The AmCham ADR Committee continued promoting alternative
methods of dispute resolution as an out-of-court solution to effectively
resolve disputes, with the aim of educating AmCham members of the their
benefits, and inform them of the best suited institutions, individuals and ad
hoc choices for successfully resolving their disputes. The Committee prepared
an index of relevant national and regional ADR institutions and compiled a list
of AmCham members (lawyers and mediators) willing to provide basic free
consultation regarding ADR (benefits, risks, costs etc.) to fellow members.
This is an exclusive member-to-member free service and the list is published on
the AmCham website.
AmCham met with the representatives of the Ministry of
Justice to present the Committee’s activities and express interest in participating
in the consultation process for the drafting of changes to the Civil Procedure
Act. The Ministry was very open to further cooperation and confirmed they would
include Committee representatives in the working group for drafting legislative
changes. Subsequently, the Committee prepared a short proposal of amendments to
the Civil Procedure Act in relation to articles concerning the use of mediation
and arbitration, which was submitted to the Ministry.