The Arbitration Board Secretariat is in charge of day-to-day management and administration of cases, including the management of documents and deadlines.
The lawyers in the Secretariat may also make some procedural decisions and submit complex legal matters to a judge for final decision.
The Board has authorised the Secretariat to appoint expert appraisers, other experts and specialist arbitrators to hear cases in arbitration tribunals.
In addition, the Secretariat provides advice to experts about procedural and legal matters as well as general advice to parties in arbitration cases and others about options and requirements.
The Secretariat has a staff of 20. The management of cases is primarily done by the lawyers and administrative officers in the Secretariat, while the financial department deals with cost-related aspects of cases and is in charge of the financial management of the Secretariat. The receptionist is in charge of case filing, the sorting of incoming mail, the ordering of food and beverages for meetings and certain tasks relating to case proceedings.