About Abu Dhabi Global Market and the ADGM Arbitration Centre
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is the International Financial Centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Since ADGM became fully operational opening for business in October 2015, it has played a pivotal role in positioning Abu Dhabi as a global centre for business and finance and serves as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and the rest of the world. With Abu Dhabi being the home to one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds and one of the highest concentrations of high-net-worth-individuals in the world, ADGM’s strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi’s key strengths including private banking, wealth management, asset management and financial innovation. ADGM has been awarded “Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)”* for three consecutive years for its initiatives and contributions to the financial and capital markets industry in the region.
ADGM stands out in the dispute resolution community with its modern pro-arbitration framework modelled on the UNCITRAL Model Law, with tailored enhancements to resonate with the needs of the region and global community. This framework is now complimented with the opening of the ADGM Arbitration Centre (ADGMAC), a world-class arbitration hearing facility with state-of-the art technology. ADGMAC was established to support Abu Dhabi as a world leader and preferred destination for international dispute resolution. It offers to all parties outstanding digital hearing facilities in a strategic location, raising the standards of dispute resolution and business confidence in the region. The Centre caters to the ongoing strong demand for arbitration and mediation as parties’ preferred form of dispute resolution for their commercial or civil disputes.
ADGMAC is not an institution itself. Its facilities and fully digitised services can be used by parties regardless of the seat or institution they choose to administer their arbitration.
For more details and to contact ADGMAC, please visit www.adgmac.com
Backed by 40 years of experience providing local solutions and cross-continental resolutions, the Centre has positioned itself to embark on a journey focused on shaping the global system of conflict resolution. Drawing from the Centre's international presence, the Centre takes on a new face, rebranding itself to the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), [formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)], pioneering and spearheading efforts to deliver the future.
As the industry steps into a new age of conflict resolution, we remain steadfast to our ongoing commitment to the global ADR ecosystem and the stakeholders we serve. From our humble inception under the auspices of AALCO over four decades ago, we have since evolved into a multi-purpose hub for the ADR community – pioneering initiatives such as the Standard For, Contracts for the construction industry, and spearheading transformation within the areas of sports and Islamic arbitration.
This rebranding is a milestone which signifies a new era of expansion for us in our continuous effort to provide the best possible services and innovation solutions, from Asia for the world. With a firm footing in the past, the AIAC is ready to expand and become a global hub for dispute resolution and dispute – standing out to be a catalyst of innovation, capacity building and holistic alternative dispute management for the industry.
The Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil Canada (CAM-CCBC), founded 40 years ago in the largest business hub in Latin America, São Paulo, it specializes in the administration of complex and large commercial disputes.
The country flaunts a modern Arbitration Act, published in 1996 and based in the UNCITRAL Model Law, which enabled national arbitration to be in line with international standards. In this sense, the CAM-CCBC is the Brazilian arbitration institution with the most massive projection abroad, serving companies from several countries with the best practices in International Arbitration.
Focused on the administration of complex and large commercial disputes, CAM-CCBC has a highly qualified technical staff to follow its Rules and the internal routines. CAM-CCBC is certified by ISO 9001 – attesting the efficiency, predictability, and consistency expected from a leading arbitral institution.
Since its foundation, the Center has received over 950 arbitral proceedings – half of that in the past 5 years - with over US$20 billion in dispute. Nowadays, there are over 320 ongoing arbitrations, distributed among eight teams of case managers. The arbitration proceedings administered by the CAM-CCBC have an average duration of 16 months.
Each of the case managers, all certified lawyers with extensive practical and academic experience in arbitration, closely oversee every step in the development of the proceeding. They also assist the arbitral tribunal and serve as a direct channel of communication between parties, counsel, and arbitrators.
With its headquarters in São Paulo, the CAM-CCBC provides, with no extra costs to the parties, a complete hearing center with state-of-the-art infrastructure, sound technology and IT, showcasing the best environment for arbitration and mediation hearings and ensuring the appropriate development of the proceedings.
Aiming at the continuous improvement of its procedures, the CAM-CCBC is working for the promotion of more transparency to the proceedings. These initiatives have resulted in Administrative Resolutions addressing its practices, such as electronic communication during the administrative phase of arbitration proceedings, as well as contemporary issues, such as equal opportunities for women in the field of Arbitration.
Thus, the CAM-CCBC is continually challenging itself to raise its standards in case management, providing increasingly efficient service and promoting arbitration as an efficient dispute resolution mechanism. For instance, the Center’s endeavors are: the modernization of the hearing center, the issuance of Administrative Resolutions aforementioned, the ISO 9001:2015 certification, its cooperation agreements with other international institutions, the incitement to academic initiatives, and the use of CAM-CCBC Rules in renowned arbitration competitions such as the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.
This solid experience, combined with an arbitration-friendly environment, has helped the Center to become the leading dispute resolution provider in Brazil, accounting for over 50% of the Brazilian market and leadership among the arbitral institutions in Latin America.
Established in 1996 as the global component of the American Arbitration Association®, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR®) provides conflict-management services in more than 80 countries with a staff fluent in 12 languages. Through a worldwide panel of hundreds of independent arbitrators and mediators and global cooperative agreements for hearing-room access, the ICDR provides a flexible, party-centered process over a broad range of industries and geopolitical issues.
The ICDR's administrative services include assisting in the appointment of mediators and arbitrators, setting hearings, and providing users with information on dispute resolution options, including settlement through mediation. Ultimately, the ICDR aims to move cases through arbitration or mediation in a fair and impartial manner until completion.
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