ADGM Arbitration Centre
Located between east and west, connecting all corners of the globe, the ADGM Arbitration Centre is a unique digitised space for arbitration hearings and mediations, serving the international dispute resolution community in every way possible, in line with international best practices.
The Centre offers state-of-the-art amenities and services, utilising sophisticated technology for virtual, hybrid and physical hearings and meetings.
ADGM – a global leader in mediation
ADGM is a driving force in mediation, with a Court-Annexed Mediation service and a Panel of Mediators with diversity and experience at its core.Learn more
ADGM – a preferred global seat of arbitration
ADGM is a progressive and safe seat of arbitration, based in the innovative and award winning international financial centre of Abu Dhabi.Learn more
ADGM Arbitration Clauses
The ADGM Arbitration Centre's guidance on model arbitration clauses.Learn more
ADGM Arbitration Regulations
The Arbitration Regulations 2015, are a progressive framework for the efficient conduct of arbitral proceedings and the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards,Learn more
Virtual, Hybrid and Physical services
The Arbitration Centre has been designed with flexibility and parties’ needs at the fore. The Centre is the perfect venue for virtual, hybrid or physical hearings.Learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the ADGM Arbitration Centre located and is it open for hearings and mediations?
The ADGM Arbitration Centre is located on Level 20, Al Maqam Tower, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. It became fully operational on Wednesday, 17 October 2018.
Enquiries regarding arbitration in ADGM and the ADGM Arbitration Centre should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more
Is this the ICC Court’s (ICC) first Representative Office in the region? What is the reason for setting it up in ADGM?
Yes. The ICC had not previously set up a representative office in the Middle East.
The ICC set up its representative office in Abu Dhabi as an affirmation of the increasing relevance of international arbitration in the MENA region. The ICC will spread the vast experience of the ICC Court and its Secretariat in matching the needs of arbitration users. The ICC is working with ADGM in bringing its services closer to the ICC’s users in the region, in real time and in local language.
The ICC office is based in the ADGM Arbitration Centre in Al Maqam Tower. ICC arbitration enquiries should be directed to +971 2 245 9584.Learn more
Is this an exclusive ADGM/ ICC arbitration centre or can any party have their arbitration case heard in the ADGM Arbitration Centre?
The ADGM Arbitration Centre is not exclusive for ADGM based entities or for ICC administered arbitrations or mediations. Any party wishing to have their arbitration case heard, or mediation held, in the ADGM Arbitration Centre is welcome to use the advanced facilities, including state-of-the-art technology, offered in the Centre.Learn more
Is the ADGM Arbitration Centre an arbitral institution?
No. The ADGM Arbitration Centre is a hearing facility with advanced facilities and state-of-the-art technology.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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