Article 17 - Failure or impossibility to act

(1) If an arbitrator becomes as a matter of fact or law unable to perform his functions or for other reasons fails to act without undue delay, his mandate terminates if he withdraws from his office or if the parties agree on the termination. Otherwise, if a controversy remains concerning any of these grounds, any party may request the QFC Tribunal to decide on the termination of the mandate, which decision shall be subject to no appeal.
(2) If, under this Article or Article 16(2), an arbitrator withdraws from his office or a party agrees to the termination of the mandate of an arbitrator, this does not imply acceptance of the validity of any ground referred to in this Article or Article 15(2).