To preserve a fundamental right, the Standard Dispute Rules allow the parties to waive their right to a second degree only after the dispute arises.

Common sense tells us that:

1. Arbitrators are not superior beings who are free from any error. Remember the case Bernard Tapie (Arbitration in France). This case there was no safety net by an arbitral appeal level. Doubts arose in the drafting of the award so the French government was forced to demand an annulment. Which is a waste of time without decision on the merits yet.

2. We must not induce a party to condemn leave default and then seek its annulment by a public court.

Either party has the right to appeal within 30 calendar days after the postmarked date of the registered notification the award in the first instance.