153. At the case management conference convened on the court’s own initiative or on request, the court acquaints itself with the issues of fact or law in dispute, examines the case protocol, discusses it with the parties and takes the appropriate case management measures. If it considers it useful, the court may require undertakings from the parties as to the further conduct of the proceeding, or subject the proceeding to certain conditions.
If a party is absent without valid reason, the court may hear the party that is present if the latter is ready to proceed on case management measures.
If the parties have agreed on a complementary protocol, the court may also schedule another case management conference.