1. Whether or not the judge-rapporteur decides to hold an interim conference, he may order the parties, within time periods to be specified, in particular to:
(a) provide further clarification on specific points;
(b) answer specific questions;
(c) produce evidence;
(d) lodge specific documents including each party’s summary of the orders to be sought at the interim conference.
The judge-rapporteur shall at the same time inform the party concerned that if the party fails to comply with the order within the time period specified, a decision by default may be given in accordance with Rule 355.
2. If a party fails to comply with an order of the judge-rapporteur within the time period specified, the judge-rapporteur may give a decision by default pursuant to Rule 355 .
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1. Upon request a decision by default may be given against a party where:
(a) the Rules of Procedure so provide if a party fails to take a step within the time limit foreseen in these Rules or set by the Court; or
(b) without prejudice to Rules 116 and 117 , the party which was duly summoned fails to appear at an oral hearing.
2. A decision by default against the defendant of the claim or counterclaim may only be given where the facts put forward by the claimant justify the remedy sought and the procedural conduct of the defendant does not preclude to give such decision.
3. A decision by default against the defendant of the claim or counterclaim may only be given where the time limits for the defence to the claim or counterclaim have expired and thus, it is established that the service of the claim or counterclaim was effected in sufficient time to enable the defendant to enter a defence.
4. A decision by default shall be enforceable. The Court may, however:
(a) grant a stay of enforcement until it has given its decision on any Application under Rule 356; or
(b) make enforcement subject to the provision of security; this security shall be released if no Application is made or if the Application fails.