The International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) was established in 1985 and it now consists of 52 member organizations worldwide. The Federation’s aims are to establish and maintain permanent relations between commercial arbitration institutions, foster a broad exchange of information on all aspects of arbitration and conciliation, encourage the responsible use of these dispute resolution techniques and facilitate the exchange of information on member organization services.
IFCAI’s periodic meetings are an important forum for discussions and planning for matters of mutual interest in the field: IFCAI Council meets about once a year, while the General Assembly meets every 12-18 months.
Every two years IFCAI organizes an international biennial conference which aims at focusing on key issues, best practices and new solutions in the arbitration world. These conferences bring together experienced arbitrators, counsel and corporate lawyers to impart excellence know-how and share their valued experiences from around the world.
Membership of the Federation is open to organizations involved in commercial arbitration in its various forms. Institutions wishing to become new members are required to fill in an application form (conditional on the approval of the IFCAI Council) and to pay an annual subscription. For more info click here.
Through this website IFCAI wish to foster and facilitate the exchange of information about the organization services and about all aspects of arbitration.
Here below you can download the IFCAI Constitution in force.