The Tribunal also generally pointed out that there is a clear and strong policy in favour of the application of ADR rules and encourages parties to try to resolve disputes before a dispute. It found that the Tribunal had discretion to stay proceedings brought in violation of an enforceable dispute settlement agreement. In exercising its discretion, the Tribunal will take into account the interest of public policy in maintaining the commercial agreement of the parties and in supporting the general objective of Rule 1 of Civil Procedure to assist the parties in resolving their dispute. A Part 36 offer may not always be the most appropriate form of settlement, particularly in the case of a defendant. The increased flexibility of calderbank offers in terms of payment and costs is often the basis for their attractiveness. There may be terms that define a payment plan or specific cost consequences that are not authorized by CPR 36, but are better suited to the economic or financial situation of a party or its adversary. As a result, a calderbank can offer a more valuable or commercially viable settlement solution. The duration of a standstill agreement is a matter of negotiation between the parties. A standstill agreement can often be expressed for three months, but it can be shorter or longer depending on the requirements of each party. The stay of proceedings can often take a month, as provided for in the questionnaire, but will vary depending on the circumstances. The Court of Justice disagreed: the terms of a settlement agreement vary of course depending on the particular circumstances of the dispute, but there are some important points to be taken into account when drawing up and negotiating these conditions (see briefing “Comparison agreements: the importance of early planning”) (see “Rules of court proceedings” below). Here`s an interesting scenario: the parties to a cross-border business relationship have a dispute; you have an arbitration agreement; arbitration proceedings are envisaged (or perhaps initiated); the parties agree before any major arbitration proceedings are initiated; they appoint an arbitrator to make an arbitral award including the terms of the settlement; and such an arbitral award shall be issued “after agreement”.