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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

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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.

International Centre for Dispute Resolution
120 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10271

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S, International Group provides legal practitioners, corporate counsel and business executives around the world with comprehensive international English-language legal information from renowned authors. With products that cross boundaries and jurisdictions, our information, insight and tools enable professionals to navigate the increasingly global aspect of law. In addition to essential online resources, our many practice area blogs have become leading discussion forums, boasting contributions from distinguished experts in their respective fields that are encouraging dialog and fostering collaborative thought that is driving the future of the profession.

Headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. is part of Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL).

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Email: international-sales@wolterskluwer.com
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West
Suite 3400
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5H 4E3

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For more than 60 years, we have advised the business, financial and governmental communities around the world on their most complex, high-profile matters. With more than 1,700 attorneys in 22 offices on four continents, Skadden serves clients in every major financial center. From our pioneering role in mergers and acquisitions to precedent-setting litigation and regulatory victories, Skadden has been at the forefront of major legal developments. We pursue the best results for our clients. In doing so, time and again our lawyers have found creative solutions to challenging legal issues.

Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group brings a vast breadth of knowledge and experience to the resolution of multijurisdictional disputes. Our lawyers have appeared before every major international arbitral institution, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL and other rules. We also are experienced in litigating high-profile international cases before the trial and appellate courts of the U.S. and England. We regularly assist our clients in matters involving complex public and private international law issues, and we master the art of presenting large evidentiary records that are today the staple of complex commercial disputes. We have represented individuals and companies in industries as varied as power and energy, metals and mining, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, auditing and securities.

Skadden was selected as a finalist in The American Lawyer’s 2018 Litigation Department of the Year competition, named the New York Law Journal’s 2018 Litigation Department of the Year, named International Litigation and Arbitration Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the 2017 Transatlantic Legal Awards, named International Arbitration Team of the Year at the 2017 Legal Business Awards in London, named among Law360’s International Arbitration Groups of the Year for 2016 and 2017, and cited in Global Arbitration Review 2016 as being among the world’s leading international arbitration practices. In addition, several of our partners, who also serve as arbitrators, have been featured in Global Arbitration Review’s International Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for Commercial Arbitration, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in International Arbitration, Chambers Global (international arbitration), The Best Lawyers in America and The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitrators.


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ISLG is a research platform for investment treaty law used by the world’s leading law firms, academic institutions, governments and international organizations. ISLG's powerful combination of technology and subject matter expertise allows users to obtain fast, accurate results. The research tools available on ISLG include:

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Combined with a comprehensive collection of publicly available investment treaty cases, ISLG’s research tools provide an unparalleled platform for getting you the materials you need, fast.

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NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

NERA Economic Consulting
1166 Avenue of the Americas
24th floor
New York, NY 10036
+1 212 345 3000


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 Stikeman Elliott LLP is a global leader in Canadian business law and the first call for businesses working in and with Canada. Our offices are located in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London and Sydney. We provide clients with the highest quality counsel, strategic advice, and creative solutions. The firm has an exceptional track record in major U.S. cross-border and multijurisdictional matters and ranks as a top firm in our primary practice areas including mergers and acquisitions, securities, business litigation, banking and finance, competition and foreign investment, tax, restructuring, energy, real estate, project development, employment and labour, and pensions.

Stikeman Elliott LLP
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Montréal, Quebec H3B 3V2

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Global Legal Group is an independent media company specialising in the legal market. Through or brands – the International Comparative Legal Guides and Global Legal Insights series, Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine, and African Law & Business we provide legal, regulatory and policy information to senior executives, general counsel, law firms and government agencies.



Global Arbitration Review (GAR) is the leading independent hub for news, analysis, rankings, discussion and data affecting the practice area of international arbitration. Covering commercial and investment arbitration, GAR is the unofficial broadcaster for members of the international arbitration community, keeping them up to date and informed.

Global Arbitration Review
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International Financial Law Review (IFLR) is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance in financial institutions, corporates and in private practice. With journalists based in the US, UK and Asia IFLR offers the monthly audience of 30,000+ individuals everything from practical, actionable insight on the latest deal structures and regulatory developments to interviews with regulators and in-house counsel worldwide.

IFLR’s mission, from its inception 30 years ago, has been to provide professionals in the financial services industry with focused, practical and digestible reports on matters affecting international finance. The format of the Review has changed over the years; the high quality of its substantive content has not.”

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For more than 60 years, RWS has led the industry as one of the world’s top language solution providers, offering high-quality translation and interpreting services in more than 150 languages, certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 quality standards.

Our specialist legal team works with international law firms and corporate legal departments to deliver expert legal, financial and technical translations across a wide range of practice areas. By combining in-country translators with our own extensive in-house team, we have greater capacity for work and can meet tight submission deadlines.




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The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) is recognized as Canada’s preeminent ADR professional organization.

ADRIC sets the standard for best practices for ADR in Canada. We support conflict resolution through arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR, promote ethical standards and professional competency, and provide leadership, education and certification to our members. More than two thousand ADR practitioners across the country belong to ADRIC.

ADRIC's Arbitration Rules are state of the art for Canadian disputes and our arbitration services second to none.

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