Having read carefully the parties' submissions of 21 March and 28 March respectively, I believe that you have been well and sufficiently briefed. Accordingly, today, I only offer the following comments.
For more than 10 years now, I have been practicing law exclusively as an arbitrator. I consider arbitration a very noble profession and I am extremely proud to be a member of that profession.
When I ceased, after many years at the Bar, to act as counsel, I no longer represented clients. I became an adjudicator who, whether as party appointed or chairman of arbitral tribunals, had no case to win or lose. I pledged to myself that I would always be independent and impartial and decide all cases submitted to tribunals on which I sat strictly on the basis of the factual evidence and the applicable law. I am convinced that I have always honored my pledge.
The present case is no exception.