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Pakistan’s first international arbitration center

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Efficient dispute resolution for a stronger and vibrant economy of Pakistan

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Capacity building and training

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Legislative advice and policy recommendations

Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration

CIICA is Pakistan’s first international arbitration center that offers arbitration, mediation and a wide range of other dispute avoidance and resolution services. CIICA’s panel of arbitrators includes leading local and foreign arbitrators from the U.S., Australia, China, Canada, Hong Kong and the U.K.

CIICA is a registered, independent organization that is also involved in capacity building in the area of international arbitration in particular and alternative dispute resolution in general.  CIICA’s objectives also include training, research and legislative reform in connection with international arbitration.

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If we could strengthen this organization (CIICA) we could decrease the burden on our courts and the speed of justice will increase while the cost of seeking justice would decrease.- Musadiq Malik (Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan)

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CIICA will develop a home based capacity by training local people in the highly technical field. Local training will not only make a difference in safeguarding our commercial interests but will also better equip our bureaucrats. - Chaudhry Sarwar (Former Governor, Punjab)

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To date, all international arbitration matters to which Pakistani government institutions, statutory and commercial bodies have been a party to have take place outside of Pakistan because we did not have such a Center (CIICA). - Shahid Hamid (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan)

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Centers such as CIICA will help attract foreign investment and help the resolution of disputes. - Justice (Retd.) Sheikh Riaz (Former Chief Justice of Pakistan)

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CIICA has embarked on a challenging though noble journey to spread the benefits of commercial arbitration to Pakistani organizations. It may be a path well-travelled in other countries but one that breaks new ground in Pakistan.- Humayun Akhtar (Former Federal Minister of Commerce, Pakistan)

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Initiatives like the establishment of CIICA will prove to be a milestone on the way to improving the global ranking of Pakistan as one of the preferred investment destinations. - Lubna Pathan (Former Director General, Projects & Policy Research, Punjab Board of Investment and Trade)

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We need to rehash our laws to protect the state from dispute resolution issues faced in the past. This is where I see this initiative as key because CIICA’s objectives include capacity building, research and analysis, legal and legislative advice. - Nudrat Piracha (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)

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Our goal is to make CIICA is credible and reputable Center both regionally and globally - Rana Sajjad (Founder & President, CIICA)