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Entering into the Reference

  • Until the Arbitrator enters into the reference of the dispute he or she has no powers (other than to enter or not enter into the reference).
  • Typically before entering into the reference the Arbitrator will set out all the matters which may form a basis of any allegation of bias so that the parties can consider same.
  • The Arbitrator typically enters into the reference upon determining that he or she has jurisdiction.

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