CEAC Chinese European Arbitration Center Chinese European Arbitration Centre

Chinese European Arbitration Centre

Arbitration in commercial and investment matters for the demands of the international business, in particular in connection with South-East-Asia and China.

CEAC as an independent, non-governmental arbitration institution offers services tailored to the demands of the commercial trade with Asia, in particular China. Services are based on the CEAC Rules, which are based on the neutral Arbitration Rules by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). CEAC pursues a global approach by granting equal influence to China, Europe and worldwide legal practitioners. By doing so, CEAC ensures neutrality, especially during the process for the choice a neutral arbitrator. The arbitrators listed by CEAC are experienced in arbitrating disputes stemming from the trade with Asia and China. However, the parties are not limited to the CEAC’s list of arbitrators, but are free to select arbitrators on their own.

By including the CEAC Arbitration Clause in a contract, parties can agree on a neutral arbitration institution and a neutral seat of the arbitration. CEAC is available to all commercial participants and requires neither a direct nor indirect linkage to China or Asia. Furthermore, the CEAC’s choice of law clause enables parties to agree on the national law of a certain country or neutral set of rules, such as the UNIDROIT Principles.

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.



CEAA Annual Members Meeting

CEAA Annual Members Meeting on 4 June 2021, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CET at the office of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Neuer Wall 63, 20354 Hamburg


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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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