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Filing a Request where there is an agreement for ICC Mediation

To file a Request for Mediation (“Request”) where there is an agreement for ICC Mediation —either a pre-existing clause in the applicable contract or by subsequent agreement of the parties—the Requesting Party(ies) must follow the provisions of Article 2(1) of the ICC Mediation Rules.

The Request should include:

  1. the names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and any other contact details of the parties to the dispute and of any person(s) representing the parties in the Proceedings;
  2. a description of the dispute, including, if possible, an assessment of its value;
  3. any agreement to use a settlement procedure other than mediation, or in the absence thereof, any proposal for such other settlement procedure that the party filing the Request may wish to make;
  4. any agreement as to time limits for conducting the mediation, or in the absence thereof, any proposal with respect thereto;
  5. any agreement as to the language(s) of the mediation, or in the absence thereof, any proposal as to such language(s);
  6. any agreement as to the location of any physical meetings, or in the absence thereof, any proposal as to such location;
  7. any joint nomination by all of the parties of a Mediator or any agreement of all of the parties as to the attributes of a Mediator to be appointed by the Centre where no joint nomination has been made, or in the absence of any such agreement, any proposal as to the attributes of a Mediator;
  8. a copy of any written agreement under which the Request is made.

The Request shall not be considered complete until the filing fee, amounting to US$2,000, is received by ICC.

Date of the commencement of the proceedings

Where there is an agreement to refer to the Rules, the date on which the Request is received by the Centre shall—for all purposes—be deemed the date of the commencement of the proceedings.

Where to submit the Request

The Request shall be made in writing and may be submitted electronically by e-mail or fax. However, a hardcopy must also be provided. If the Request is not filed jointly by all of the parties, the party or parties filing the Request must simultaneously send the Request to the other party or parties, as well as the Centre.

ICC International Centre for ADR
Address: 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
E-mail: adr@iccwbo.org
Fax: +33 1 49 53 30 49

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 sanction’s regime is applicable to their request, they must inform ICC in advance. This means prior to submitting any such request and prior to paying the respective filing fee. In such case, please contact DRSCompliance@iccwbo.org.

The ICC International Court of Arbitration® and International Centre for ADR compliance policies and procedures can be found here.


Filing a Request where there is no prior agreement for ICC Mediation

To file a Request for Mediation (“Request”) where there is no prior agreement for ICC Mediation, you must follow the provisions of Article 3 of the ICC Mediation Rules.

The Request should include:

  1. the names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and any other contact details of the parties to the dispute and of any person(s) representing the parties in the Proceedings;
  2. a description of the dispute, including, if possible, an assessment of its value;
  3. any agreement to use a settlement procedure other than mediation, or in the absence thereof, any proposal for such other settlement procedure that the party filing the Request may wish to make;
  4. any agreement as to time limits for conducting the mediation, or, in the absence thereof, any proposal with respect thereto;
  5. any agreement as to the language(s) of the mediation, or in the absence thereof, any proposal as to such language(s);
  6. any agreement as to the location of any physical meetings, or in the absence thereof, any proposal as to such location;
  7. any joint nomination by all of the parties of a Mediator or any agreement of all of the parties as to the attributes of a Mediator to be appointed by the Centre where no joint nomination has been made, or, in the absence of any such agreement, any proposal as to the attributes of a Mediator;
  8. a copy of any written agreement under which the Request is made.
  9. The Request shall not be considered complete until the filing fee of US$2,000 is received by ICC.

Date of the commencement of the proceedings

Where the parties reach an agreement to refer to the ICC Mediation Rules, the date on which the International Centre for ADR sends written confirmation to the parties that such an agreement has been reached shall, for all purposes, be deemed to be the date of the commencement of the proceedings.

Where to submit the Request

The Request shall be in writing and may be submitted electronically by e-mail or fax, providing that a hardcopy is also sent the ICC International Centre for ADR.

Address: 33-43 avenue du President Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
E-mail: adr@iccwbo.org
Fax: +33 1 49 53 30 49

The Proceedings shall not commence where the parties do not reach an agreement to refer their dispute to the Rules within 15 days from the date of the receipt of the Request by the International Centre for ADR or within such additional time as may be reasonably determined by the Centre, the Proceedings shall not commence.

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 sanction’s regime is applicable to their request, they must inform ICC in advance, meaning prior to submitting any such request and prior to paying the respective filing fee. In such case, please contact DRSCompliance@iccwbo.org.

The ICC International Court of Arbitration® and International Centre for ADR compliance policies and procedures can be found here.