Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is one of the world’s leading dispute resolution service providers. Specialising in arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution, HKIAC maintains one of the largest caseloads in the Asia-Pacific region, having handled over 9,000 commercial cases since its establishment in 1985.

Its multi-lingual and legally qualified Secretariat is experienced in handling international commercial, investment and inter-state disputes. Its Administered Arbitration Rules can be strategically used to control costs and increase efficiency for complex disputes, and expedited procedures are available for low value disputes or where urgent relief is required. HKIAC houses state-of-the-art hearing facilities, and regularly welcomes parties from across the globe to its award-winning premises.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch)

CIArb (East Asia Branch) provides a regional organisation for members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who are resident in the geographical areas of Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan and Indonesia.

The objectives of the Branch are to promote, encourage and facilitate the practice of settlement of disputes by arbitration and other means of dispute resolution, and generally to support and promote the status and interests of the Institute.

Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) is a Hong Kong company limited by guarantee established in September 1996. A group of Hong Kong professional people interested in arbitration, mediation and other kinds of dispute resolution got together to form Hong Kong's own arbitration institute. It has charitable status and is non-profit making.

Hong Kong Mediation Council

The Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC) was set up in 1994 as a division of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) to promote in and for Hong Kong the development and use of mediation as a method of resolving disputes. The HKMC is committed to (i) promoting the development and use of mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”); (ii) encouraging collaboration amongst its members and with similar institutions or professional bodies; (iii) facilitating exchange of information and ideas in relation to mediation and other forms of ADR; and (iv) training accredited mediators and educating users. The HKMC is run by a committee of mediation practitioners which coordinates activities and promotes the use of mediation in a wide variety of areas through the 4 HKMC sector-specific mediation interest groups (Commercial, Construction, Family and General).