Answer ... An objection to the jurisdiction of the tribunal must be raised no later than the date on which the statement of defence is submitted. A party is not precluded from raising such a plea by the fact that it has appointed, or participated in the appointment of, an arbitrator. Any plea that the tribunal has exceeded the scope of its authority must be raised as soon as the relevant matter is raised in the arbitration proceedings. A tribunal may, however, admit a later objection if it considers the delay justified.
Answer ... A tribunal may rule on its own jurisdiction, either as a preliminary issue or in an award on the merits.
Answer ... If the tribunal rules as a preliminary issue that it has jurisdiction, any party may request the Bahraini Civil High Court to rule conclusively on the jurisdiction of the tribunal within 30 days of receiving notice of the ruling. The court’s ruling cannot be appealed.
While a request to the court is pending, the tribunal may continue the proceedings and make an award.
If the tribunal decides to combine its decision on jurisdiction with an award on the merits, any party may request the court to rule conclusively on the jurisdiction of the tribunal in proceedings challenging the award and in proceedings to enforce the award.