Arbitration in ADGM
ADGM Arbitration Centre (ADGMAC) is a hearing facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Available to everyone, ADGMAC's hearing rooms and other facilities can be booked for arbitration cases or mediations. The facilities can be used by parties regardless of which institution they choose to administer their arbitration. In addition, the parties can, and are encouraged to, make use of ADGMAC’s facilities and services even where the legal place of the arbitration is outside of ADGM.
What is arbitration?
Arbitration is a private dispute resolution process that parties may choose as an alternative to going to court.Learn more
Why arbitrate in ADGM?
ADGM is a leader in the arbitration community with a modern pro-arbitration framework modelled on the UNCITRAL Model Law.Learn more
The Arbitration Regulations 2015 make provision for the conduct of arbitral proceedings and the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.Learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
Why arbitrate in ADGM?
ADGM is a leader in the arbitration community with its modern pro-arbitration framework that has been modelled on the UNCITRAL Model Law. This framework is superbly complimented by the ADGM Arbitration Centre (ADGMAC) which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and hearing facilities and supported by outstanding infrastructure. Together, they provide the ideal forum for parties to resolve their arbitral disputes. See link here for further information in why parties should arbitrate in ADGM.Learn more
What are the Arbitration Guidelines?
The Arbitration Guidelines provide users of arbitration, their counsel and arbitrators with a set of innovative best practice procedures to assist in bringing greater certainty and efficiency to the arbitral process, while ensuring fairness, equality and due process. Parties can choose to use the Guidelines in their arbitral proceedings, whether those proceedings take place at the ADGMAC or elsewhere.
Parties or tribunals can adopt all or some of the provisions to give greater structure to certain aspects of the arbitral process through a clear set of default procedures that will apply to the arbitration and give tribunals the tools to better control time and costs of proceedings. The Guidelines also have built-in flexibility and procedural safeguards so that they can be adapted to the unique circumstances of a particular dispute.Learn more
What are the Arbitration Regulations 2015?
The Arbitration Regulations 2015 provide the basic legal framework for arbitrations conducted in ADGM and comprises the arbitration law that the ADGM Courts will apply if it is called upon in its supervisory role over the arbitration, or at the enforcement stage.Learn more
What is ADGMAC?
ADGMAC is a hearing facility that is equipped with state-of-the art technology. ADGMAC is open to all who wish to book the hearing rooms and other facilities for arbitration cases. ADGMAC is not an institution itself, which means that the facilities can be used by parties regardless of which institution they choose to administer their arbitration. In addition, the parties can, and are encouraged to, make use of ADGMAC’s facilities and services even where the legal place of the arbitration is outside of ADGM.Learn more
Does ADGMAC administer arbitration proceedings?
No. This provides parties with the flexibility to choose the institution to administer their arbitration and is one of the advantages of selecting ADGMAC as the place for their arbitration hearing.Learn more
Are ADGM awards enforceable outside ADGM?
ADGM arbitral awards are enforceable under: the New York Convention in more than 150 countries; multi-lateral and bilateral treaties with certain countries; and memoranda of understanding with leading international common law jurisdictions.Learn more
This centre has been established out of an emerging need for groundbreaking technology for alternative dispute resolution in this region.Linda Fitz-Alan
Registrar and Chief Executive
of ADGM Courts
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