The work of the Arbitration Board is currently focused on expert appraisal, expert determination and arbitration cases. The other dispute resolution models, ie conciliation, mediation, anticipatory arbitration and expedited arbitration, are not commonly applied.
The number of new cases remained stable in 2012 and 2013 as compared with the situation several years ago when the level of activity in the building and construction industry was much higher, leading to more arbitration cases.
About one-third of arbitration cases are heard by one legal or one technical arbitrator acting alone.
In recent years 18–25% of all hearings have been rescheduled, generally based on agreement between the parties. About 20% of all cases for which a hearing has been scheduled are settled before the date of the hearing.
Arbitration cases that involve the Arbitration Board will generally be of a particular financial order of magnitude, involving claims for sums between DKK 100,000 up to DKK 10 million. About 50% of the cases heard by the board concern claims of less than DKK 1 million, and about 40% concern claims for sums between DKK 1 million and DKK 10 million. The remaining 10% involve claims in excess of DKK 10 million.