Can a successfully challenged arbitrator be held liable for frustrated costs?

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz, ILO Newsletter vom 27. November 2014

A recent Supreme Court decision analysed whether parties to arbitral proceedings are still bound to pay for part of an arbitrator´s services where the arbitrator is successfully challenged because of his or her conduct. The court held that, unless the work is found to be worthless, the arbitrator is entitled to receive remuneration.


Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG Partner