Arbitrator Intelligence (AI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC).

The agreement signed by Diana Bayzakova, Executive Director of the TIAC, and Catherine Rogers, Founder and CEO of AI, states that both parties will cooperate with the common goal of making the arbitrator selection process more efficacious and predictable, and promoting diversity in the pool of international arbitrators. AI is an online platform that provides users with Reports containing unique data and analytics about arbitrators to enable them to make informed arbitrator selection and case strategy decisions. The TIAC will endeavor to increase the information available for those seeking to select Uzbek speaking arbitrators.

The signing of the MoU signifies the parties’ shared commitment to promote transparency, accountability and diversity in arbitrator appointments.

The collaboration is timely as a new milestone in implementing and advancing innovative and effective dispute resolution services that respond proactively to contemporary challenges, in order to meet the needs and expectations of arbitration users and the business community.

Diana Bayzakova, Executive Director of the TIAC, said, “We are delighted to partner with Arbitrator Intelligence on the TIAC’s goal to diversify arbitral appointments and to promote candidates from various backgrounds and age groups. Diversity lies at the heart of everything we do at TIAC, and we strongly believe that with the launch of TIAC Diversity Toolkit, TIAC’s collaboration with AI would help us all in taking further actionable steps to diversify the pool of international arbitrators.

Catherine Rogers, Founder and CEO of AI, said, “TIAC is already distinguishing itself as an innovative institution committed to arbitration best practices. For these reasons in particular, we are particularly delighted with this new collaboration.”

Both parties will make joint efforts towards the establishment of a framework for a safe, efficient and user-friendly ADR system in the Central Asian region and beyond.