All documents served on any party pursuant to Articles 3, 4, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 shall be served on the Secretary General at the same as such service or immediately thereafter.
The arbitral tribunal may conduct the arbitration in such manner as it deems appropriate. In particular, the arbitral tribunal may, unless otherwise agreed by the parties:
The Secretary General shall, at the request of the arbitral tribunal or any party, make available, or arrange for, such facilities and assistance for the conduct of the arbitral proceedings as may be required, including suitable accommodation for sittings of the arbitral tribunal, secretarial assistance, transcription services, video or tele conferencing and interpretation facilities. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the costs of such additional facilities shall be borne in equal share by the parties.
In lieu of the provisions of Article 43, the following provisions shall apply:
If the parties have referred their dispute to mediation under the JAIAC Mediation Rules and they have failed to reach a settlement and thereafter proceed to arbitration under the JAIAC Arbitration Rules, then half of the administrative costs paid to JAIAC for the mediation shall be credited towards the administrative costs of the arbitration.
Neither JAIAC nor the arbitral tribunal shall be liable for any act or omission related to the conduct of the arbitral proceedings.
The parties and the arbitral tribunal agree that statements or comments whether written or oral made in the course of the arbitral proceedings shall not be relied upon to institute or commence or maintain any action for defamation, libel, slander or any other complaint.