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FICA. Provides administration services for preventing and resolving disputes.

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FICA. Offers transparency of administration and flexibility of rules.

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FICA. Has accreditation from the WTO, the ITC and UNCITRAL.

Who we are

FICA is the only  institution to have Observer Status at UNCITRAL which is not a State nor a Major entity. FICA provides bespoke ADR Rules and Regulations and administers disputes.

FICA offers panels of expert determiners and dispute resolvers who are available for appointment.

Founded in 1998, FICA is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation which:

  • Provides administration services for preventing and resolving disputes.
  • Offers experienced dispute resolvers who practice in various jurisdictions around the world.
  • Offers multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional experience.
  • Provides administration services for prevention of disputes.
  • Where disputes have arisen provides administration services for their resolution.
  • Offers a Panel of Dispute Resolvers with multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional experience.
  • Offers transparency of administration and flexibility of rules.
  • Has accreditation from the WTO, the ITC and UNCITRAL.
  • Has Observer Status with all six working groups of UNCITRAL.

In 2002 FICA was invited with Observer status to attend UNCITRAL. FICA was accredited to the WTO in 1999 and International Trade Centre (ITC) in 1998.

The ITC also invites FICA to the biannual meetings hosted by the ITC of Dispute Resolution Institutions.

News and Events

International aspect on weight given to be given to an employed expert:
“From time immemorial, there has never been a requirement that an expert witness must be independent of the prosecuting authority or, if called by the defence, of the accused.”

APRAG Report – UNCITRAL Working Group II – 50th Session:
Revisions of Article 19: Statement of Defence; Article 20: Amendments to the Claim or Defence; Article 21: Pleas as to the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal; Article 22: Further written statements; Article 23: Periods of time; Article 24: Evidence; Article 25: Hearings, witnesses and experts; and Article 26: Interim measures.