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20.1    Conduct of arbitration proceedings, orders and directions
The Tribunal shall, after consulting with the parties, conduct the arbitration in such a manner as it considers appropriate to ensure the fair, expeditious, cost-effective and final resolution of the dispute, having regard to the complexity and value of the dispute (sum in dispute).In all cases, the Tribunal shall act so that the parties are treated with equality and that each party is given a reasonable opportunity to presenther/his case.

The Tribunal may make such orders or give such directions as it deems fit insofar as they are not inconsistent with these Rules or the applicable law governing the arbitration. As provided for in Rule 4.1 (In writing), any such orders and directions shall be in writing.
Unless stated otherwise by the Tribunal, the parties undertake to carry out any such orders or directions without delay.

20.2    Preliminary meeting and additional Meetings
The Tribunal may as soon as practicable conduct a preliminary meeting with the parties, in person or by other means, for the purpose of organizing and scheduling the subsequent arbitration proceedings or/and to discuss the procedures that will be most appropriate and cost-effective for the case.
In addition to apreliminary meeting, the Tribunal may also convene additional meetings, for example for the purpose of inspecting any concerned site, objects or documents as referred to in Rule 25.2(Inquiries, orders and examination of evidence)or reviewing the progress of the arbitration. The provisions of Rule 24 (Hearings, meetings)shall apply to any such additional meetings.

20.3    Exploring amicable resolution
Before or at the preliminary meeting, the Tribunalshall confer with the parties for the purpose of exploring whether the possibility of an amicable resolution of the dispute exists, and shall assist the parties in any manner it deems appropriate.

20.4    Bifurcation of arbitration proceedings
The Tribunal may at its discretion, after consultation with the parties, bifurcate arbitrationproceedings and direct the parties to focus their presentations on issues the decision of which could dispose of all or part of the case.

20.5    Third party joinder
The Tribunal shall have the power to allow a third party to be joined as a party in the arbitration, provided that all parties, including the third party, have consented to such joinder in writing. In such case, the Tribunal may make a single final award or separate awards resolving all disputes between all parties.

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