Answer ... (a) Procedure, including evidence?
If the parties have not agreed upon a procedure to be followed or referred to institutional rules, then the tribunal shall conduct the arbitration in the manner it considers appropriate.
In the absence of agreement between the parties, the tribunal shall decide whether to hold an oral hearing or whether the proceedings shall be conducted based on written submissions only. However, should a party request an oral hearing, the default rule under the Arbitration Act is that an oral hearing is required.
(b) Interim relief?
Unless the parties have agreed otherwise, the tribunal may (while honouring the parties’ right to be heard on the issue) order any interim measures it considers necessary to protect the subject matter of the proceedings. The tribunal may require the party requesting interim measures to provide appropriate security. While the tribunal has the power to order interim measures which are binding on the parties, only the court has the power to enforce them.
(c) Parties which do not comply with its orders?
The tribunal may, for example, continue with the proceedings and render an award even if one of the parties does not participate (eg, if the defendant fails to submit its statement of defence within the specified timeframe). It may also consider such non-compliance when deciding on the costs of the proceedings. Generally, however, the tribunal lacks coercive powers.
(d) Issuing partial final awards?
There are no specific provisions under the Arbitration Act which would allow for the issuance of a partial award. However, such power may be inferred from the general power of the tribunal (unless the parties have agreed otherwise) to determine procedural rules.
(e) The remedies it can grant in a final award?
There are no limitations under the Arbitration Act on the types of remedies that can be granted in an award.
Under Slovenian law, this is a matter of substantive law.