Mediation and arbitration are now the most effective means of conflict resolution, by the speed of their procedures, their costs, or by the confidentiality that is increasingly sought by the parties.
The Moroccan legislature has, by various texts encouraged the use of this alternative means of dispute resolution that has also the benefit of releasing the courts’ workload.
KLF, through its founder, was among the first professionals to be interested in it, and initiates numerous cases before various authorities, in which it provides its clients with a legal representation by specialized lawyers in this area.
Beside the role of KLF as a lawyer or counsel for the parties, Professor Azzedine Kettani is also widely recognized as arbitrator both nationally and internationally.
He is a member of the Moroccan Court of Arbitration of the ICC Morocco and was recently ranked as the president of the Mediation Centre of this chamber in 2013.
He is frequently named as sole arbitrator, as well as member or chairman of arbitral tribunals, and is a chartered arbitrator of the Court of appeal of Casablanca.
Internationally, his recognized expertise allowed him to be appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Paris) as an arbitrator for many years.
Professor Azzedine Kettani has also been appointed by the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) as an arbitrator or chairman of arbitral tribunals for many years.
In September 2011, he was named for six years by the President of the World Bank, acting as the ICSID’ s Chairman of the Board of Director, as a member of the panel of 10 international arbitrators.
He is also a member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre panel of arbitrators and as such, he was named as sole arbitrator or chairman of the arbitral tribunal on many occasions.
All these activities reflect favourably on KLF, which reputation in the field of domestic or international arbitration is well established.