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Ad Hoc Arbitration

Ad hoc arbitration is a form of dispute resolution where parties agree to arbitrate their disputes without the involvement of a specific arbitral institution. In ad hoc arbitration, the parties themselves manage various aspects of the arbitration process, including selecting arbitrators, determining procedural rules, and administering the proceedings.

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At the request of either party (or both parties, as necessary) in an ad hoc arbitration, CI-MAC may:

1. appoint arbitrator(s); and/or

2. determine the number of arbitrators

3. decide a challenge to an arbitrator.

The fee for appointing one arbitrator is US$1,000.

The fee for determining the number of arbitrators is US$1,000.

The Challenge Registration Fee is US$5,500.

The arbitral tribunal's fees and expenses shall be determined in accordance with the applicable arbitration rules or law. 

Requests for

A Party may make a request for one or more of these services by sending CI-MAC a request by email to, together with:

(a) a copy of the relevant clause, standalone agreement or decision of a third entity for CI-MAC to act or be designated as the appointing authority;

(b) a copy of the underlying contract between the Parties;

(c) a summary of the nature of the dispute and the expertise the Parties have agreed that the Neutral should have;

(d) the email address of each Party including the email address of any legal representatives who are authorized to act on legal matters for the Party

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Hearing Rooms

Whether you are involved in ad hoc arbitration or arbitration administered by another institution but physically held in Cayman, our services extend beyond administering arbitrations; we offer facility rental, transcription services, translation services, and cutting-edge online platforms to facilitate every aspect of your dispute resolution journey. We empower you with the tools and resources to navigate the arbitration process efficiently and effectively, ensuring a fair and equitable resolution. Please don't hesitate to reach out and let us know what you need.

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