Mediation marks BCDR’s 50th commercial ADR referral case

The latest mediation registered with the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) marks the 50th case to be referred to BCDR for arbitration or mediation by agreement of the parties (also known as Section 2 cases).

BCDR is pleased to report a steady increase in the pace of referrals for arbitration and mediation, with 39 of the 50 registered cases to date having been filed since 2019.

Arbitrators sitting in BCDR Section 2 cases have included renowned practitioners from Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Singapore, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. More than 50% of the arbitrators selected by BCDR were different individual women.

In addition to maintaining excellence in the administration of cases under its own rules, BCDR also offers appointing authority services under ad hoc rules. BCDR also continues in its role as a leader in education in the region and as the face of Bahrain at UNCITRAL. BCDR's achievements and continued commitment to improvement have earned it recognition for the second consecutive year as one of only two institutions to be included in the "White List" of the GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration for 2023.

BCDR takes this opportunity to thank all parties contracting for its rules and administrative services for their confidence in the institution.