Arb-med is a hybrid dispute resolution process that combines the benefits of arbitration and mediation, including speed, procedural flexibility, confidentiality, choice of decision maker, ease of access to the tribunal, continuity, finality, and enforceability of the outcome.
The following arb-med clause should be included in contracts where the parties wish to have any future disputes resolved by Arb-Med under the Building Disputes Tribunal’s Arb-Med Rules:
“Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this contract, or the subject matter of this contract, including any question about its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Arb-Med Rules of the Building Disputes Tribunal.”
NOTE: parties to an existing dispute that have not incorporated the Building Disputes Tribunal Model Clause into a prior agreement may agree to refer that dispute to Arbitration under the Building Disputes Tribunal Arb-Med Rules by signing the Arb-Med Agreement in the form found at Appendix 2 to those Rules.
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