Brandon Malone, Chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has provided a presentation on Scottish arbitration to a delegation of judges from Brazil.
The Association of Brazilian Magistrates (AMB), which represents all levels of the Brazilian judiciary, is visiting Scotland as part of its second International Congress. During the visit the judges will hear about the Scottish judiciary and the legal profession in Scotland, and about the civil and criminal procedure. Visits will be made to the Court of Session and the Employment Tribunal, and a mock High Court trial is being organised for criminal judges.
The Centre was invited to provide a presentation by the Judicial Institute for Scotland. Around 200 delegates attended Mr Malone’s presentation on arbitration.
Mr Malone and Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre, were also guests at a reception for the judges at Parliament House on Monday night, where they spent time with the coordinator from Brazil, Judge Jose Lucio Munhoz.
Mr Malone said:
“I was very happy to accept the Judicial Institute for Scotland’s invitation to speak on behalf of the Centre at this event, and to share the Scottish experience of arbitration and ADR with the Brazilian audience. I was especially pleased to be able to be able to report on the progress of our energy arbitration project, and that the ICCA Congress, hosted by Rio de Janeiro in 2010 will be coming to Edinburgh in 2020.”