SmartArb - International Smart Mediation
and Arbitration Institute, Indianapolis

The smart way of settling disputes

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What we offer

We offer high quality yet cost effective services for all kinds of business disputes. As a global first, we offer special expertise for the resolution of disputes arising out of smart contracts on the Blockchain.


Relies on a specially trained neutral to work with the parties to help them understand their respective positions in fact and law and, if possible, facilitate a consensual settlement of the dispute.


Is different from mediation in the sense that one or three neutrals, after trying to facilitate a settlement, can actually impose a decision that can be enforced.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Advantages of Alternative Dispute Settlement (ADR) with the International Smart Mediation and Arbitration Institute (SAM)

Compared to Transnational Litigation, International Smart Mediation and Arbitration is:

More Friendly

ADR preserves business relationships


ADR resolves disputes faster and has no appeals

More Professional

ADR relies on neutrals who understand your business


ADR preserves the confidentiality of business deals

More Trustworthy

ADR does not put you at the mercy of foreign judges


ADR, well designed, saves time and money

More Accessible

ADR works with your own attorneys and can be all online


Arbitration awards are enforced in over 150 countries

More Successful

ADR is preferred by over 90% of international lawyers

About us

SmartArb was incorporated in Indianapolis on 28 March 2018. We are now preparing model clauses for inclusion in international business contracts and, in particular, in smart contracts secured on the Blockchain. In cooperation with well-known ADR institutions, like the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, we are developing a network of neutrals, although parties will always be free to go beyond our rosters. We are also preparing a number of procedural rules for mediation and arbitration proceedings administered by SmartArb.


Prof. Dr. Frank Emmert, LL.M., FCIArb
President and CEO

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