The work of the Arbitration Board is currently focused on expert appraisal, expert determination and arbitral cases. The other dispute resolution models, ie mediation, conciliation, anticipatory arbitration and simplified 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 arbitral cases.
About one-third of arbitral 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.
In 2017, approximately 40% of all arbitral cases ended with a settlement, while about 50% of cases ended with an award or some other ruling. The remaining 10% of cases were withdrawn or otherwise discontinued.
Arbitral cases that involve the Arbitration Board will generally be of a particular financial order of magnitude, involving claims for sums ranging from in excess of DKK 100,000 and up to several hundred million kroner. As at March 2017, the sums claimed in pending cases could be broken down as follows: cases involving claims for less than DKK 1 million accounted for 37%, cases involving claims for DKK 1 million to DKK 10 million accounted for 44%, while the claim amount in 13% of cases ranged between DKK 10 million and DKK 50 million. In 5% of cases, the claim amount exceeded DKK 50 million.