620. Arbitration is the submission of a dispute to an arbitrator for a decision in accordance with the rules of law and, if appropriate, for a determination of damages. The arbitrator may act as amiable compositeur if the parties have so agreed. In all instances, the arbitrator decides the dispute in accordance with the stipulations of the contract between the parties and takes into account any applicable usages.
The arbitrator’s mission also includes attempting to reconcile the parties, if they so request and circumstances permit, and continuing the arbitration process, with the parties’ express consent, if the conciliation attempt fails.