Arbitration is a conflict resolution mechanism which is flexible, consensual and neutral. AIMA handles a diverse case load of international commercial and investment disputes, labour disputes, commercial contracts, mining law and commercial and corporate law. We take into account industry specific usages in discharging our mandate. We strive to handle matters expeditiously so as to minimise business disruption.
The Role of the Arbitrator
The Arbitrator plays a role similar to that of a judge. An award made by an arbitrator is binding and enforceable.
The Arbitration Process
Arbitration proceedings are less formal than court litigation. There are two scenarios in which a dispute may be resolved through arbitration: either both
parties will be in agreement for referral to arbitration or there is in existence an arbitration clause in a contract between the parties. Arbitration proceedings as opposed to court proceedings, allows parties to be in control of all the facts and
evidence to be introduced. Parties can also elect the procedure to be adopted during the proceedings.
Why choose Arbitration?
Arbitrtion is one of the cornerstones of modern business in that it is expedient, economical, confidential and awards are binding and enforceable.
Control Parties are in control of the facts and evidence to be introduced as part of the arbitration process and can both agree on an arbitrator to manage to the process.
Confidentiality The arbitration process is private and all details regarding the dispute resolution through this process can be kept private.
Speed Unlike court proceedings, an arbitration hearing and ruling can be determined and arrived at much sooner.
Certainty Arbitration assures finality to the process as the arbitration awards are binding and enforceable.
Susan Mutangadura is a Commercial Arbitrator who combines practical experience and academic studies in international commercial arbitration with a wealth of corporate experience and a background as a legal practitioner.
Moses Chinhengo is a founder member and Director of AIMA. He has conducted several arbitrations as a panel member of the Harare Commercial Arbitration Centre.
Daniel Tivadar is a Barrister-at-Law qualifed in England and Wales and an Advocate qualifed in Zimbabwe.
Justice Simbi Mubako is a former Minister of Justice in Zimbabwe, a former judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and was Zimbabwe's Ambassador to the United States of America.