Frequently Asked Questions

Look here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the New York International Arbitration Center.  If you do not find the answer you are looking for here, please contact us for more information.

Does NYIAC administer arbitrations?

No. NYIAC does not administer arbitrations.  It rents state-of-the-art hearing rooms for arbitrations and other gatherings and provides information, programming and resources to support international arbitration.

If my arbitration clause requires arbitration with another organization, can I have my hearings at NYIAC?

Yes.  You can hold hearings at NYIAC no matter which organization administers the arbitration or which arbitration rules you use.

I heard that NYIAC is located next door to the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).  Is NYIAC affiliated with the AAA?

No.  NYIAC is an independent non-profit organization that is not affiliated with the AAA or any other arbitral institution.  NYIAC leases its space from the AAA, and NYIAC is located adjacent to one of the AAA’s hearing centers.  The two centers also share some costs and services.

Does NYIAC have a list of approved or recommended arbitrators?

No.  There are many terrific arbitrators based in New York, but NYIAC does not require or recommend the use of any specific arbitrators.  If your arbitration is administered by an organization, that organization may have requirements or procedures for selecting arbitrators.

Which party pays NYIAC’s room rental fees?

NYIAC’s fees are the responsibility of all parties to the arbitration and must be paid before the hearings can commence.  While cost shifting is available in some arbitrations, that is a matter between the parties and the arbitral tribunal.

Do you have to be a member of NYIAC to rent hearing rooms?

No.  NYIAC has 37 founding firms in New York that provide financial support and leadership for the organization along with the Dispute Resolution Section and the International Section of the New York State Bar Association and a growing cadre of individual members, but NYIAC hearing rooms are open to all.

Does anyone have a financial stake in NYIAC?

No.  NYIAC is an independent non-profit organization.  NYIAC’s founding firms provide voluntary financial support to the organization, but they do not own the organization and they have no stake in its financial success.

I am ready to book space at NYIAC. What are your terms and conditions?

Terms and Conditions of Reservation and Use