As the industry steps into a new age of dispute resolution, the AIAC remains steadfast in its ongoing commitment to the international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) ecosystem and the stakeholders it serves. Since its inception, under the auspices of Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) over four decades ago, the AIAC has evolved into a multi-purpose ADR hub resulting from a series of successful initiatives, such as modernising its arbitration and mediation rules, introducing its Standard Form of Building Contracts, as well as creating a scheme for the resolution of domain name disputes, amongst many other innovations. Further, the AIAC signiﬁcantly contributes to capacity building in Malaysia, Asia and beyond. The AIAC maintains its soaring global reach by constantly seeking to expand its services and innovations in the legal industry, focusing on ADR, dispute avoidance and holistic dispute resolution. By focusing on servicing clientele across various jurisdictions and regions, the AIAC caters to domestic and international ADR parties, whether based regionally and globally.
2018 was a milestone year for the AIAC, whose rebranding signiﬁed a new era of expansion: availability of the AIAC’s services for a broader scope of users and their representatives, strengthened capacity building programs, and continuation of its educational programs to seasoned and young ADR practitioners from around the world.
Additionally, the AIAC excels in the provision of world-class institutional support as a neutral and independent venue for parties and their respective arbitral tribunals to smoothly conduct domestic and international arbitrations, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. The AIAC continues to spearhead the adoption of virtual mechanisms that harmonize ADR proceedings with IR 4.0, thus ensuring the availability of due process to parties involved in institutional or ad-hoc arbitrations, regardless of geographical limitations or movement restrictions presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.