Swiss Rules—appointing the tribunal
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  • Swiss Rules—appointing the tribunal
  • Number of arbitrators
  • Appointment mechanism
  • Appointment of the tribunal in multiparty proceedings
  • The Arbitration Court’s general power to address failures in the constitution of the tribunal
  • Confirmation of arbitrators by the Arbitration Court
  • Termination of the proceedings before the constitution of the tribunal
  • Replacement of an arbitrator

Swiss Rules—appointing the tribunal

STOP PRESS: A revised edition of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration took effect on 1 June 2021 and apply to arbitrations commenced on or after that date, unless the parties have agreed otherwise. A suite of Practice Notes on arbitrating pursuant to the 2021 rules will be published in due course.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Many arbitral organisations have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with practical guidance and/or changes to their usual procedures and ways of working. For information on how this content and relevant arbitration proceedings may be impacted, see Practice Note: Arbitral organisations and coronavirus (COVID-19)—practical impact. For additional information, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arbitration—overview.

The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (the Swiss Rules), which entered into force on 1 June 2012, apply to all arbitrations commenced on or after 1 June 2012 on the basis of an arbitration agreement referring either to the Swiss Rules or to the former rules of the Chambers.

The provisions of the Swiss Rules governing the appointment of the arbitral tribunal are largely similar to those of most of the other widely-used arbitration rules, with a few particularities.

Number of arbitrators

Under the Swiss Rules, the parties are free to agree on the number of arbitrators that the arbitral tribunal will be composed of, and can do so either in their arbitration agreement or subsequently. If the parties do

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