Chief Executive Officer of LONZA, or their designees for resolution. They will use reasonable efforts to attempt to resolve the dispute through good faith negotiations by telephone or in person as may be agreed. If they fail to resolve the dispute within thirty (30) days after it is referred to them and do not mutually agree to extend the time for negotiation, then the dispute will be submitted to arbitration in accordance with the procedure set forth in Section 20.3(b).
(b) Except with respect to actions by either Party seeking equitable or declaratory relief, any claim or controversy arising in whole or in part under or in connection with this Agreement or the subject matter hereof that is not resolved pursuant to Section 20.3(a) will be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (the Rules) as such Rules may be modified by this Agreement, by one arbitrator, who will be agreed upon by the Parties. If the Parties are unable to agree upon a single arbitrator within thirty (30) days following the date arbitration is demanded, three arbitrators will be used, one selected by each Party within ten (10) days after the conclusion of the 30-day period and a third selected by the first two within ten (10) days thereafter. Unless the Parties agree otherwise, they will be limited in their discovery to directly relevant documents. Responses or objections to a document request will be served twenty (20) days after receipt of the request. The arbitrator(s) will resolve any discovery disputes. Arbitration proceedings may be commenced by either Party by notice to the other Party. Unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, all such arbitration proceedings will be held in New York, USA, provided that proceedings may be conducted by telephone conference call with the consent of the Parties and the arbitrator(s). The arbitrator(s) will apply the laws of New York and it is understood and agreed that the provisions of Sections 45 and 69 of the Arbitration Act of 1969 shall not apply in respect of any arbitration pursuant to this Agreement. The arbitrator(s) will only have the authority to award actual money damages (with interest on unpaid amounts from the date due) and, except with respect to a breach or nonperformance of any provision of this Agreement relating to Confidential Information, the arbitrator(s) will not have the authority to award indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, special or punitive damages, and the Parties expressly waive any claimed right to such damages. The arbitrator(s) also shall be authorized to grant any temporary, preliminary or permanent equitable remedy or relief the arbitrators deem just and equitable and within the scope of this Agreement, including an injunction or order for specific performance. The award of the arbitrator(s) shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of the Parties. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be enforced in any court having competent jurisdiction thereof, subject only to revocation on grounds of fraud or clear bias on the part of the arbitrator(s). The arbitration will be of each Partys individual claims only, and no claim of any other Party will be subject to arbitration in such proceeding. The costs and expenses of the arbitration, but not the costs and expenses of the Parties, will be shared equally by the Parties. If a Party fails to proceed with arbitration, unsuccessfully challenges the arbitration award, or fails to comply with the arbitration award, the other Party is entitled to costs, including reasonable attorneys fees, for having to compel arbitration or defend or enforce the award. Except as otherwise required by law, the Parties and the arbitrator(s) will maintain as confidential all information or documents obtained during the arbitration process, including the resolution of the dispute. Judgment on the award granted in any arbitration hereunder may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the award or any of the Parties or any of their respective assets. The Parties knowingly and
* CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUESTED. OMITTED PORTIONS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO RULE 406 PROMULGATED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED.