Kris Luhan
The Seoul Central District Court has ordered a compulsory arbitration for Kris, Luhan and SM Entertainment.Facebook/Luhan, Kris

As part of the ongoing contract nullification case between Kris (Wu Yifan), Luhan and popular South Korean record label SM Entertainment, the Seoul Central District Court has ordered a compulsory arbitration for them.

On 18 May, the court reportedly appointed an official arbitrator for a compulsory mediation between the celebs and the entertainment company. If both the parties do not agree for a settlement offer, then they will be forced for a reconciliation settlement.

The firm and the former EXO members will have to either accept the court decision or raise an objection within two weeks of the ruling or else the court will consider it as a settlement and final ruling.

The legal representatives of Kris and Luhan revealed that they are currently reviewing the compulsory arbitration by the justice department. "But we cannot release any detailed information regarding the case," they added, according to Koreaboo.

However, the representatives of SM Entertainment were tight-lipped about the compulsory arbitration and they just commented on the ex-boy band members.

"When [these stars] have no concrete reason or proof to give up [their career] and are hiring the same attorneys to use the same exact tactics to [leave the group or company], it just shows that once they have debuted and promoted with the group and have gotten popular as a celebrity, they begin ignoring all contracts made with that agency and the agency's interests to leave for their own benefit," the firm stated.

The dispute between the duo and the record label began after the celebs bid goodbye to the company and filed lawsuits against it in last May and October respectively. While Kris will be having his sixth court-ordered mediation with the firm, it will be Luhan's fifth attempt to settle the issue.