The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is a company limited by guarantee and a non-profit organisation established under Hong Kong law. It is one of the world's leading dispute resolution organisations, specialising in arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution. HKIAC also offers state-of-the-art hearing facilities, which have been ranked first worldwide for location, value for money, IT services and helpfulness of staff. According to the Queen Mary, University of London and White & Case's 2021 International Arbitration Survey, HKIAC is the third most preferred and used arbitral institution worldwide. Having received Global Arbitration Review's Best Innovation by an Individual or Organisation award in 2014 and 2021, HKIAC is constantly at the forefront of innovative arbitration practice.
HKIAC was established in 1985 by a group of leading businesspeople and professionals in an effort to meet the growing need for dispute resolution services in Asia. The Hong Kong business community and the Hong Kong Government provided initial funding for the set-up of the HKIAC. Today, the HKIAC is financially self-sufficient, and completely free and independent from any type of influence or control.