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DIAC and AAA-ICDR Symposium: Forging Ahead with New Alliances and ADR Improvements during Dubai Arbitration Week


The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), in a landmark collaboration with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), concluded a successful symposium as part of Dubai Arbitration Week, focusing on contemporary arbitration trends, sustainability, and case management efficiency. This event aligns with the strategic objectives of Dubai’s vision for economic development.

Dubai Arbitration Week and Its Significance

The Dubai Arbitration Week, as a cornerstone event, aligns with the city’s D33 agenda aimed at doubling the size of Dubai’s economy by 2033. It establishes the city as a dynamic hub for arbitration, setting the stage for impactful events like the upcoming COP28 UAE, which Dubai is poised to host. These events emphasise Dubai’s commitment to global discourse and sustainability stewardship.

Symposium Spotlight: Sustainable Arbitration Practices

Event Details: The symposium, held on 14 November 2023 at the Waldorf Astoria, Dubai International Financial Centre, featured engaging panel discussions from leading arbitration experts from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.Sustainability and Efficiency: The discussions explored the integration of sustainability in arbitration and the optimisation of case management on an international scale.

Strategic Partnerships and Global Outreach

DIAC’s narrative of global collaboration is further strengthened through alliances with revered international arbitration institutions, marking a year of strategic partnerships. These associations reflect DIAC’s role as a pivot for knowledge exchange and sector-specific dispute resolution expertise.

Global Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing: Strategic alliances with leading arbitral institutions like the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, and the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, along with the recent strategic partnership and collaboration with AAA-ICDR, have enhanced DIAC’s international positioning, elevating Dubai as a global arbitration hub.

Sector-Specific Advancements: The synergy with the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre (SVAMC) and the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG) showcases DIAC’s focused approach on specific leading economic sectors such as technology and maritime with a precise aim of achieving sector-specific arbitration excellence.

Modern Mediation Rules Unveiled

The introduction of DIAC’s first-ever Mediation Rules earlier this October reflects the Centre’s commitment to adapt and lead by providing efficient, confidential, and modern alternative dispute resolution frameworks and mechanisms.

Futuristic Outlook

DIAC remains at the forefront of arbitration excellence globally, with its accomplishments mirroring its strategic intentions. It continually reaffirms its dedication to fairness, integrity, and diversity in dispute resolution.

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