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Any request for appointment shall be processed by the International Centre for ADR (“the Centre”) only when it is based upon an agreement between the parties for the appointment of an expert or a neutral by the Centre or when the Centre is otherwise satisfied that there is a sufficient basis for acting as appointing authority.

The appointment shall be binding on the parties. The Centre’s role is limited to the process of appointing the expert or neutral in question and the Centre does not administer the expert proceedings.

The Request should be filed in accordance with Article 1(1)-(4) of the ICC Rules for the Appointment of Experts and Neutrals and include:

  1. Any request for the appointment of an expert or a neutral (the “Request for Appointment”) shall be submitted to the Centre. Any Request for Appointment shall be processed by the Centre only when it is based upon an agreement between the parties for the appointment of an expert or a neutral by the Centre or when the Centre is otherwise satisfied that there is a sufficient basis for appointing an expert or a neutral.
  2. The Request for Appointment shall include:
    1. the names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and any other contact details of:
      1. each person filing the Request for Appointment and any other person involved in the relevant proceedings, including any other parties to the agreement for the appointment of an expert or a neutral; and
      2. any person representing each person filing the Request for Appointment;
    2. if applicable, the name and contact details of any person or entity relevant for checking potential conflicts of interest of the expert or neutral;
    3. when the Request for Appointment is for an expert:
      1. a description of the field of activity of the expert to be appointed;
      2. any desired attributes of the expert, including but not limited to education, qualifications, language skills and professional experience;
      3. any undesired attributes of the expert and a description of any matters that would disqualify a potential expert;
      4. a detailed description of the work to be carried out by the expert, including whether an expert report or site visits will be required;
      5. the desired time frame for completing such work;
      6. Any agreement as to the language(s) to be used by the expert or, in the absence thereof, any proposal as to such language(s);
      7. any agreement as to the location of any physical meetings or, in the absence thereof, any proposal as to such location; and
      8. a copy of any agreement for the appointment of an expert by the Centre and/or of any other elements which form the basis of the Request for Appointment;
    4. When the Request for Appointment is for a neutral:
      1. a description of the dispute resolution or other procedure for which a neutral’s assistance is sought;
      2. a description of the dispute, if any;
      3. any desired attributes of the neutral, including but not limited to education, qualifications, language skills and professional experience;
      4. any undesired attributes of the neutral and a description of any matters which would disqualify a potential neutral;
      5. the desired time frame for conducting and completing the procedure;
      6. any agreement as to the language(s) to be used by the neutral or, in the absence thereof, any proposal as to such language(s);
      7. any agreement as to the location of any physical meetings or, in the absence thereof, any proposal as to such location; and
      8. a copy of any agreement for the appointment of a neutral by the Centre and/or of any other elements which form the basis of the Request for Appointment.
  3. The Centre shall inform the other party or parties in writing of the Request for Appointment once the Centre has sufficient copies of the Request for Appointment and has received the filing fee required under Article 4.
  4. When the Request for Appointment is not made jointly by all of the parties, and/or when the parties do not agree on the attributes of the expert or the neutral, and/or when the parties do not agree on the expert’s work or the neutral’s role, the Centre shall send a copy of the Request for Appointment to the other party or parties, who may make observations within a time limit fixed by the Centre. Observations received shall be communicated by the Centre to the other party or parties for comments within a time limit fixed by the Centre.

When the Request is not filed jointly by all of the parties, the Requesting Party or Parties shall provide enough hardcopies of the Request for the Centre and for each Responding Party.

The Request must be accompanied by a payment of US$3,000 per expert or neutral to the International Chamber of Commerce. The payment must originate from the party to the case. Additional payment details are available here.


When sending the Request, please send to:

ICC International Centre for ADR
33-43 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
France

Tel.: +33 1 49 53 30 52
Fax: +33 1 49 53 30 49
E-mail: expertise@iccwbo.org


ICC is bound to operate in conformity with applicable sanctions regulations (such as those imposed by the United Nations, European Union and Office of Foreign Assets Control. If parties have reasonable doubt that a sanctions regime is applicable to their request, they must inform ICC in advance prior to submitting any such request and prior to paying the respective filing fee. In such case, please contact DRSCompliance@iccwbo.org.

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