With firms increasingly trading digitally across borders, business communities, legal practitioners and governments are developing innovative ways to facilitate business deals, sound contractual arrangements, and efficient dispute settlement mechanisms.
This brings risks for small firms venturing into new markets. By integrating mediation and arbitration clauses into their international contracts, they can protect themselves and reduce costs while regulating potential disputes with support of national or regional alternative dispute resolution centres. This book provides an overview of these in UEMOA countries. It offers cases and tools for small firms, as well as increases the visibility of national and regional institutions.