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.





  • HKIAC Achieves Breakthrough by Launching Office in Mainland China

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    The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has reached an important milestone by being the first international arbitration institution to open a representative office in mainland China.  The new office is located inside the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. It will be led by HKIAC Deputy Secretary-General Liu Jing, who has been facilitating HKIAC’s on- the- ground-support for its Chinese users for many years. The opening of the new office marks a major stride by HKIAC to promote international arbitration services on the mainland. 



  • HKIAC Achieves Top Rankings in GAR Hearing Centres Survey

    Global Arbitration Review has released its new Hearing Centres Survey (“Survey”) as part of its Guide to Regional Arbitration 2016.  HKIAC is ranked first for location, value for money, helpfulness of staff and IT services. 


  • HKIAC has Completed a PSDAS Project for Strengthening Hong Kong’s Status as an Ideal Venue for Arbitrating China Outbound Investment Disputes

    With the support from The Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme (PSDAS), HKIAC strenghtened Hong Kong’s status as the Ideal Venue for Arbitrating China Outbound Investment Disputes.



  • Issue Estoppel under the New York Convention


    We are delighted to have Sir Bernard Eder and Lucy Reed join us for an evening of debate and discussion on the use of issue estoppel in enforcement of arbitral awards.  Moderated by Matthew Gearing QC, the debate will be followed by a discussion of several hypothetical scenarios in which issue estoppel may play a role in the context of enforcement proceedings. 


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