The cases brought before the Arbitration Board generally concern a dispute between professional parties in the industry. Professional arbitration involving a high-level legal arbitrator and technical arbitrators with expertise in the specific field the dispute concerns may be an attractive alternative to hearing in an ordinary court of law, both financially and in terms of time frames. If an agreement on arbitration has been reached with a consumer, the Danish Arbitration Act provides that the consumer is entitled to cancel the choice of arbitration.
Arbitration means that a dispute will be decided by private, independent experts. One objective is to ensure that the matter will be treated confidentially at a high professional level; another is a speedy process because procedures are more flexible and the arbitration award is final. There is thus no risk of having to spend more time and money on appeal cases. Since arbitration awards cannot be appealed, the information presented in the case as well as the legal and technical knowledge and expertise of the arbitration tribunal must be at the very highest level.
In the field of building and construction, arbitration often has the special advantage that several direct parties and third parties joined in the proceedings, ie contractors and subcontractors, can be involved in a single case.
It should be noted that the board is not allowed to provide information about past or present cases brought before the Arbitration Board, unless such information is already publicly available. The pictures used on this website have been selected purely because of their visual expression and do not indicate that the building or construction projects shown are or have been the subject of Arbitration Board cases.