Arbitration

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.

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ICC Arbitration assures the best quality of service. That’s because it is delivered by a trusted institution and a process that is recognised and respected as the benchmark for international dispute resolution. From straightforward sales contracts to intellectual property matters, joint ventures, share purchase arrangements or state-financed construction projects—whatever the case—we can assist in resolving disputes of all sizes.

Anyone can benefit from ICC Arbitration’s flexibility and effectiveness. The only requirement is that parties to a contract, treaty or separate arbitration agreement need to consent to use ICC Arbitration. This is handled through a contract or treaty before a dispute arises. However, it may happen after a dispute has taken place as well.

While maintaining strict neutrality, our Secretariat and other regional offices are available via telephone or email to answer questions.  Although we are happy to provide information, all Secretariats’ work is strictly confidential. Neither we nor any part of ICC will disclose information concerning a case except to those involved.

Unrivalled in experience and expertise, we are a leading international arbitration institution. We administer ICC arbitrations, overcome obstacles in proceedings and strive to ensure ICC awards are enforceable.

Like all ICC dispute resolution services, we base our arbitration solutions on rules that follow international best practice. We update these rules regularly and translate them into many languages to stay current with today’s business needs. We have made these rules short, adaptable and simple for use in virtually any type of procedure.

ICC Arbitration in members
ICC International Court of Arbitration®

Our 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.

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Arbitration rules
Arbitration Rules

Current as of 1 March 2017, the ICC Rules of Arbitration are used all around the world to resolve disputes. They define and regulate the management of cases submitted to our International Court of Arbitration®.

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ICC Publications
Expedited Procedure Provisions

The ICC Rules of Arbitration, in force as of 1 March 2017, offer an expedited procedure providing for a streamlined arbitration with reduced scales of fees.

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Clauses
Arbitration Clause

If ICC Arbitration is chosen as the preferred dispute resolution method, it should be decided when negotiating contracts, treaties or separate arbitration agreements. However, if both parties consent, this can be included after a dispute has arisen as well.

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procedure
Procedure

ICC Arbitration is managed under the ICC Rules of Arbitration that are effective as of the start of the arbitration.

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Filing a request
Filing a request

To begin an ICC Arbitration, you need to submit a “Request for Arbitration” with the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration®.

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Emergency arbitrator
Emergency arbitrator

The 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration, more commonly known as ‘the Rules,” offer a procedure for parties to seek urgent temporary relief.

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Cost and payment
Costs and payments

There are three aspects to the payment of the ICC costs deposit, or “advance on costs” as it is called under the Rules of Arbitration.

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Pratice notes, forms and checklists
Practice notes, forms and checklists

The Secretariat of the ICC Court issues documents for the information of parties and arbitrators, as well as to aid the conduct of the proceedings.

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ICC Arbitral Tribunals
ICC Arbitral Tribunals

The chart below is prepared pursuant to section III.B of the ICC Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of the Arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules.

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