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Business-to-Business Arbitration

The Problem

The promise of arbitration was that it would be a quicker, less expensive, and more efficient way to resolve disputes. In reality, arbitration is often just as costly and time consuming as going to court.

Our Solution

We have designed Business-to-Business arbitration rules with streamlined procedures and efficient timelines, and Forum arbitration has the lowest fee structure in the industry. Efficient procedures and low fees reduce the total costs of dispute resolution for the parties and ensure that Forum arbitrations are affordable, even for smaller claims. Our arbitrators are seasoned attorneys and former judges who are required to issue decisions that follow the applicable law.

How to use Forum for Business-to-Business Arbitration

1

Generate a Clause

Draft an arbitration clause using our Clause Drafting Guide or use our online Clause Generator to structure a dispute resolution approach that is customized for your needs.

2

Include the Clause in your Contract

Include the clause in your contracts to use the Forum Business-to-Business rule set and define Forum as your arbitrator of choice.

3

File or Respond to a Claim

Initiate or respond to a claim using our online tools.

4

Engage in the Arbitration Process

Forum will facilitate the appointment of an arbitrator or panel under the applicable rules, facilitate parties’ filings, and schedule any hearings, and the arbitrator will issue an award .

B2B Arbitration Examples

Forum administers arbitration and mediation proceedings for all types of business-to-business transactions and relationships, including:

  • Commercial transactions
  • Vendor/Supplier relationships
  • Professional services
  • Commercial lending
  • Distributor or reseller arrangements
  • Commercial insurance
  • Business entity or investment
  • Other business-to-business transactions

Forum Arbitration Clause Generator

Forum's Clause Generator is an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that helps you determine which elements to include in your arbitration clause. Clause Generator automatically builds the clause for you so you can copy/paste it into your agreement or download it to your computer.