Who We Are
The Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (“AIAC”) sits in one of Malaysia’s most iconic buildings, Bangunan Sulaiman. Formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”).
As we step into a new day and age of dispute resolution, the Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC” or “the Centre”) has taken up the baton of its predecessor, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”) and is set to broaden boundaries beyond the horizon and deliver the future. Behind the new AIAC brand, we are still the same organization with a proven track record for the provision of world-class institutional support as a neutral and independent venue for the conduct of domestic and international arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. This new identity is a natural reflection of our ongoing commitment to the global ADR ecosystem and the stakeholders we serve as we remain dedicated to providing the best possible services and innovations in the industry, focusing on ADR, dispute avoidance and holistic dispute management.
Despite the change in identity, we take pride in remaining loyal to the 40 years of heritage we have built. In a fitting ensemble where modern innovation meets classic heritage, the AIAC sits in one of Malaysia’s most iconic historical buildings. The Centre was the first of its kind to be established under the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (“AALCO”), an international organization comprising 47-member states from across the region.
Formed pursuant to the host country agreement between Malaysia and AALCO, the AIAC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental international arbitral institution which has been accorded independence and certain privileges and immunities by the Government of Malaysia for the purposes of executing its functions as an independent, international organization. Given our mandate to serve the region and as an international organization, the Centre has now grown from strength to strength, becoming a niche ADR centre in the world, to take its rightful positioning as the AIAC.
The AIAC and the new branding identity it envisions signals our continued passion to spearhead an era of development and expansion, both for the Centre and the global ADR ecosystem. AIAC aspires to continue to be a provider of world-class institutional support as a neutral and independent venue for the conduct of domestic and international arbitration, and other ADR proceedings.