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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  • Banking and Finance - Perspectives on Dispute Resolution


    This event will explore recent developments in the field of banking and finance related disputes in Hong Kong and in London, which remains the centre for these types of disputes. It will also discuss the suitability of arbitration for the resolution of banking and finance disputes.

    The topics covered will include:

    - Recent case law developments and emerging trends in Hong Kong and London

    - Claims arising out of benchmark rate manipulation and other 'hot topics'

    - The attitude of the banks and other stakeholders towards the arbitration of banking and finance related disputes

    - The suitability and use of arbitration as a mechanism for resolving disputes arising out of financial instruments

    The event will be split into two 60-minute sessions.  The first session, on recent case law and other developments in Hong Kong and London, will take the form of 3 individual presentations. The second session will be less formal and will involve a lively moderated discussion, centring on the arbitration of banking and finance disputes, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

    Audience involvement will be encouraged throughout.


  • Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Week 2015


    The inaugural Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Week 2015 (KLIAW 2015) will take place on 7-9 May 2015, initiated and hosted by the KLRCA in conjunction with the CIArb Centennial Lecture to celebrate its centenary year. The arbitration week will see four exciting streams on offer namely the Islamic Arbitration (I-arbitration) conference, Sports Arbitration conference, a conference to discuss the effects of sanctions and dispute resolution, and the RAIF Conference 2015.

    For more information, log on to www.kliaw.org .


  • Carnival & Conflicts! - An Introduction to Dispute Resolution in Latin America


    Key practitioners from Latin America will share their experiences and give their advice to the uninitiated on a region that is hugely diverse and at times unpredictable. From the “must knows” to the “must not’s”, learn more about what to welcome and what to fear when resolving disputes with parties from the region. This topic is increasingly relevant to those practicing in the Asian region given the surge in trade and investment between Asia and Latin America over recent times. Save the airfare and take the opportunity to meet with our Latin American experts here in Hong Kong! Have your questions answered and contribute to the growing Asia-LatAm dialogue.


  • HK Summit 2015


    In collaboration with ICCA, HKIAC is pleased to present the 2015 HK Summit. The HK Summit aims to grapple with the existing systems for dispute resolution and push the boundaries of what is possible. Through intimate dialogue and high-level discussion, the thought leaders in the industry will bring to the table ideas which challenge the infrastructure and propose sustainable mechanisms for improving the processes of disputes of dispute resolution.


  • 4th Annual HK Arbitration Week


    The 4th Annual HK Arbitration Week will be held from 26 October to 29 October. If you are interested to receive more information from us, please send your enquires to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Kaplan Lecture 2015 - Professor David Caron


    Join Professor David Caron on the annual Kaplan Lecture which will be held on 10 December 2015. Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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