ARTICLE 16: DISPUTES

Article 16.1

In case of a dispute between Members or groups of Members, maximum efforts shall be made to solve it amicably.

Article 16.2

If the dispute cannot be settled amicably, the parties to the dispute may decide, by unanimous agreement in writing, to refer their dispute to a mediation procedure.

Article 16.3

From the date of the agreement to mediate, the parties must co-operate to select an appropriate mediator within two months. The Chairperson of the Board appoints the mediator in case it has not been designated by the relevant parties in due time. The cost of the mediation procedure shall be borne equally by the parties to the dispute.

Article 16.4

If the dispute cannot be settled through mediation, or any party to the dispute refuses to mediate, then any party to the dispute may seek relief before the competent court.