In the absence of a «definitive and binding» statement, the expert`s decision is not final and binding and both parties are free to answer for their actions before the courts for the full hearing of the case. However, he could be fined. If there is no statement that the expert is not an arbitrator, the courts are very likely to find that the expert is an AA 1996 arbitrator that applies to them. The courts will respect the contractual freedom of the parties and will therefore not interfere in the expert`s procedure, unless he has departed from his instructions. The interpretation of the rules of procedure by an expert was upheld by the Tribunal, with the Tribunal finding that it would only intervene in the expert`s interpretation if the expert was manifestly defective (Conoco (UK) Ltd/Phillips Petroleum Co, undeclared, 19 August 1996 According to Swiss law, the expert provision is a contract by which an expert must make findings of facts or judgments that must be made. Swiss law distinguishes between the disposition of experts and arbitration. However, it is often difficult to distinguish a correct arbitration agreement from an expert provision clause. The difference is important because one of the important distinctions (particularly from the agent`s point of view) is that an expert does not have immunity from complaints. They owe both parties a contractual and unauthorised duty of care and a party may seek redress if the expert has been negligent: Arenson/Casson Beckman Rutley – Co  AC 901 (v) Determination The expert will provide a written statement after the parties have made their written submissions and/or presented orally and after the expert has conducted an investigation. The expert may be empowered to set costs at the time of the finding. The search for experts under WIPO`s expert determination rules can only take place if both sides have agreed. In the event of future disputes or disputes arising from a contract, the parties insert an expert provision clause into the relevant contract.