During the course of arbitration proceedings, determining the precise date of procedural events is critical, and cases have been lost due to the incorrect calculation of arbitration time limits. These tools assist in calculating arbitration time limits, as well as serving other useful functions.
Calculating Days Before and After Specific Dates
This online tool allows users to add or subtract numbers of days from a date. This is useful for calculating arbitration time limits, since institutions such as the ICC often provide deadlines on the basis of the number of additional days prior to a procedural event.
Calculating the Number of Days Between Two Dates
Time and date is an online resource which allows users to ascertain the number of days which have elapsed between two dates. It can be useful to confirm that opposing parties have been given equal amounts of time during arbitral proceedings, as is required when the arbitrator sets arbitration time limits.
Adding or Subtracting Hours, Minutes and Seconds
This free tool allows the performance of precise calculations on a smaller scale, including the addition and subtraction of hours, minutes and seconds. This can be useful when comparing the number of minutes each party was given to speak during a hearing to ensure that the parties were treated equally.
Calculating Correct Time Zone Differences
This free tool allows parties, arbitrators and counsel to avoid mistakes concerning time zone differences, as frequently occurs due to the fact that Daylight Savings Time is triggered on different dates in different region of the world, whereas it is not triggered at all in many countries.
Date Calculator Integrated with Outlook
Westlaw is a well-known and comprehensive, but overly expensive, legal database. Its American version offers its own date calculator service, which allows users to calculate dates and deadlines for arbitral events, to add events to one’s Outlook calendar, and to update one’s Outlook calendar should procedural dates change.