If you have an arbitration clause in your agreement you can usually get a decision within 6 months to a year and have that arbitration decision entered with the court as a judgment very quickly. It is also possible to remove legal disputes from the Mexican Courts and have them resolved with arbitration if both parties agree. The parties may agree just so they both get a quicker decision and possibly a more knowledgeable decision.
When parties arbitrate they can pick the arbitrator with experience in the particular area of law governing the dispute. Often when disputes are litigated in Court, the judge has little or no background in the governing law and therefore the final decision can be arbitrary and not predictable.
Arbitration decisions in most situations cannot be appealed. But if you have chose a knowledgeable arbitrator (1 or 3 arbitrators can be used ), and it saves you waiting 5,10 or more years for a decision, that disadvantage may be worth ignoring
In lieu of arbitration of disputes, consider mediation. When parties mediate a neutral mediator with experience in the applicable laws works with the two opposing parties to help them reach a mutually satisfactory resolution. Statistics show that mediation has a 30 to 50 percent chance of success and it is significantly less expensive than arbitration or litigation in Court.
Want to know more about Arbitration or Mediation in Mexico? Want the proper provisions included in your legal agreements and wish to know how to arbitrate your legal dispute in Mexico? To learn more email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don D. Nelson, Attorney at Law, CPA.