Article 26 - Seat of Arbitration

(1) The parties are free to agree on the Seat of Arbitration. Failing such agreement, the Seat shall be determined by the Arbitral Panel or, in the case of an Administered Arbitration, the arbitral institution, having regard to the circumstances of the case, including the convenience of the parties.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 26(1) of this Article, the Arbitral Panel may, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, meet at any place it considers appropriate for consultation among its members, for hearing witnesses, experts or the parties, or for inspection of goods, other property or documents relevant to the dispute.