Question: How do you start arbitration process?

The arbitration process usually starts with the complaining party giving notice to the other about their intent to arbitrate a dispute. The notice includes the nature and basis for the proceeding. Following this notice the other party has a period of time to file a written response.

How do you commence arbitration proceedings?

Arbitration is a consensual process; both parties will have to agree to submit the dispute to arbitration. As a first step, parties should check their agreement to find out if there is an arbitration clause. Even if there is none, parties can still agree to submit the dispute to arbitration.

Who can be a arbitrator?

Who can be appointed as arbitrator? Arbitrators can be non-lawyer experts in areas relevant to the dispute, but in practice, the vast majority of arbitrators are lawyers, law professors or scholars, judges and other dispute resolution professionals.

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