The Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) is a specialized arbitration and mediation tribunal exclusively dedicated to resolving art law disputes. CAfA will conduct proceedings around the globe, addressing the full spectrum of art disputes, including authenticity, contract and chain of title disputes, copyright claims and more.
The cases will be heard by arbitrators and mediators who are seasoned lawyers and are familiar with industry practice and issues specific to art disputes. For arbitrations in which forensic science and provenance issues arise, which are often at the core of disputes in the art industry, tribunal appointed experts will provide neutral expert evidence. Through involving leading industry arbitrators, mediators and experts, CAfA aims to increase the quality of the decision making and the market acceptability of the outcome of disputes. CAfA further aims to provide cost and time efficient dispute resolution services.
CAfA is the result of a collaboration between AiA and the Dutch Institute for Arbitration and was launched during the Authentication in Art 2018 Congress