Press Release

Scottish Arbitration Centre partners with Opus 2 to boost international arbitration in Scotland

The Scottish Arbitration Centre has entered into a strategic technology partnership with Opus 2, a leader in cloud-based collaboration solutions for the legal sector, in order to boost international arbitration in Scotland.

The Scottish Arbitration Centre opened in 2011. It promotes arbitration to the Scottish business community as an effective alternative to litigation, and Scotland to global players as an attractive place to conduct international arbitration. This year, the centre will also play host to the XXVth International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress (ICCA), which takes place in Edinburgh in September.

The partnership will allow the Scottish Arbitration Centre to enhance its services using market-leading technology, including secure and efficient document-sharing and case management with external and internal stakeholders.

Opus 2 is at the forefront of legal sector innovation in disputes and hearings, and its solutions help connect a wide range of stakeholders across the lifecycle of international arbitration proceedings. In 2021, Opus 2 supported over 400 cases in international arbitration that included law firms, their clients and other participants from more than 75 countries. Its solutions have also been used by over 700 leading arbitrators globally.

Commenting on the announcement, Brandon Malone, Chairman of the Board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, said:

“With Scotland’s distinguished legal tradition and innovative legislation, the Scottish Arbitration Centre is well placed as an attractive and cost-effective venue for international arbitration on the global stage. The partnership with Opus 2 enables us to leverage Opus 2's market-leading technology and global experience in arbitration to innovate more rapidly and with lower risk to enable parties, legal teams and arbitrators to conduct more efficient, timely and cost-effective arbitral proceedings.”

Holly Gavaghan, Head of Arbitration – Business Development at Opus 2, added:

“We are excited about working with the Scottish Arbitration Centre. Our focus on innovating to more seamlessly connect international arbitration actors, including arbitral institutions, arbitrators, counsel and parties across the entire lifecycle of proceedings aligns strongly with the centre’s vision for its services.”

About the Scottish Arbitration Centre

The Scottish Arbitration Centre opened in 2011. It promotes arbitration to the Scottish business community as an effective alternative to litigation, and Scotland to global players as an attractive place to conduct international arbitration. It also currently appoints arbitrators in ad hoc matters and offers training and facilities for hearings. This year, the centre will also play host to the XXVth International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress (ICCA), which takes place in Edinburgh in September.

About Opus 2

Opus 2 provides game-changing, cloud-based legal technology and services that enable law firms to build the connected digital practices of tomorrow, today. Our solutions allow firms to transform at a pace that fits their busines needs, to streamline and connect the different stakeholders end to end and deliver greater efficiency, collaboration and insight. Powered by Opus 2, law firms worldwide are delivering innovative, solution-based services that bring their teams, clients and third parties together in a single connected space, so lawyers can focus on what matters most – creating value, differentiation and deeper client engagement. www.opus2.com.