The Charlotte International Arbitration Society promotes and facilitates the use of Charlotte, North Carolina as a preferred venue for cost-effective international arbitration.


Charlotte is located on the East Coast of the Southeastern United States, between New York and Atlanta. By air, Charlotte is two hours from New York City, less than one hour from Atlanta, and two hours from Miami. Charlotte is the largest commercial center of the Carolinas, a rapidly growing and sophisticated region. The Carolinas are home to most types of international business and trade, including finance, energy, manufacturing, health care, and logistics. When arbitrable disputes arise, Charlotte is a convenient, business-friendly and cost-effective venue in which to resolve them.


Charlotte is centrally located on the border of North and South Carolina, with significant economic interests in both states. The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is a major East Coast air hub with frequent daily domestic and international flights. Center City Charlotte is only 11 kilometers from the airport, and easily accessible by taxi at any time of the day.

Charlotte offers a range of international arbitral venues, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment. Art galleries, museums, theatres, concerts, sporting events, workout facilities, and parks are all within walking distance of fine major hotel establishments.


The Charlotte, North Carolina-South Carolina region is home to over two million people, seven Fortune 500 headquarters, and nearly 1,000 foreign-owned firms from forty-six different countries.

The Carolinas' legal community understands and supports international business and arbitration. Experienced arbitrators and arbitration practitioners are available from firms and providers serving South Carolina and North Carolina, and CIAS invites all international arbitration providers and practitioners to arbitrate in Charlotte.



Charlotte offers all the amenities of major international cities without the expense of other urban centers. The low cost of goods and services in Charlotte provides a cost-effective setting for any arbitration proceeding.

To further reduce expense, the Society may assist in the identification of complimentary or cost-effective hearing venues. In addition, links are provided on this site to service providers associated with an international arbitration practice.

Make your arbitration choice the smart, economical choice. Choose Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. as the venue for your next arbitration proceeding.