The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is the foremost venue for alternative dispute resolution in Asia and the preferred seat for complex disputes involving parties from across the globe, including the United States and China. Consistently declared the world’s freest economy and expected to surpass London and New York to become the leading global financial centre by 2016, Hong Kong is home to an extraordinary number of world-class professionals in various key industries, as well as a robust community of experienced foreign lawyers and arbitrators. Choosing Hong Kong places a wealth of industry-specific expertise and legal know-how at your fingertips.

The HKIAC's brand new facilities, featuring 360-degree views of Hong Kong’s skyline, are fully customizable and specifically designed to meet the unique needs of a wide variety of meetings and hearings. We offer over 20 separate meeting spaces capable of serving anywhere from 4 to 180 individuals, and our multi-lingual support staff is on hand to provide a full suite of business services to ensure your meeting or hearing runs smoothly. The HKIAC offers a comfortable, convenient, and highly versatile meeting point for parties from all corners of the globe.

Situated within five hours of half the world’s population and easily accessible from all major cities across the world, Hong Kong is the ideal seat for complex disputes involving foreign parties. The HKIAC’s premier location in Hong Kong’s Exchange Square places us squarely at the centre of the city’s bustling international business district, making the centrality of the HKIAC’s premises unmatched. Hong Kong’s common law court system is strictly independent and has long been considered a pro-arbitration stronghold in Asia. Hong Kong courts routinely uphold the finality and independence of the arbitral system, and an award rendered in Hong Kong has wide enforceability in major jurisdictions across the globe.





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  • HKIAC Adds Choice of Law Provisions to its Model Clause


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  • HKIAC Offers Tribunal Secretary Service


  • Hong Kong Court Strikes Out First Ever Claim Against HKIAC


  • ICCA After Party Photos Now Available


  • HKIAC Makes Key Changes to Its Organisational Structure

    HKIAC Makes Key Changes to Its Organisational Structure

    HKIAC Council has revised its organizational structure to further strengthen its services to users.  This reconstitution has been motivated by the principles of independence and expertise and the needs of the users.
    An Executive Committee has been established to serve as the principal body directing the activities of HKIAC. 
    Three standing committees, established by the HKIAC Council, will also operate under the auspices of the Executive Committee, being the Arbitration Proceedings, Appointments, and the Finance and Administration Committees. 
    To provide guidance and advice to HKIAC on a policy level, HKIAC has also appointed 8 eminent international dispute resolution practitioners to its International Advisory Board. 
    HKIAC has also added a new generation of dispute resolution practitioners to its Council membership.  In addition to being drawn from different jurisdictions and sectors, these Council members also reflect our increased focus on addressing the users’ needs and gaining direct input from in-house counsel.
    The changes in the organisational structure will similarly enable HKIAC to provide a more focused approach to serving its users efficiently and effectively.



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