CHAPTER IV PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL
tribunal shall establish the procedural timetable as soon as practicable after having received the case file and consulted with the parties. 30.2 When establishing the procedural timetable, the arbitral tribunal shall take into account any views expressed by the parties, fair and equal treatment of the parties and the requirement that the arbitration shall be conducted in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. 30.3 The arbitral tribunal may, at the request of a party or on its own motion, extend, shorten or otherwise amend any time limit it has previously set if it considers that the circumstances so require for the proper conduct of the proceedings. 30.4 The arbitral tribunal shall communicate the procedural timetable to each of the parties and the Institute without delay.
31.1 Within the time limit set by the arbitral tribunal, the claimant shall submit a Statement of Claim to the respondent and each of the arbitrators. The Statement of Claim shall include: (a)
a statement of the facts and the legal arguments supporting the claim;
the relief or remedy sought by the claimant; and
to the extent possible, the documentary evidence the claimant intends to rely on.
31.2 Within the time limit set by the arbitral tribunal, the respondent shall submit a Statement of Defence to the claimant and each of the arbitrators. The Statement of Defence shall include:
any objections concerning the existence, validity or applicability of the arbitration agreement;
a statement whether, and to what extent, the respondent admits or denies the relief or remedy sought by the claimant;