Arbitration

Appointing Services

Parties using arbitration have a choice between designating an institution, to administer it, or proceeding ad hoc outside an institutional framework.

In ad hoc cases, the arbitrators themselves will administer the arbitration. Should problems arise in constituting the arbitral tribunal, the parties may require the assistance of Jupitice as appointing authority, if so empowered by an arbitration clause, or a subsequent agreement of the parties.

To provide this service, We apply a special set of rules. They are designed for use in proceedings under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and in other arbitration proceedings.

Jupitice’s “Selection Process

Profiling

Jupitice works with counsel to develop a detailed profile of the qualifications and experience of the neutrals needed. This due diligence also includes a discussion of the complexity and issues involved in the dispute and the potential for resolution. At this time, parties agree on a venue and time for hearing the matter (if not already confirmed). Parties can also agree on special queries to be made to the candidates.

Identification

Jupitice searches its database, including a thorough review of the neutrals’ substantive and procedural qualifications, to identify neutrals who best meet the parties’ desired requirements.

Query

JUPITICE prepares a list of potential neutrals and queries them to determine their availability and willingness to serve, as well as to identify any potential conflicts. Any special queries are made at this time.

Nomination

Based on the responses received to its neutrals query, JUPITICE provides parties with a list of candidates who are conflict-free and available for the hearing calendar window that the parties prefer. The list is submitted together with biographical information, hourly rates, any disclosures, and responses to special queries.

Ranking

Absent party agreement to a different process, if parties are unable to agree on a neutral from the list, they rank their preferences, and JUPITICE selects the nominee with the highest combined ranking.

Selection

JUPITICE notifies the selected panelist, who contacts counsel directly to begin the dispute resolution process. The neutral assumes responsibility for both directing and administering the ADR proceedings.

Assistance

JUPITICE remains available to address later arising challenges.