Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
  • Country: Philippine
  • City: Manila
  • Type of organization: non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: 1996
  • Interests: Arbitration - Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: Commercial Disputes

[edit] Description

The Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization incorporated in 1996 out of the Arbitration Committee of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the use of arbitration as an alternative mode of settling commercial transaction disputes and providing dispute resolution services to the business community. Its membership is composed of prominent lawyers, members of the judiciary, academicians, arbitrators, bankers, and businessmen.

PDRCI has broadened its scope of arbitration advocacy mission. It administers arbitration in specialized fields, such as maritime, banking, insurance, securities, and intellectual property disputes.

With trade globalization, PDRCI has forged cooperation agreements with foreign arbitration centers such as the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Indian Council of Arbitration and the Singapore International Arbitration Center. It has also networked with the various committees of the International Chamber of Commerce, among which is the International Court of Arbitration.

[edit] Functions - Activities - Services

PDRCI offers the following dispute resolution services:

  • Administration of commercial arbitration and mediation;
  • Appointment of arbitrators and mediators;
  • Organization of seminars on commercial arbitration;
  • Provision of training and accreditation;
  • Networking with various international arbitration centers;
  • Referral services; and
  • Information on arbitration agreements, rules and arbitration law and practice.

In addition, PDRCI has a system for the accreditation of arbitrators and mediators. It maintains a panel of local arbitrators and a panel of foreign arbitrators.

PDRCI has been actively involved in the dissemination of information about legislative matters concerning arbitration, trade law and commerce.

[edit] Contact

c/o Office of the General Counsel 12th Floor, Allied Bank Center 6754 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 0716- Philippines

Tel: +63(2) 8179119

Fax: +63(2) 8123302


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