| Commentary

5.9 Multi-arbitrator agreements

| Commentary

5.9 Multi-arbitrator agreements

Where difficulties might arise in agreeing on the appointment of a sole arbitrator, for example where one or more parties are not resident in the United Kingdom, or in complex commercial agreements, it may be advisable to provide for the appointment of two or more arbitrators, presided over by an umpire. Usually, the umpire is appointed by the arbitrators, and has no part in the proceedings unless the arbitrators fail to agree, in which case the umpire will make an award as if he were sole arbitrator. Even if express power to appoint an umpire is not given to the arbitrators, there is

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