The voice of the California international arbitration and ADR community.

Our Vision

California Arbitration is the voice of the California international arbitration and ADR community.

Our focus is the resolution of international business disputes in California. We collaborate with California businesses, their corporate counsel, law firms, ADR providers and universities to support international arbitration and mediation in California. And we provide resources to businesses and legal practitioners around the globe to guide them on international dispute resolution in California.

We celebrate California’s unique place in international dispute resolution. Join us in our outreach to the world.

“California thrives on innovation, diversity and its connection to the world. It’s the place for efficient, fair and effective international dispute resolution.”

Gary Benton
Founder, California Arbitration

Join us for CIAW 2024 - March 11-14, 2024 - In-person in San Francisco and online!

CIAW 2024 – A week-long series of of in-person programs presented by leading arbitration institutions and organizations from around the world! Join us in-person in San Francisco or online!

California Arbitration is pleased to welcome the following CIAW 2024 presenting institutions and organizations: American Arbitration Assn/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR), Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), Arbitral Women, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb NAB), College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), CPR Dispute Resolution Services, FedArb, German Arbitration Institute (DIS),  International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), JAMS, Japan Commercial Arbitration Assn (JCAA), KCAB International, Pepperdine, Shenzhen Court of Arbitration (SCIA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre (SVAMC), Stanford International Arbitration Assn, and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

The launch of GAR Live: Technology Disputes will take place as part of California International Arbitration Week and post-event programming will follow.

Click below for the full schedule of in-person and online programs and receptions. Over 26 hours of MCLE!

California Arbitration is proud to partner with the California Lawyers Association (CLA) on this important event celebrating international arbitration in California. Join us for the celebration!

Sponsorship opportunities available: Click here for Sponsorship details.

Join us in-person in San Francisco and online for CIAW 2024 – March 11-14, 2024. Official CIAW site: Register Now!

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Why Arbitrate in California

California – the fourth largest economy in the world – has it all. Manufacturing, finance, services, technology, life sciences, aerospace, entertainment, agriculture, shipping and many other industry sectors. California is the principal US gateway to the Pacific Rim and Asia. California has major trade ties to Mexico and the rest of Latin America to the south and to Canada to the north. California’s cities, including San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose/Silicon Valley and San Francisco, offer rich diversity and endless international business opportunities.

California is a global focal point for industry and trade and it shines as an important beacon for international disputes resolution. 

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Be part of California Arbitration.

We are California and international businesses and legal practitioners working together, collectively and collaboratively, to explore, embrace and expand international dispute resolution practice in California. Your membership supports California Arbitration's global mission and gives you a role in it. We welcome you to join us in reaching out to the world.

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