International Development Law Organization

Pre-Trial: Alternatives to Commercial Litigation

Many national and foreign businesses seeking dispute resolution are still unaware that Mongolia offers faster, more cost-effective options than the courts. To promote these options, IDLO has helped establish Mongolia's first private mediation center and assisted in creating the first Mongolian corps of world-class commercial mediators. Established at the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with main premises in Ulaanbaatar and a branch office in the second largest city of Darkhan, the center benefits from close proximity to Mongolia's business community. It already boasts the services of 15 internationally certified staff, and has received 43 cases in the first few months of operation -- double the original target.