535. Filling of a vacancy in the office of arbitrator.

Where an arbitrator1 ceases to hold office2, the parties3 are free to agree4:

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    (1)     whether and, if so, how the vacancy is to be filled5;

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    (2)     whether and, if so, to what extent the previous proceedings should stand6; and

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    (3)     what effect, if any, his ceasing to hold office has on any appointment made by him, alone or jointly7.

If or to the extent that there is no such agreement8, then:

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    (a)     the provisions relating to the procedure for the appointment of arbitrators9 and the failure of the appointment procedure