Mizan is an independent professional structure initiated by a group of legal practitioners driven by the desire to contribute to the emergence and influence of the city of Casablanca as a leading arbitration center a regional and continental level.
Established in the center of Casablanca, Mizan offers a professional space including a complete ecosystem of high technology dedicated to the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), in particular arbitration.
Mizan is an arbitration and mediation institution that provides specialized services at the national and international levels for the practice of alternative dispute resolution. It offers, through its rules of expedited arbitration and mediation, the necessary tools for the rapid and efficient resolution of various business issues in Arab and African countries, including continental Europe.
MIZAN'S ACTIVITIES ARE ORGANISED AROUND THREE MAIN POLES
INCUBATION OF INNOVATIVE PROJECTS
Mizan acts as an incubator for projects in the field of arbitration. To date, Mizan has two major projects, namely :
the management of a digital platform to support accelerated arbitration;
the development of a digital arbitration platform based on artificial intelligence.
Services for arbitration professionals
Mizan offers world-class specialized services for the practice of arbitration, including
Courtrooms, visiting offices and a modern business lounge equipped with high level technology
A documentation center with access to international electronic databases
Access to mizan’s partner professionals such as interpreters and court reporters, selected according to strict international criterias.
Doctrine and training
Mizan also aims to contribute to the emergence of a Moroccan arbitration doctrine according to international standards with the publication of a biannual legal journal specialised in arbitration and mediation.
Mizan also aims to ensure, through training sessions and seminars conducted by Moroccan and foreign specialists, the proper understanding and mastery of these alternative dispute resolution methods in favour of companies, legal professionals and also for lawyers who wish to specialise in these matters.
ALLOCUTION BY THE FOUNDERS OF MIZAN.
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF ARBITRATION OF MIZAN
PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF ARBITRATION OF MIZAN
SECRETARY GENERAL OF MIZAN
Mizan operates through a bicephalous structure comprising an Arbitration Court and a Secretariat.
The Arbitration Court
The Mizan Arbitration Court is composed exclusively of legal practitioners specialised in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Its primary objective is to ensure the proper application of Mizan‘s arbitration and mediation rules and it has the broadest powers to do so.
It also intervenes on an occasional basis and at the request of the parties to the dispute as an administrative and quasi-judicial support in the framework of ad-hoc arbitration and mediation proceedings organised under the auspices of Mizan.
The Mizan Arbitration Court shall meet at least once a month and whenever circumstances require, upon simple convocation by its President . The rules of operation of the Arbitration Court are those set out in the Mizan Rules of Procedure.
The Mizan Secretariat is staffed by people with a dual legal and administrative background and can operate in three languages Arabic, French and English. The Secretariat acts under the direct guidance of the Mizan Secretary General and is responsible for the daily administration of all the disputes submitted to the centre. The rules of operation of the Mizan Secretariat are those set out in the Mizan Rules of Procedure.