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The OHADAC approach

Because legal security should never be a luxury, the CARO Centre's driving principles are judicial economy; flexibility and cost control. This commitment is reflected in the following key features of the OHADAC approach:

  • Our services are not designed as “one size fits all”: In order to help you choose the best service appropriate to meet your objectives, the CARO Centre advises you from the start of your commercial relationship or your project. Contact us!
  • Selecting the best experts for your projects: once a procedure has started, the CARO Centre identifies and appoints a “neutral third party” as arbitrator, mediator or facilitator, depending on the service chosen. These “neutral third parties” are selected on the basis of their technical competence, experience and deontology. They are subject to the strict supervision of the CARO Centre throughout the implementation of their mission.
  • Creating “bridges” between the services offered by the Centre: at the beginning of the procedure, the Centre will request a meeting with the parties, in order to understand their needs. In the course of this meeting, the Centre can propose that the parties resort to another ADR service, if it is more useful to them in light of their constraints. Bridges between arbitration and mediation also exist in the context of the arbitration procedure.
  • Accent on speedy resolution of the case and judicial economy, in the context of the arbitration procedure - once appointed, the arbitrator meets with the parties as early as possible, in order to proceed to an exhaustive audit of the case, which is a specific feature of the OHADAC Rules of arbitration. This first step enables the parties to the arbitration procedure to make the most appropriate and less costly procedural choices. The arbitrator is also invited to leave the possibility to settle their case after this first step to the parties.
  • Predictable and reasonable costs, with a commitment on the part of the arbitrator to make “proportionate” procedural choices, in light of the real needs of the case before it.
  • Room for “tailored made” services: in addition to the services for which OHADAC rules were specifically drafted, the Centre can also offer other alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as Neutral Evaluation or the setting up of Conciliation Committees, upon request.
The OHADAC project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the auspices of the INTERREG CARAÏBES programme
Interreg Caraïbe
Union Européenne
CCI des iles de Guadeloupe
ACP Legal