Dispute Resolution Services

Appointing authority

Parties using arbitration have a choice between designating an institution, such as ICC, to administer it, or proceeding ad hoc outside an institutional framework.

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In ad hoc cases, the arbitration will be administered by the arbitrators themselves. the parties may require the assistance of a state court or ICC as appointing authority to provide a number of services, including those related to the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, if so empowered by an arbitration clause, a subsequent agreement of the parties. 

During 100 years administering arbitral proceedings, the ICC Court has acquired exceptional experience in appointing arbitrators and constituting arbitral tribunals, deciding upon challenges of arbitrators and taking decisions with regard to certain arbitration costs.  

To provide this service, ICC applies a special set of rules: theRules of ICC as Appointing Authority . They are designed for use in proceedings under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules or other arbitration proceedings.  


When requesting to act under the Rules of ICC as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL or Other Arbitration Proceedings, a party shall submit an “Application” to the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration at any of its offices. Each Application must be accompanied by a non-refundable filing fee as set forth in the Appendix of the Rules.