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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including Special Session A)

Chapter 684
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F.S. 684.0012
684.0012 Appointment of arbitrators.
(1) A person is not precluded by reason of his or her nationality from acting as an arbitrator, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
(2) The parties may agree on a procedure of appointing the arbitrator or arbitrators, subject to subsections (4) and (5).
(3) Failing such agreement:
(a) In an arbitration having three arbitrators, each party shall appoint one arbitrator, and the two arbitrators thus appointed shall appoint the third arbitrator. If a party fails to appoint the arbitrator within 30 days after receipt of a request to do so from the other party, or if the two arbitrators fail to agree on the third arbitrator within 30 days after their appointment, the appointment shall be made, upon request of a party, by the court specified in s. 684.0008.
(b) In an arbitration having a single arbitrator, if the parties are unable to agree on the arbitrator, the arbitrator shall be appointed, upon request of a party, by the court specified in s. 684.0008.
(4) If, under an appointment procedure agreed upon by the parties:
(a) A party fails to act as required under such procedure;
(b) The parties, or two arbitrators, are unable to reach an agreement under such procedure; or
(c) A third party, including an institution, fails to perform any function entrusted to it under such procedure,

any party may request the court specified in s. 684.0008 to take the necessary measure, unless the agreement on the appointment procedure provides other means for securing the appointment.

(5) A decision on a matter entrusted by subsection (3) or subsection (4) to the court specified in s. 684.0008 is not appealable. The court, in appointing an arbitrator, shall have due regard to any qualifications required by the arbitrator by the agreement of the parties and to such considerations that are likely to secure the appointment of an independent and impartial arbitrator. In the case of the appointment of a sole or third arbitrator, the court shall take into account the advisability of appointing an arbitrator of a nationality other than those of the parties.
History.s. 13, ch. 2010-60.