Why Should the Business Community Choose Arbitration for Commercial Disputes?

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Arbitral awards are legally binging and have the force of a court judgement;

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Strict confidentiality is exercised throughout all the stages of the arbitral process;

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Awards are subject to appeal on points of law only unless the parties expressly agree to exclude the appeal procedure (this applies only to domestic arbitration);

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Expenses in connection with fees and charges are lower than those generally payable in connection with court cases;

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 Parties choose their own arbitrator/s - they are free to do so from among the members of the Panels of Arbitrators maintained by the Malta Arbitration Centre. They may also choose persons who are not on the said Panels.  If the parties fail to agree on the choice of an arbitrator, any of the parties may request the Chairman of the Centre to appoint an arbitrator, thus ensuring progress.  The Centre has a number of panels made up of professional arbitrators, each is experienced in his/her own area of expertise and skilled in analyzing the nature of the dispute involved;​

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Parties can choose to be represented and/or assisted by any person of their choice such as a lawyer, an architect, an accountant, a financial expert and/or an engineer, depending on the expertise required.​