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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.


CEAC´s 10th anniversary: Save the date!

Dear Fellows in the arbitration scene, in the year of the dog - a sign for loyalty and mutual trust - CEAC will celebrate 10 years since its opening. We invite you to an international arbitration...

China Arbitration Breakfast

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the International Bar Association, Herbert Smith Freehills and the Chinese European Legal Association invite you to join a breakfast reception.


Young CEAC and Young ISTAC

Dear Young CEAC members, we are delighted to invite you alongside Young Istanbul Arbitration Centre (Young ISTAC) to a joint panel discussion on Arbitration Friendliness in China and Turkey that...


Office Visit by Prof. Maohui QU from China

Following the lecture “Recent Developments in Chinese Civil Law” of Prof. Maohui QU at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Prof. Qu and Mr. Hanying LI from Hunan Arbitration Commission had an after-meeting with one of CEAC’s member law firms – Brödermann Jahn.


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Shareholder CELA

The Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC) is held by its sole shareholder, the Chinese European Legal Association (CELA).

CELA is a non-profit organisation and does not interfere with the arbitration procedures. CELA was founded in July 2008 to support and foster the exchange and interaction between China and Europe in the areas of law and legal culture. It is CELA's strong belief that a better knowledge of each other's legal and general culture as well as personal relationships are of paramount importance in creating fruitful and undisturbed trade relations.

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