On Thursday 6 May 2021, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Afghanistan Commercial Dispute Resolution Center and the Beijing ZhiZhong Arbitration Center (Beijing ZhiZhong Information Technology Company) was signed. The objective of this MoU is to share resources on alternative dispute resolution, support each other in entering international arbitration markets, work together to enhance arbitration activities, and Joint actions to expand the scope of international commercial arbitration by using each other's influence.
During the online event, Mr. Tawakool Khurram, CEO of ACDR provided information about ACDR and added “ACDR is striving to develop and institutionalize the arbitration in Afghanistan and region.” He further added “the ACDR is working to expand its regional cooperation to establish good and strong relations with other arbitration centers in the region. Now we are pleased to continue our further cooperation with the Beijing ZhiZhong Arbitration Center, and in the future, the center and Beijing ZhiZhong will work together to enhance arbitration in the region and internationally.”
Mr. Zhang Tianwei, Chief Executive Officer of the Beijing ZhiZhong Arbitration Center, provided detailed information about their Center and stressed the need for bilateral cooperation. At the end of the event, the executives of both parties officially signed a MoU between the two centers.
Beijing ZhiZhong is a dedicated and professional Internet arbitration service provider. Our goal is to assist arbitration institutions to improve their services and achieve online digital arbitration processing so as to improve arbitration efficiency. The center focuses more on international arbitration to play a greater role in arbitration in the “Belt and Road” initiative.
On 6 April 2021, the Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution (ACDR) with the cooperation of Association of Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators of Afghanistan inaugurated the firs-ever arbitration and mediation stage at the ACDR conference hall.
At the beginning of this event, Mr. Tawakool Khurram, CEO of ACDR welcomed the participants and provided information about the event. He said “main reading source for this training stage is the book about Commercial Arbitration and Mediation which is recently written and published by ACDR and experts from arbitration and mediation fields.” He added “objective of organizing this stage is to enhance the knowledge of participants regarding the arbitration and mediation as well as institutionalize the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Afghanistan.”
Worth to mention that around 260 participants from different fields such as defense lawyers, university teachers, law school graduates and legal community members will participate in this Stage for three months free of cost. At the end of the course, each participants shall receive certificates.
Thursday, 6 April 2021
Memorandum of Understanding between the ACDR and ABA with the aim of joint efforts, coordination and establishment of relations between the two parties in order to provide services on the settlement of disputes to ABA, development of Afghanistan’s economy through resolving disputes and increase awareness of members of the commercial and economic communities of country about services and mechanisms of alternative commercial dispute resolution, was signed.
Mr. Tawakol Khorram, Executive Director of ACDR, pointed to the role of construction companies in the development and prosperity of the country's economy and stressed the importance of alternative methods of resolving commercial disputes for members of the ABA. He added “ACDR, as the sole institution which is resolving the commercial disputes in the country, shall try to prioritize disputes related to the members of ABA and support the association members in development of commercial contracts.”
Mr. Eng. Hamidullah Habibi, ABA CEO, praised the role of alternative dispute resolution in Afghanistan and promised “ABA shall encourage its members to refer their disputes to ACDR to resolve them via alternative dispute resolution mechanism.”
Based on MoU, both parties are committed to organize events about ADR (arbitration and mediation) as well as provide legal advices regarding the commercial dispute resolution to the members of ABA.
28 March 2021