Provisional and conservatory measures

Measures devoted to preserving a situation of fact or of law, to preserving evidence or ensuring that the ultimate award in a case will be capable of enforcement. Decisions on provisional or conservatory measures do not involve any prejudgment of the decision on the merits. Depending on the exact circumstances, the local arbitration law of the seat and the applicable arbitration rules, these measures in principle may be decided both by a judge (cf Supporting judge) and the arbitral tribunal.