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Rule 316Invitation to intervene

1. The judge-rapporteur or the presiding judge may, of his own motion after hearing the parties, or on a reasoned request from a party, invite any person concerned by the outcome of the dispute to inform the Court, within a period to be specified, whether he wishes to intervene in the proceedings.

2. If the person wishes to intervene, he shall present his Application to intervene within one month of service of the invitation and his Statement in intervention within such further period to be specified by the judge-rapporteur or the presiding judge. Rules 313.3 [1], 314 [2] and 315 [3] shall apply Rule 313 – Application to intervene.

3. An intervener shall be bound by the decision in the action.
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[1-
3.The intervener shall be represented in accordance with Article 48 of the Agreement.
4.The Application to intervene shall contain:
(a) a reference to the action number of the file;
(b) the names of the intervener and of the intervener’s representative, as well as postal and electronic addresses for service and the names of the persons authorised to accept service;
(c) the claim, order or remedy in support of which intervention is sought by the intervener; and
(d) a statement of the facts establishing the right to intervene under paragraphs 1 and 2.

[2-
The judge-rapporteur shall decide on the admissibility of the Application to intervene by way of order. The other parties shall be given an opportunity to be heard beforehand.

[3-
1. If an Application to intervene is admissible, the judge-rapporteur or the presiding judge shall:
(a) inform the parties to proceedings; and
(b) specify a period within which the intervener may lodge a Statement in intervention.
2. The Registry shall as soon as practicable serve on the intervener any written pleading served by the parties. On a reasoned request by a party the Court may for the protection of confidential information order that a pleading or part of a pleading be disclosed only to certain named persons and subject to appropriate terms of non-disclosure.
3. The Statement in intervention shall contain:
(a) a statement as to the issues involving the intervener and one or more of the parties, and their connection to the matters in dispute;
(b) the arguments of law; and
(c) the facts and evidence relied on.
4. The intervener shall be treated as a party, unless otherwise ordered by the Court.