No. XIII.3.6 - Hearings and written proceedings
(a) Subject to any contrary agreement by the parties, the arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to hold oral hearings for the presentation of evidence or for oral argument, or whether the proceedings shall be conducted only on the basis of documents and other materials (“documents-only”). However, unless the parties have agreed that no hearings shall be held, the arbitral tribunal shall hold such hearings at an appropriate stage of the proceedings, if so requested by a party.
(b) The parties shall be given sufficient advance notice of any hearing and any meeting of the arbitral tribunal for the purposes of inspection of goods, other property or documents.
1. Contractual Agreement Binding on Arbitral Tribunal
Sales & Purchase Contract
Submission to Arbitration
(...) Any arbitration hearing shall be held in New-York City before a single neutral arbitrator. Such arbitration shall be submitted to the offices of Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS) or to such other arbitration service and in such other location as Company, in its sole discretion, shall select (...)
Accounts Receivable Agreement
Arbitration (Contracts Not Secured by Real Property)
(...) The hearing shall be conducted at a location determined by the arbitrator in Los Angeles, California (or such other city as may be agreed upon by the parties) and shall be administered by and in accordance with the then existing Rules of Practice and Procedure of JAMS and judgement upon any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any State or Federal Court having jurisdiction thereof (...)
2. Initiation of Proceedings
Initiation of Arbitration
The aggrieved party may initiate arbitration by sending written notice of an intention to arbitrate to all parties, such notice to include a description of the dispute, the amount involved, and the remedy sought. Each party irrevocably agrees that service of process, notes or other communications relationg to the arbitration procedure shall be deemed served and accepted by the other if given in accordance with the precisions of this agreement.