The International Arbitration Club of New York was formed on June 25, 2010 by 70 founding members as a not-for-profit association. The Club now comprises around 140 of the leading practitioners and scholars in the field of international arbitration who live and/or work in the New York City area.

The Club provides a forum for the discussion among experienced practitioners of issues and practices in the resolution of international commercial and investment disputes through arbitration. The Club holds monthly meetings of its members with presentations by speakers from both within and outside its membership. The Club also sponsors the annual Smit-Lowenfeld prize for the best published article in the field of international arbitration and cooperates with other arbitral organizations on projects in the field.