The Scottish Arbitration Centre is the home of domestic and international arbitration in Scotland. The Centre exists to promote arbitration in Scotland, and Scotland to the world as a place to conduct international arbitration.
Its members comprise the Scottish Government, the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
The Centre’s Honorary President is Sir David Edward QC. The Centre’s Honorary Vice President is Hew Dundas.
The Centre is chaired by Brandon Malone, and its Chief Executive is Andrew Mackenzie.
The Centre can appoint arbitrators through its Arbitral Appointments Committee. The Centre published its Directions and Guidance for the appointment of arbitrators in December 2014. User forms for the Centre’s arbitral appointments service can be found on the Scottish Arbitration Centre’s website.
In May 2016, it was announced by the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) that the Scottish Arbitration Centre’s bid to host the ICCA 2020 Congress in Edinburgh had been successful. The Centre’s bid had the support of the Prime Minister, the First Minister of Scotland, the Lord President of the Court of Session, the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, the President of the Law Society of Scotland, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, the Chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Chief Executive of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Global, the Chairman of VisitScotland and the Chief Executive of Marketing Edinburgh. VisitScotland estimates the congress is worth around £1.7 million to the Scottish economy.