On April 27, 2016, the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) organized a seminar for introducing AALCO’s Regional Arbitration Centres. This was a great opportunity to get familiar with the structure and function of different regional arbitration centres established and active under the auspices of AALCO namely the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration.
Professor Dr. Rahmat Mohamad (Secretary-General of Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization) was the keynote speaker of this event and provided the participants with an insightful history of regional arbitration centres established under auspices of the AALCO, as well as the role that these centres can play in resolving the disputes between parties from AALCO contracting states.
Dr. Oveis Rezvanian (Director of TRAC) and Mr. Laurence Muiruri Ngugi (Registrar/ CEO of Nairobi Regional Arbitration Centre) were the next speakers who introduced and presented the structure and function of their respective arbitration centres.
The panel, moderated by Ms. Adineh Abghari (Senior Legal Counsel of TRAC), was followed by a question and answers session and was warmly welcomed by lawyers, students and business users.