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Sydney has institutions and facilities of the highest standard to support your arbitration and ensure that it proceeds smoothly and efficiently. For example, Sydney's translator services rival any in the world and are regularly exported to assist in arbitrations in Asia.

Australian International Disputes Centre

The Australian International Disputes Centre is Australia’s premier dispute resolution venue. Established in 2010 with the assistance of the Australian Government and the Government of the State of New South Wales, the Centre houses leading ADR providers which include the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited (CIArb), the Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC) and the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC).Offering a premier one stop full ADR service, the Centre is located in the heart of Sydney’s business district at One Castlereagh Street.

Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)

ACICA is based in Sydney to administer arbitrations and mediations and to provide assistance with auxiliaries and infrastructure. Services include nominations of arbitrators and mediators, information and advice on experienced international arbitration practitioners, arbitration agreements, rules and arbitration law and practice.

ACICA also provides assistance with hearing rooms, transcription and IT services and accommodation.

Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC)

The ACDC has a long standing background in providing a variety of services in arbitration and alternative disputes resolution (ADR). Established in 1986 ACDC offers extensive case management services, including advice and assistance in planning the right dispute resolution process, access to a range of independent dispute resolution panels, and hearings facilities.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Australian Branch (CIArb)

Founded in 1915 the Chartered Institute is a membership organization for practising arbitrators. Besides providing promotional and educational services to the arbitration community, the Institute maintains a register of arbitrators, a panel of chartered arbitrators and a register of expert witnesses.

Parties can refer to the Chartered Institute to nominate and/or appoint qualified arbitrators and expert witnesses suitable for a designated dispute. The Chartered Institute is represented in Australia through its Australian branch in Sydney.