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PIArb and CMT bring the CIARB Accelerated Route to Membership in International Arbitration to Manila

On 26 August 2023, the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb) and Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (CMT) will host the Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) in International Arbitration. CIArb is the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management, with headquarters in the United Kingdom.

This is an in-person rigid assessment course for candidates with knowledge, proficiency, and experience in alternative dispute resolution. Upon passing the examination, candidates are eligible for membership to the CIArb. Twenty-three (23) candidates, mostly senior arbitration practitioners in the Philippines, are joining the course on Saturday. This will be conducted by the CIArb faculty of the East Asia Branch based in Hongkong. Senior Partner and head of our Arbitration practice Elmar B. Galacio, a Fellow of CIArb will be shadowing the course as Tutor.

Special thank you to Glenn Hailey, C.Arb, FCIArb, Helen Au, Julian Cohen, Yeung Man Sing, Paul Barrett, Mary Thomson, James Thomson who are facilitating the course and the CMT Associates and staff for making this possible.