Rule 334 – Case management powers

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Except where the Agreement, the Statute or these Rules provide otherwise, the judge-rapporteur, the presiding judge or the panel may:

(a) extend or shorten the period for compliance with any rule or order [Rule 9.3];

(b) adjourn or bring forward the interim conference or the oral hearing;

(c) communicate with the parties to instruct them about wishes or requirements of the Court;

(d) direct a separate hearing of any issue;

(e) decide the order in which issues are to be decided;

(f) exclude an issue from consideration;

(g) dismiss or decide on a claim after a decision on a preliminary issue makes a decision on further issues irrelevant to the outcome of the action;

(h) dismiss a claim summarily if it has no prospect of succeeding;

(i) consolidate any matter or issue or order them to be heard together;

(j) make any order pursuant to Rules 103 to 109.


Case law



IPPT20231004, UPC CFI, LD Hamburg, Avago v Tesla

Protection of confidential information (Rule 262A RoP). The competence of the judge-rapporteur for the present order in the written procedure follows from Rule 331(1) in connection with 334 and 335 of the Rules of Procedure.