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 a hearing in an ordinary court of law, both financially and in terms of time spent. If arbitration has been agreed in a construction case involving 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 to obtain a speedier process because procedures are more flexible and arbitration awards are final. The parties therefore do not risk having to spend additional time and money on appeal cases. Since arbitral awards cannot be appealed, the information presented in the case as well as the legal and technical knowledge and the expertise of the arbitral tribunal must be at the highest level.
Arbitration in building and construction disputes often has the special advantage that several direct parties and parties joined as third parties in the proceedings, ie contractors and subcontractors, can be involved in a single case if they have all used standard AB agreements as their contractual basis.
It should be noted that the Arbitration Board is not allowed to provide information about past or present cases brought before it, 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.