On December 1, the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia started its regular series of courses for large and medium-sized businesses and banks. 

On the first day, Tatevik Matinyan, director of the Center, presented the “Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia” (AMCA), its role and functions. 
The participants presented their companies, fields of activity, experience with arbitration and mediation institutions. 
Then, the participants asked questions about the activities of the Center, the efficiency and speed of dispute resolution in the Center, the demands submitted to arbitrators and mediatiors, as well as trial proceedings. The activities and expectations of the Center in the financial, business and sports fields were also among the questions of interest to the participants. 

The second day started with the announcement of the official opening of the event by the deputy director of the “Legislation Development Center” Davit Gharibyan. He spoke about the formation, establishment and role of the “Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia”. 

The first speaker of the second day was Hayk Hovhannisyan. He is a member of the Arbitration Council of the “Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia”, managing partner of the “HAP” law firm. 
Topic: “What is arbitration and what are its benefits?”  
He presented the background of the formation and establishment of arbitration in RA, the existing obstacles to the establishment of arbitration, as well as the advantages of arbitration. The speaker emphasized the Center’s potential for effective and professional dispute resolution. 

The second speaker of the second day was a member of the Arbitration Council of the “Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia”, Mrs. Aida Avanesyan, a Ph.D., specializing in international law at the University of London. 
Topic: “Disputes resolved by arbitration” 
The speaker presented to the participants the range of cases that can be examined through arbitration, highlighting international experience and local approaches. Questions related to the challenge of the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal, the law applicable to the question of jurisdiction were also discussed. 

Lilit Gabrielyan, representative of the Financial System Mediator’s office, continued the series of speeches on the second day. 
Topic: “Mediation and its advantages”. 
The speaker presented. the essence, features, advantages and the types of mediation. Through the discussion of situational problems, the participants were introduced to the role of mediation and the procedure of its implementation. 

The speakers of the third day were Hayk Kupelyants, member of the Arbitration Council of the “Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia”, Ph.D., lecturer at King’s College London University, and Lilit Petrosyan, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the “Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia”.  
Mr. Kuperyanz spoke on the topic “Developing Effective Arbitration Reservations”. 
The speaker presented the features of institutional arbitration, referred to European, Asian, American models and experience. The speaker also discussed the issue of drafting an effective arbitration agreement, invalidity of the agreement and other issues. 

The topic of Lilit Petrosyan’s speech was: “Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia”. 
Ms. Petrosyan presented the structure of the rules, as well as the arbitration proceedings based on the rules, starting from filing a request to the Center for arbitration up to the making of an arbitration award. The issues related to the proceedings to provide judicial support to the arbitration were also discussed. The presentation of the “Arbitration Rules” was accompanied by a series of questions and an interesting discussion.