Interim measures are necessary evils in any legal proceedings, including arbitration. They are a reason why court proceedings can become lengthy and costly. Ironically, although applications for interim measures are intended to provide a party with procedural means to ensure due process and a fair hearing, they are susceptible to being abused to obtain tactical advantages in settlement negotiations, to wear out a party’s determination and financial resources through the interposition of procedural hurdles along the way, or simply to delay as much as possible the “evil day” when one has to pay the opposite party.
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