ADGM Launches New “Mediation in the Metaverse” Service
On 11 November 2022, the Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) Arbitration Centre launched the world’s first “mediation in the metaverse” service. This service will revolutionize the delivery of mediation globally, immediately transforming the court-annexed mediation scheme conducted by ADGM courts into the next generation approach to mediation
ADGM’s unique metaverse service is the starting point for a sustainable next generation approach to international dispute resolution and is set to increase the reach and effectiveness of mediation as a preferred form of dispute resolution.
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution that parties may use to settle their disputes with the utmost confidentiality with an impartial third-party mediator. Mediation is a consensual process where the mediator decision is not imposed upon the parties. Early settlement of disputes through mediation helps preserve business relationships and frees up company resources, allowing organizations to focus on core business priorities.
The service, which is available to both local and international parties, provides a virtual space in which mediations can be conducted. It utilizes the latest Web3 technology, providing a more immersive experience and allowing parties access to 3D office space. This virtual space, which is accessible via desktop or mobile devices, will mimic the physical space within the ADGM Arbitration Centre and will inevitably result in a greater connection between the participants in mediation proceedings.
This service should not only reduce the costs of mediation by removing the need for parties to incur additional time and costs of travel (with the added benefit of also reducing parties’ carbon footprint in international dispute resolution) and physical room-hire costs, but also allow for mediations to take place more swiftly.
The new metaverse service aligns with the ADGM Arbitration Centre’s ultimate goals of increasing (a) the reach of mediation to parties who wish to explore a resolution of their dispute on their own terms and question its effectiveness without their physical presence, and (b) the acceptance of mediation as an invaluable means to resolve disputes.
Eliminating the need for travel to in-person meetings by providing digitally enabled solutions to resolve disputes on a global scale is a positive step forward.
This is an exciting and innovative development for dispute resolution in the ADGM, and the wider region, consistent with the ADGM’s stated mission to “promote economic and financial sector growth through a world-class innovative financial center”.
ADGM Courts Launch Blockchain Technology
ADGM Courts has announced the first-ever introduction of blockchain technology. The new blockchain-based system will digitally certify judgments and allow their availability and enforcement anywhere in the world.
This system, the first for any court in the world, will go online in the first quarter of 2023. The blockchain solution will result in substantial time and cost savings for parties in the enforcement of their commercial judgments. Secure, immutable judgments will be immediately available to parties and enforcing courts, via ADGM’s website, an API or directly on the blockchain for member courts. Parties will no longer need to wait for a certified copy of the judgment to start the process in the enforcing jurisdiction.
This is a major development for international trade and commerce. This trailblazing introduction of blockchain technology for commercial courts underscores ADGM and ADGM Courts’ reputation as leaders in the digitization of justice.
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