The Chinese European Arbitration Centre "CEAC" offers institutional arbitration in Hamburg for matters which are directly or indirectly, however remotely, connected to China. CEAC is operated by a European-Chinese management. It operates according to the (Hamburg) CEAC Arbitration Rules. They correspond to the UNCITRAL Rules (version 2010) with very few amendments due to the institutional character of the arbitration, which is best recognised in China. For example, the brief introducing the arbitration proceeding needs to be adressed to CEAC which has its seat at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce; deadlines can be kept by using the post box of the Hamburg court of first instance for civil matters at Sievekingplatz 1.
CEAC offers the service of an Appointing Authority if the parties do not reach agreement on the person of an arbitrator or have a dispute about an arbitrator. To guarantee international independance, each chamber of the Appointing Authority is composed of one Euroepean, one Chinese and one expert from the "world" (outside China and Europe). The costs are governed by a schedule of costs which provides for reasonable fees (e.g. additional administrative costs of EUR for a dispute of a volume of 1 million €).