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Chinese European Arbitration Centre

A useful tool for dispute resolution in China related trade and investment matters, adapted to the needs of the international business and legal community worldwide.

The Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC) offers services of an institutional arbitration centre tailor-made to the needs of trade with China based on the CEAC Arbitration Rules (CEAC Rules). CEAC follows a truly global approach granting equal power to Chinese, European and worldwide participants. By choosing this approach CEAC guaranties neutrality, in particular during the process for the choice of a neutral arbitrator.

During the preparation and negotiation of an international contract with a direct or indirect relation to China, the parties can refer to a CEAC Arbitration Clause to agree on a neutral arbitral institution and a neutral place of arbitration. Similarly, the CEAC Choice of Law Clause offers options to agree on common and/ or neutral substantive rules.

CEAC Rules

CEAC Rules offer a state-of-the-art and modern mechanism to settle China related disputes in an international spirit by institutional arbitration.


Parties are free to choose their arbitrators. However, CEAC provides a list of qualified arbitrators.

Model clauses

CEAC provides model clauses for international contracts: An arbitration clause and a choice of law clause.


Dr. Dominik Ziegenhahn appointed as New Managing Director of CEAC

On 12 December 2018 the Board of the Chinese European Arbitration Association (CEAA) has appointed Dr. Dominik Ziegenhahn as additional Managing Director of the Chinese European Arbitration Center (CEAC) in Hamburg. He will strengthen the existing management and take over responsibility for the administration of CEAC cases.

Interna, Events

CEAC Concentrates on Core Values of Arbitration

On 10th October 2018, the traditional CEAC breakfast during the IBA annual conference 2018 in Rome, this year organized as a joint "CEAM CEAC Arbitration Breakfast" together with the European Court of Arbitration, took place at the beautiful offices of Nunziante Magrone in Piazza di Pietra.


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Shareholder CEAA

The Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC) is held by its sole shareholder, the Chinese European Arbitration Association e.V. (CEAA).

CEAA does not interfere with the arbitration procedures. The association was founded at the end of 2017 to promote arbitration and other out-of-court dispute resolution methods in European-Chinese legal relations and in worldwide legal relations with China.

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