eBRAM is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee established in 2018, with the support of Asian Academy of International Law Ltd, Hong Kong Bar Association, and The Law Society of Hong Kong.
The eBRAM Board is a governing body of the company, made up largely of prominent legal and arbitration practitioners, and experts from IT and accounting fields, is principally concerned with the operation and development of the eBRAM's operation and with its compliance with applicable laws.
There are two functional committees, five standing committees and an advisory committee operate under the auspices of the Board. These committees deal with matters concerning the business operations of eBRAM as well as the functions entrusted to eBRAM under its arbitration rules.
eBRAM 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 borders, by utilizing innovative technologies to enable the city to become a LawTech 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.