Arbitration and Mediation Associations in Asia
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Arbitration and Mediation Centers in Asia
- Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration ('ACICA')
The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration ('ACICA') is a not-for-profit public company which was established in 1985. The objects of ACICA are to support and facilitate international arbitration and to promote Sydney and Australia as a venue for international commercial arbitrations.
- Bangladesh Council of Arbitration
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has introduced the Bangladesh Council of Arbitration (BCA) for the resolution of commercial disputes through a simple, harmonious, cost effective and speedy process as one of its services to the business community. The BCA serves as a means to resolve the aforementioned problems. One of the main objectives of BCA is to promote amicable and speedy settlement of commercial disputes by arbitration.
- Beijing Arbitration Commission
The Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC) is a permanent organization that provides a forum for the efficient and impartial arbitration of disputes associated with contractual and other property rights among citizens, legal persons and other organizations. The BAC was established in 1995, upon approval by the Beijing People's Government in accordance with the Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China. The BAC is comprised of one Chairman, four Vice-Chairmen and several members, all of whom are specialists and renowned experts in the legal, economic and trade sectors.
- Beijing-Hamburg Conciliation Center
- Cambodia's Arbitration Council
The Arbitration Council is an independent tribunal established by law to decide on collective labor disputes which cannot settled by conciliation.The Arbitration Council is an important institution for Cambodia because it helps to solve the most serious of industrial disputes, collective disputes, before they have a chance to escalate, causing damage to the economy and to social harmony," (H.E. Mr. Ith Samheng - Minister for Social Affairs, Labor, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation).
- China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission
The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) is a permanent international commercial arbitration institution which independently and impartially resolves international economic and trade disputes by arbitration. The CIETAC is located in Beijing. To meet the growth of arbitration activities, the CIETAC established its Shenzhen Sub-Commission and its Shanghai Sub-commission respectively in 1989 and 1990. The Beijing Headquarters of the CIETAC and its Shenzhen Sub-commission and its Shanghai Sub-commission are one institution. They use the same Arbitration Rules and Panel of Arbitrators and they exercise the same arbitration jurisdiction.
- China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC)
China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) independently and impartially resolves, by means of arbitration, contractual and non-contractual maritime disputes arising from, or in the process of, transportation, production and navigation by or at sea, in coastal waters and other waters adjacent to sea, with a view to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the parties concerned. In order to act an active response to the State strategy to build Shanghai as an international shipping center and to improve the investment environment in Shanghai, and convenient for parties' arbitration as well, CMAC established the Shanghai Sub-Commission in January 2003. The Shanghai Sub-Commission is an integral part of CMAC, with a secretariat to handle its daily affairs directed by the secretary general. The Shanghai Sub-Commission executes the same function as CMAC, and can independently accept and hear cases.
- Commercial Arbitral Institution in Japan, JCAA
The International Commercial Arbitration Committee, the former body of JCAA, was established in 1950 within the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the support of six other business organizations including the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations, the Japan Foreign Trade Council and the Federation of Banking Associations of Japan, to serve as an organization to settle commercial disputes and promote international trade, thereby contributing to the development of the Japanese economy. In 1953, with the further growth of international trade, the arbitration committee was reorganized as JCAA to become independent from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to expand and streamline its business activities.
- Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
- G.C.C. Commercial Arbitration Centre
The Objects of G.C.C. Centre are to support and facilitate international arbitration and to promote gulf and middle east sa a venue for international commercial arbitrations.
- Hong Kong International Arbitration Center
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) was established in 1985 to assist disputing parties to solve their disputes by arbitration and by other means of dispute resolution. It was established by a group of the leading business and professional people in Hong Kong to be the focus for Asia of dispute resolution. HKIAC is a non-profit company limited by guarantee. It is financially self sufficient. Functions The Centre provides a free information service on international and domestic dispute resolution; this includes answering enquiries and advising on dispute resolution clauses and arbitrators' fees. HKIAC operates panels of international and local arbitrators of experience and holds lists of mediators. It can assist in making recommendations of suitable persons. It administers the mediation service for Hong Kong Government contracts.
- India Council of Arbitration
India Council of Arbitration provides arbitration facilities for all types of domestic and international commercial disputes - Uses its good offices for conciliation of international trade complaints, non-performance of contracts or non-compliance with arbitration awards - Organises arbitration conferences and training programmes in different parts of India - Conducts research and publishes arbitration literature, including a quarterly Arbitration Journal - Provides information and advice to all interested parties on drafting of trade contracts and arbitration laws and on establishing dispute settlement procedures and facilities - Maintains cooperative links with arbitration bodies throughout the world .
- India International Center for Dispute Resolution
- Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)
The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board(KCAB) is well established to assist those international parties who may find themselves in a conflict during the performance of their commercial business. An institution such as the KCAB must be neutral, unbiased and independent in order to administer and conduct international arbitration, conciliation and mediation, viable alternatives to transnational litigation. Litigation can be costly, time-consuming and lead to a permanent breakdown in business relationships.
- Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration
the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation, the Centre provides a neutral system for the settlement of disputes in trade, commerce and investment within the Asia-Pacific region.
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- Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
The Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization incorporated in 1996 out of the Arbitration Committee of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the use of arbitration as an alternative mode of settling commercial transaction disputes and providing dispute resolution services to the business community. Its membership is composed of prominent lawyers, members of the judiciary, academicians, arbitrators, bankers, and businessmen.
- Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is a non-profit organization incorporated as a public company limited by guarantee in March 1990. It commenced operations on 1st July 1991. SIAC is the statutory appointing authority under the International Arbitration Act 1994 of Singapore.
- Singapore Mediation Centre ("SMC")
The SMC is a non-profit organisation guaranteed by the Singapore Academy of Law. It is linked institutionally with many professional and trade associations and receives the support of the Supreme Court of Singapore, the Subordinate Courts of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.
- Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC)
The Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) has been established under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), pursuant to a resolution adopted by the AALCO in 1987 and an agreement signed in 1997 with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Functions Its functions are: conducting arbitrations; promoting international commercial arbitration; coordinating the activities of, and offering assistance to, the existing arbitration institutions in the region; providing assistance to ad hoc arbitrations, including acting as appointing authority, particularly in cases where they are taking place in accordance with the UNCITRAL Rules; providing assistance in the enforcement of arbitral awards; and, more generally, providing assistance in the settlement of disputes.