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The arbitration shall be held in Wilmington, Delaware before a arbitral tribunal consisting of three arbitrators, who shall be appointed as provided for in the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”). The arbitration shall be governed by the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC (“Rules”), except as otherwise provided in this section. Notwithstanding any of the ICC Rules to the contrary, the final award in the arbitration shall be rendered no later than the date the request for arbitration is filed.
The language of the arbitration shall be English. The decision of, and award rendered by, the arbitral tribunal shall be final and binding on the parties and shall not be subject to appeal. Judgment on the award may be entered in and enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall bear its own costs and expenses (including filing fees) with respect to the arbitration, including one-half of the fees and expenses of the arbitral tribunal; provided, however, that the arbitral tribunal shall have the authority to award, as part of the arbitral tribunal’s decision, to the prevailing party its costs and expenses of the arbitration proceeding, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and experts’ fees.
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