Any position can be unfair; Where a person is compelled to sign a contract and the contract contains an arbitration clause very favourable to the other party, the dispute may nevertheless be referred to that arbitral tribunal. [Citation required] Conversely, a court may be satisfied that the arbitration agreement itself is void after being signed under duress. However, most courts will be reluctant to intervene in the general rule that allows for commercial opportunity; any other solution (in which one first had to go to court to decide whether to go to arbitration) would be self-destructive. Unfortunately, there is little consensus among the various American judgments and textbooks on the existence of such a separate doctrine or under what circumstances it would apply. It appears that there is no registered court decision in which it has been enforced. From a conceptual point of view, the doctrine, in so far as it exists, constitutes an important exception to the general principle that public procurement is not subject to judicial review. The functions of a tribunal are determined by a combination of the provisions of the arbitration agreement and the procedural laws applicable to the seat of the arbitral tribunal. The extent to which the laws of the seat of arbitration allow for “partisan autonomy” (the ability of the parties to define their own procedures and rules) determines the interaction between the two. U.S.

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