Currently the members of RAIF are the national arbitration bodies of the following countries:-

Australia & New Zealand - Resolution Institute

Brunei - Arbitration Association of Brunei Darussalam (AABD)

Hong Kong - Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)

Indonesia – Indonesian Arbitrators Institute (IArbI)

Malaysia - Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb)

Philippines - Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb)

Singapore - Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)

Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR & IAMA) – Association of Dispute Resolvers
The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA) Resolution Institute is a vibrant community of DR practitioners. As a not-for-profit organisation with more than 4,000 members in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region, we conduct regular forums on matters of interest, and offer dynamic DR support and teaching activities. Visitors are welcome to contact us when visiting down under.


Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam (AABD)
The Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam (“AABD’) was founded on 18th May 2005 and is an independent non-profit making arbitration association aimed to promote arbitration and mediation as the preferred alternative in the settlement of commercial disputes in Brunei.

The core objectives of AABD are as follows:-

1. To promote, encourage and facilitate the practice of settlement of disputes by arbitrations
    and to promote the study of Commercial Arbitration and the Law and Practice relating to
2. To establish and maintain good relations with other Appointing Authorities and Institutions
    of Arbitrators in other countries and to participate in the activities of any reputable
    international arbitration organisations.
3. To maintain a list of experienced and reputable arbitrators with international standing who
    can be identified as being learned and leading arbitrators in Commercial Arbitration
    practice and can be selected by the members of the association or members of the public
    who may want to engage such an arbitrator.
4. To act as the statutory default appointing authority for arbitrators under current legislation
    in Brunei Darussalam.

Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)
What is HKIArb and when was it founded?

Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) is a Hong Kong company limited by guarantee established in September 1996. A group of Hong Kong professional people interested in arbitration, mediation and other kinds of dispute resolution got together to form Hong Kong's own arbitration institute. It has charitable status and is non-profit making.

What are the objectives of HKIArb?

A main objective is to promote arbitration and other alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR) in Hong Kong which is a service centre for Asia and gateway to China. HKIArb will be involved in the training of arbitrators and mediators and the setting of appropriate standards of conduct for arbitrators and mediators in Hong Kong. It is involved in law reform relevant both to arbitration and mediation. It is working to develop ties with other organisations involved in arbitration and ADR, particularly those within China and in the Asia region.


Indonesia National Board of Arbitration (BANI)
Indonesian Arbitration Institute (IarbI) was established for the following purposes:

Established in December 2012, IArbI is aimed to provide a professional structure for arbitrators both Indonesian or foreign, to facilitate global networking with other professional organizations worldwide, and to act as the base organization for its members in their efforts in improving their skills and global professional network

IArbI is founded by the initiative of prominent indonesian arbitrators of BANI Arbitration Center.

  1. To support, promote, and develop the awareness and implementation of Arbitration and ADR;
  2. To organize training and advanced education for arbitrators and general public in Arbitration and ADR;
  3. To foster the level of skill and professionalism of arbitrators;
  4. To improve the standard of ethics of arbitrators.


Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIARBS)

The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) is a national body which was established in 1991 and consists of 12 Council Members. At every Annual General Meeting, the members elect, vote and appoint 10 Council Members (the 11th Council Member is the Immediate Past President and the 12th Council Member is co-opted by the Council) to serve for that particular year. It is a non-profit organization and each Council Member works and serves on a voluntary basis. Membership at MIArb consists of Associates, Members, Fellows and Corporate Members.


The institute is committed to the development of alternative dispute resolution in Malaysia. It does this by providing training and continuing education for alternative dispute resolution professionals. The Institute also administers arbitrations under the Arbitration rules and maintains a panel of Arbitrators, Mediators and Adjudicators.

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Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb)
The Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (“PIArb”) is the first learned society in the Philippines dedicated to both promoting private dispute resolution within the country and pursuing initiatives to enable the country to serve as a viable and practical venue for private dispute resolution.

Vision and Mission Statement

The mission of PIArb is to be the voice for private dispute resolution in the Philippines. PIArb envisions the use of arbitration and other modes of dispute resolution other than resolution by a court as the primary means of resolving conflict in the Philippines. To pursue this vision, PIArb aims to: (a) be the private sector’s leading advocate of private dispute resolution; (b) be the benchmark provider of awareness, education, and certification programs on private dispute resolution; (c) facilitate research in support of its role as advocate and educator; and (d) serve as the primary private sector forum on private dispute resolution policy and practice.

Genesis and Primary Rationale

PIArb was founded on the initiative of the first 3 Filipino Fellows of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb”) of the United Kingdom, the world’s leading learned society promoting private dispute resolution. The nucleus of PIArb’s initial membership is the current membership of the Philippines Chapter of CIArb’s East Asia Branch (“CIArb-EAB PC”).

Being a learned society, as against a dispute resolution service provider / administrator, allows PIArb to focus on advocacy, research & development, community-building, and public awareness; as against provision / administration of dispute resolution services.


Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is an independent professional body established in 1981. Presently, we have more than 600 members, with three major categories of membership – Associate, Member and Fellow. Many of our members are practising professionals from a wide spectrum of diversified backgrounds like, Architects, Certified Public Accountants, CEOs, Dispute Resolution Consultants, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Lecturers, present & former High Court Judges, Marine Surveyors, Naval Architects, Project Managers, Property Managers, Shipbrokers, Queen Counsels, Senior Counsels, Senior Government Officials, Quantity Surveyors etc. Many of them are also directly and indirectly involved in the dispute resolution procedures as Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witnesses and Consultants. Our members are also geographically represented throughout the world.

We are a truly neutral professional body with no link or affiliation to any particular industry but bonded together with a common interest in arbitration & other alternative dispute resolution procedures. Our main focus is in the aspect of professional training & development. We organise talks, seminars and training courses for members and the public on a regular basis. Besides being a centre for promoting knowledge of arbitration & other ADRs, we also act as an appointing authority for the appointment of arbitrators upon requests. We also work closely with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.