9 to 11 shall apply to the secretary.
6. The parties may be represented or assisted by persons of their
7. All participants in the arbitral proceedings shall act in good faith,
and make every effort to contribute to the efficient conduct of the
proceedings and to avoid unnecessary costs and delays. The parties
undertake to comply with any award or order made by the arbitral
tribunal or emergency arbitrator without delay.
8. With the agreement of each of the parties, the arbitral tribunal
may take steps to facilitate the settlement of the dispute before it.
Any such agreement by a party shall constitute a waiver of its right
to challenge an arbitrator's impartiality based on the arbitrator's
participation and knowledge acquired in taking the agreed steps.