List of arbitral and ADR institutions by country

List of arbitral and ADR institutions by country , with links

The general preference in the international arena for arbitration in spite of litigation makes new developments
to take into account in planning and providing for dispute resolution. To select an arbitral institution may be an issue.

Preference among Arbitral Institutions

From the International Arbitration Survey from White & Case (

“Which institutions do corporations prefer?

Respondents were asked to indicate their preferred institution and the reasons for their preference. According to the responses,6 the ICC is the most preferred institution (50%), followed by the LCIA (14%), AAA/ICDR (8%) and SIAC (5%).”

About the last 5 years, “the most commonly used institution over the past five years was the ICC (56%), followed by AAA/ICDR and LCIA (both at 10%).”

“What drives decisions about arbitration institutions?

The most important factor is neutrality/ ‘internationalism’ (66%), followed by reputation and recognition (56%). The arbitral rules of the institution and the law governing the substance of the dispute exert equal influence at 46%. The position of the governing law is perhaps higher than might be expected considering the finding in Section 1 that the influence between the law and the institution is not particularly strong.

Nevertheless, the closeness of the top ranked factors strongly suggests that there are a wide range of factors that influence the selection of an institution. Previous experience of the institution is also important (42%), as is the overall cost of the service (41%) and whether an institution has a global presence and/or the ability to administer arbitrations worldwide (39%). Also important is expertise in certain types of cases and free choice of arbitrators (i.e. no exclusive institutional list) (both at 38%). Reflecting the findings in Section 1, the seat exerts some influence at 35%. Least important factors are modes of payment, the similarity of the rules to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and methods of arbitrator remuneration.

How many arbitrators do corporations prefer?

73% of respondents have a general preference as to the number of arbitrators, of which 87% prefer three arbitrators. Respondents said that three arbitrators lead to greater neutrality, less risk of a poor decision and a more ‘balanced’ award. The desirability of being able to appoint one of the three arbitrators was another factor cited by respondents. A panel of three arbitrators also offers the opportunity to have a diversity of background and experience that may be useful in particular disputes, such as those with a great deal of technical evidence.”

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires Tribunal de Arbitraje (In Spanish)

Camara Argentina de Comercio (In Spanish)

Cámara Arbitral de la Bola (In Spanish)


Australian Centre for International commercial arbitration (ACICA)

Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC)

Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia


Austrian Arbitration Association

International Arbitration Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (In English and German)


Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry


International Arbitration Court of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Centre for the Study and Practice of National and International Arbitration (CEPINA – CEPANI)


Tribunal Arbitral de Sao Paolo (In Portuguese)


Arbitration Court at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Canadian Commercial Arbitration Centre (In English and French)

ADR Institute of Ontario Inc.

British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (BCAMI)

L’Institut d’Arbitrage et de Médiation du Québec (In French)

The British Columbia International commercial arbitration Centre (BCICAC)

Canadian Foundation for Dispute Resolution

Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association


National Arbitration Center (CNA)

Santiago Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Centre


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Beijing Arbitration Commission (In Chinese)

China Chamber of International Commerce (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) (CCPIT)

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) (In English and Chinese)

China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC)

Costa Rica

Centro Internacional de Conciliación y Arbitraje (In English and Spanish)


Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry



Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic


Danish Institute of Arbitration (In English, German and French)


Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)


Board of Arbitration at the Central Chamber of Commerce


CAMP Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris (Maritime Arbitration Chamber of Paris) In French and English)

Centre de Médiationet d’Arbitrage de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CMAP)

Chambre Arbitrale de Paris (Paris Arbitration Chamber) (CAP) (In French, English and German)

CAREN Court of Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Lille (In French, English and Dutch)

Chambre de Commerce de Versailles (In French and English)


Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (In French and English)

International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce


German Arbitration Institute (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit) (In German)

German Maritime Arbitration Association

Hamburg Friendly Arbitration (Hamburger Freundschaftlicher Arbitrage) (In English and German)

Schlichtungs- und Schiedsgerichtshof deutscher Notare (In German)


Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry Department of Arbitration

Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)


Court of Arbitration attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (In Hungarian and English)


Iceland Chamber of Commerce


Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA)


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Irish Branch

Law Society of Ireland Arbitration Committee


Chamber of National and International Arbitration at the Milan Chamber of Commerce (In English and Italian)

Italian Arbitration Association (Italiana per l’Arbitrato or AIA) (In Italian, English and French)


JCAA Japan Commercial Arbitration Association

JSE – Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc. (In Japanese and English)


Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)


State of Kuwait Judicial Arbitration Department of the Ministry of Justice


Baltic International Arbitration Court

Latvian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Court of Arbitration

Riga International Arbitration Court


The Lebanese Arbitration Center (LAC)


Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA)

Vilnius International and National Commercial Arbitration p.i.


Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Arbitration Centre (In French, German and English)


Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Economic Chamber of Macedonia


Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)


Malta Arbitration Centre


Mauritius Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) Permanent Arbitration Court


CAM Centro de Arbitraje de Mexico

CANACO (Center for Mediation and Arbitration in Mexico)


MNCCI Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Netherlands

NAI Netherlands Arbitration Institute

New Zealand

Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc.


Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration


Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce (In Norwegian and English)


Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (El Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Lima) (In Spanish and English)


The Polish Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration


Portuguese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Arbitration Centre


Court of International Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Romania and Bucharest

Russian Federation

International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

SPICAC Saint Petersburg International Commercial Arbitration Commission (In Russian only)

Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation (In Russian, English and French)


The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Scottish Branch

The Scottish Arbitration Centre


The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) (In English and Chinese)

Singapore Institute of Arbitrators


Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (In English and Slovenian)

South Africa

Equillore (formerly the Arbitration Forum)

AFSA The Arbitration Foundation of South Africa

The Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa)


ARBITEC – Asociación Española de Arbitraje Tecnológico (in Spanish only) Arbitration over the internet

Madrid Chamber of Commerce & Industry Court of Arbitration (In English and Spanish)

Tribunal Arbitral de Barcelona de l’Associació Catalana per a l’Arbitraje (In English and Spanish)


Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce


Swiss Arbitration (combined Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Zurich)

Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage – Swiss Arbitration Association


Thailand Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Arbitration Tribunal (In Thi)

Trinidad & Tobago

Dispute Resolution Centre at the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Inc.


Centre de Conciliation et d’Arbitrage de Tunis


UCCET Arbitration – The Union of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Maritime Commerce and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (In English and Turkish)


International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (In English and Ukrainian)

United Arab Emirates

UAE Civil Procedure Code, Federal Law No. (11) of 1992

United Kingdom

(England and Wales)

Academy of Experts

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB)

London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)

Society of Construction Arbitrators


Centro de Conciliación y Arbitraje – Bolsa de Comercio Uruguay (In Spanish)

United States of America

AAA The American Arbitration Association

CIDRA The Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association

The Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Settlement (CPR)

JAMS The Resolution Experts

National Academy of Arbitrators (NAARB)

National Arbitration Forum

USA&M United States Arbitration & Mediation

The Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc.


Arbitration Centre of Caracas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (In English and Spanish)



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References and Further Reading

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