The Atlanta International Arbitration Society (“AtlAS”) is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance Atlanta’s stature and position as a venue for the resolution of international commercial and investment disputes and to nurture the growth of an international arbitration community in the southeastern United States. AtlAS works with leaders in government, the State Bar and the judiciary to ensure that Georgia’s legislation and bar rules are supportive of international arbitration and that parties selecting Georgia as an arbitral seat or place for hearings will find an environment that is conducive to the fair, efficient and cost-effective resolution of cross-border business disputes. AtlAS also educates judges, neutrals, lawyers in private practice, corporate counsel and law students regarding the substantive law, practice and culture of international arbitration, as well as civic, business and government leaders regarding the benefits of a vibrant international arbitration center to Atlanta, the State of Georgia, the southeastern United States, and beyond.
Mission Statement of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society
To serve the global business community in providing world-class quality and efficient service, in a highly cost-competitive and value-driven environment by:
- promoting the use of international arbitration and the selection of Atlanta as the situs for international arbitration proceedings;
- providing a forum where practitioners, neutrals, corporate counsel and others interested in international arbitration can network and exchange ideas and information (including interaction between external and in-house counsel on improving the efficiency of the process);
- working to enhance the local legal infrastructure for international arbitration through legislation and judicial education;
- enhancing the Georgia bar’s knowledge of international arbitration;
- interacting with and supporting local academic programs on international arbitration at area universities, and;
- promoting and organizing international arbitration conferences in Atlanta.