eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited (eBRAM) is an independent and not-for-profit organisation under Hong Kong law as a company limited by guarantee. It was established in 2018 with the support of:
- Asian Academy of International Law Ltd;
- Hong Kong Bar Association;
- The Law Society of Hong Kong; and
- Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Ltd.
eBRAM1 tasks itself to elevate Hong Kong’s arbitration and mediation services, and build capacity to meet the rapidly expanding demand for dispute resolution services across the borders2, by utilizing innovative technologies to enable the city to become a LawTech3 centre and hub for international business dispute avoidance and resolution, in collaboration with global organisations and participating economies such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Belt-and-Road countries and beyond.
eBRAM has developed its platform leveraging latest technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud and soft robotics. Cybersecurity and data privacy are our top priority to ensure the protection of information in the eBRAM platform and communications.
AI & soft robotics
eBRAM Secretariat aims to ensure a user-friendly balance between technology and human touch and assist the users at every step of the electronic process. Substantial cost savings can be achieved compared with traditional dispute resolution by allowing parties to choose how they wish to use the electronic platform and services. Electronic payment is also enabled. Experienced mediators and arbitrators are drawn from a premier pool of international experts.
Essential conventional meetings and hearings can be arranged through the electronic platform and video-conferencing is available during the process to maximise efficiency and reduce costs.
1. Financial Secretary, Electronic Business Related Arbitration and Mediation, September 2019
2. On cross-border dispute resolution in Greater Bay Area
3. Secretary of Justice, making good use of LawTech in dispute resolution, August 2019
STRUCTURE OF EBRAM CENTRE