About Us

With the fifth largest economy in the world, California is a global leader in cross-border trade, innovation, and cultural diversity. California’s commitment to neutrality, the rule of law, and the enforceability of international arbitration awards, its well-developed legal and economic infrastructure, and its proximity to Asia, Canada, and Latin America, make it an ideal venue for many international commercial arbitrations. Businesses and ADR practitioners can choose California as the seat of their arbitrations and have confidence that their disputes will be resolved efficiently, fairly, and with finality.

The California International Arbitration Council (“CIAC”) is a non-profit organization that promotes international arbitration in California through educational, promotional, and organizational initiatives and programs. The CIAC Board of Directors is comprised of leading business and trade group representatives, arbitrators, academics, and arbitration counsel. CIAC offers an inclusive and engaged setting for those committed to sharing of best practices and informed discourse in international arbitration.  CIAC collaborates with leading companies, law firms, institutions, universities and alternative dispute resolution providers in California and around the world.

If you have questions or need any information about international arbitration in California, please contact us at contact@ciac.us.

CIAC is not an arbitral institution and does not administer arbitrations.  CIAC is a California non-profit private foundation and a tax-exempt organization under IRC section 501(c)(3).