The Appointing Authority is the competent body to appoint arbitrators, if (i) the parties cannot agree on a sole arbitrator, (ii) the respondent defaults with the selection of a party appointed arbitrator and (iii) the co-arbitrator cannot agree on a presiding arbitrator.
The ASEAC Appointing Authority takes into account the nationality of the parties when appointing arbitrators. It is also competent for decisions regarding the rejection of an arbitrator.
The ASEAC Appointing Authority currently consists of two chambers. The competence of the chamber result from the first letter of the respondent’s name as presented in the Notice of Arbitration.
The members of each chamber are at the same time the substitutes for the other chamber that is competent for the preceding letters of the alphabet.