SCCA was established by Cabinet Decree number 257 dated 14/6/1435 H. – 15/03/2014 G. to administer arbitration procedures in civil and commercial disputes where parties agree to refer their disputes to SCCA arbitration and. all in accordance with regulations in force and judicial principles of civil and commercial procedure. Disputes of personal status, administrative, criminal or matters that cannot be arbitrated are not the SCCA's jurisdiction.
An independent Board of Directors was arbitrated by a resolution from the Council of Saudi Chambers in coordination with the Standing Committee for Arbitration Centers to oversee the SCCA. All Board members may not hold a government position.
The SCCA provides Alternative Dispute Resolution services (“ADR”), including Arbitration and Mediation. SCCA services are provided in accordance with international and professional standards in Arabic and/or English.