Dr. Andrew Willcocks, our Senior Director of Partnerships & Publications, takes us through a huge year for new partnerships at Jus Mundi.
In 2023, Jus Mundi was extremely proud to conclude 23 partnerships with international arbitral institutions and associations across the world.
We would like to thank all our partners who have joined us in making international law and arbitration materials globally available to the public, in the name of the public good.
In March, we welcomed the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) with an exclusive partnership to make key selected CRCICA arbitration awards and related materials freely available to the world.
We were also thrilled to announce in March that the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Center (ITOTAM) was joining us, making available their awards and non-confidential materials to the public, for a greater understanding of arbitration in Turkey and the region.
In the same month, Jus Mundi was joined by the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), in a partnership to ensure that arbitration is better understood in the region through sharing non-confidential THAC awards with the general public.
At the close of March, we were pleased to be joined by the Center for Arbitration and Conciliation of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CAC-CCB), to boost global knowledge of Colombian and regional arbitration through the sharing of CAC-CCB arbitration materials.
In April, we proudly announced an exclusive partnership with the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) to share NCIA non-confidential awards globally, ensuring Kenya and East Africa are represented in Jus Mundi’s open data in international law and arbitration.
A second partnership announced in April was with the dynamic Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM-Milan) making anonymised CAM-Milan awards publicly available, helping to spread the culture of arbitration further to business in the region while respecting confidentiality.
A further European partnership was announced in April with the Commercial Arbitration Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAC-CCIP), which aims to boost international growth of the Lusophone arbitration community by sharing non-confidential CAC-CCIP awards and arbitration materials openly on Jus Mundi’s platform.
In May, Jus Mundi was glad to join forces with the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) to collaborate in the collection of Brazilian non-confidential commercial arbitration awards and related judicial decisions, making them available to the world, and for the benefit of Brazilian arbitration regionally.
In June, we were joined by the Dalian International Arbitration Court (DIAC-Dalian) in China, to make non-confidential DIAC-Dalian arbitration awards and related documents freely available to the world, to improve understanding of important arbitration in China.
In July, Jus Mundi was delighted to announce a major collaboration with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the premier institution dedicated to resolving international investment disputes. The collaboration aims to provide the public with a deeper understanding of the ICSID dispute settlement process and the development of international law on foreign investment, through Jus Mundi hosting a selection of ICSID online resources on its platform.
In August, Jus Mundi announced a collaborative partnership with the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) to collect non-confidential commercial arbitration materials and landmark arbitration-related judicial decisions in the Asia-Pacific region, making them available to the global community.
At the close of August, we were joined by the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) to announce a partnership to share sanitized versions of TIAC awards, and other important arbitration materials, to improve global understanding of international arbitration in Uzbekistan and the region.
In September, we welcomed an important partnership in China with the Shijiazhuang Arbitration Commission (SJZAC), to share non-confidential SJZAC arbitration awards and related materials globally, to promote arbitration in China and the region as a tool of high-quality economic and social development.
Our second partnership of September was with the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC), an important destination for domestic and international arbitration in the Caribbean. Under the partnership, Jus Mundi hosts select BVI IAC non-confidential arbitration awards and related information.
In late September, we were honoured to announce an agreement with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, to host select redacted arbitration decisions and related information, allowing anyone in the world to search these materials using Jus Mundi’s advanced AI-based platform and open research tools.
In October we welcomed a new partnership with the Centro Internacional de Arbitraje de Madrid (CIAM-Madrid), to share non-confidential CIAM-Madrid arbitration awards that focus on international arbitration with the world, boosting the understanding of arbitration in Spain.
At the conclusion of October, we joined together in a wonderful partnership with the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (SAKIG), a first for the Polish arbitration community, hosting select SAKIG non-confidential arbitration awards and related information on Jus Mundi’s open public database.
In early November, Jus Connect announced a new strategic partnership with the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) to launch a Tribunal Secretary Platform to revolutionize finding and working with tribunal secretaries in international arbitration. This collaborative effort is the first global solution for connecting arbitrators and tribunal secretaries worldwide.
In the same month, Jus Mundi teamed up with the Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC) to share redacted SHAC arbitration awards and related SHAC arbitration materials globally, ensuring that the important work of SHAC is made openly available to the regional arbitration community.
In November, Jus Mundi also expanded our existing partnership with the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court), to begin offering free access to arbitral awards and case documents compliant with the Brazilian Arbitration Act through the ICC Dispute Resolution Library.
At the close of November, the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission (GZAC) and Jus Mundi entered into a strategic cooperation agreement, to host GZAC’s typical cases and research results regarding on our globally open public database.
We were very proud in December to have the Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb) join as a new partner of Jus Mundi, in order to exclusively share non-confidential TIArb arbitration awards and related TIArb arbitration materials to the public, through Jus Mundi’s platform.
In late December, as our final partnership announcement for the year, we were glad to team up with the Beihai Asia International Arbitration (BAIAC), for greater understanding of arbitration in ASEAN Plus Six, by sharing non-confidential BAIAC arbitration awards and related BAIAC arbitration materials on Jus Mundi’s open platform.
We remain extremely grateful to all our partners, and we welcome all these wonderful new partners who have joined us in 2023.
You can become a partner too! Join us in making international law and arbitration more transparent and accessible!