The Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration (FICA) is an institution which trains aspiring arbitrators and administers disputes. FICA offers panels of expert determiners and dispute resolvers who are available for appointment.

Founded in 1998, FICA is now a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation which:

  • Provides administration services for preventing and resolving disputes.
  • Offers experienced dispute resolvers who practice in various jurisdictions around the world.
  • Offers multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional experience.
  • Provides administration services for prevention of disputes.
  • Where disputes have arisen provides administration services for their resolution.
  • Offers a Panel of Dispute Resolvers with multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional experience.
  • Offers transparency of administration and flexibility of rules.
  • Has accreditation from the WTO, the ITC and UNCITRAL.
  • Has Observer Status with six working groups of UNCITRAL:

* Working Group I – Procurement
* Working Group II – Arbitration
* Working Group III- Online dispute Resolution
* Working Group IV- Electronic Commerce
* Working Group V – Insolvency
* Working Group VI – Security Interests

In 2002 FICA was invited with Observer status to attend UNCITRAL. FICA was accredited to the WTO in 1999 and International Trade Centre (ITC) in 1998.
The ITC also invites FICA to the biannual meetings hosted by the ITC of Dispute Resolution Institutions.