MARC is an autonomous, non-governmental dispute resolution center based in Mauritius.
MARC was established in 1996 as an initiative of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“MCCI”) to provide the business community with quick, efficient, flexible and confidential means of resolving disputes, through mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation before state courts.
Through the years, MARC has evolved and it revamped its structure in 2017 and released a more modern and adapted set of procedural rules in 2018.
Since 2020, MARC became an independent entity registered as a company limited by shares under the name of “The Mediation and Arbitration Center (Mauritius) Ltd”.
MARC is now a well-established Arbitral Institution that is well regarded by corporations, governments, the legal sector and other private sector stakeholders in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region.
Its objectives are:
- to offer quality and cost-efficient dispute resolution services to businesses via mediation and/or arbitration
- to provide training in alternative dispute resolution methods
- to promote arbitration and mediation at local, regional and international levels.
The services provided by MARC can benefit a wide range of customers including large, medium and small businesses, public organizations, professionals such as lawyers, accountants, technical experts and executives in various fields namely human resources, finance, legal and corporate secretarial.