The International Court of Arbitration® is the world’s leading arbitral institution. Since 1923, we have been helping to resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment.
Dispute resolution services
When commercial disputes arise, ICC’s market leading dispute resolution services can be relied on to resolve them as efficiently and economically as possible. We offer a wide choice of administered procedures as an alternative to litigation for resolving domestic and international disputes. What’s more, our globally accessible and completely neutral services are available to anyone: from individuals and private sector enterprises to states and state entities.
With world-class arbitration and mediation rules, as well as a presence in most major commercial hubs along the New Silk Route, ICC is ideally placed to resolve disputes arising out of Belt and Road projects.
To ensure we offer the best service possible, it is vital that our dispute resolution services and rules adapt to the latest legislative and technological developments and meet the evolving needs of practitioners everywhere. The Commission on Arbitration and ADR is ICC’s unique think tank and rule making body in the field of international dispute resolution, helping to achieve these aims.
Our rigorous approach, efficient processes and practical rules that cover every contractual issue have made us the leading arbitral institution. With teams across the globe, we stand ready to help you at any stage of your dispute.
Parties using arbitration have a choice between designating an institution, such as ICC, to administer it, or proceeding ad hoc outside an institutional framework.
ICC Mediation is both adaptable and private. What’s more, anyone is able to the settlement technique—whether a company, state, state entity, international organisation or individual.
When disputes related to trade finance instruments occur, we offer a specialised method that is confidential, quick and cost-effective called Documentary Instruments Dispute Resolution Expertise (DOCDEX).
To promote arbitration and serve the dispute resolution needs of users around the world, ICC undertakes collaborative efforts formalised through memorandums of understanding (MoUs).
The ICC International Centre for ADR offers three distinct services relating to experts and neutrals. They include: proposal of experts and neutrals; appointment of experts and neutrals; and administration of expert proceedings. In these instances, ICC is chosen to administer and supervise the entire expert proceedings.
Dispute boards are permanent panels set up to accompany the performance of a contract. They also assist in avoiding or overcoming disagreements and disputes. As such, we provide a variety of tools and support for establishing and operating three types of dispute boards to minimise impact and enhance trust between parties.
In an effort to protect and support a stable Internet, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) has implemented a programme for the introduction of new generic Top-Level Domain Names (“gTLDs”). All disputes arising out of the application for new gTLDs will be resolved following the programme’s dispute resolution procedure: the New gTLD Dispute Resolution Procedure.
The pre-arbitral referee procedure is specially designed to meet the needs of emergency cases requiring provisional measures on an urgent notice.
We do more than help trading partners worldwide resolve their differences. We believe that in supporting people throughout their careers, we can improve and advance dispute resolution standards through the world.
We want to do more than help trading partners worldwide resolve their differences. We believe that continuous professional learning is essential to raising and maintaining global standards in the field of international dispute resolution.
- ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration
- ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration
- ICC European Conference on International Arbitration
- ICC FIDIC International Construction Contracts Conference
- ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration
- ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration
- ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration
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