By emails of 17 and 20 August 2018, the Parties informed the Tribunal that they had agreed to propose to the Tribunal amendments to Scenario 3 of Annex A to Procedural Order No. 1 regarding the timetable for the remaining procedural steps in the arbitration. In addition, the Parties proposed to reserve the last two weeks of January 2020 (i.e., 20-31 January 2020) for the hearing, “subject to determining at a later date, in consultation with the Parties and the Tribunal, whether the full two-week period will be required for the hearing.”
By communication of 20 August 2018, the Tribunal invited the Parties to confirm, by 24 August 2018, their availability to hold the pre-hearing organizational meeting set out in Section 20 of Procedural Order No. 1 on 20 December 2019 (rather than 23 December 2019, as proposed by the Parties). In addition, concerning Section 21.2 of Procedural Order No. 1, the Tribunal invited the Parties to confirm, by 24 August 2018, that it was their agreement to hold the hearing in Washington, D.C.
By emails of 24 August 2018, the Parties confirmed their availability to hold the pre-hearing organizational meeting on 20 December 2019, as well as their agreement to hold the hearing in Washington, D.C.
The Tribunal confirms its availability to hold a hearing in the period between 20 to 31 January 2020 and approves the amendments to Scenario 3 of Annex A to Procedural Order No. 1 proposed by the parties in their communications of 17 and 20 August 2018, including the revised date for the pre-hearing organizational meeting confirmed by the Parties on 24 August 2018. The Tribunal issues this Procedural Order No. 3, memorializing such amendments.
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