ICC International Court of Arbitration®

The International Court of Arbitration® is the world’s leading arbitral institution. Since 1923, we have been helping to resolve disputes in international commercial and investment disputes.

We perform an essential role by providing businesses, governments and individuals with a variety of customisable services for every stage of their dispute. 

Although called a court in name, we do not make formal judgments on disputed matters. Instead, we administer arbitrations by exercising judicial supervision of arbitration proceedings. Our responsibilities include: 

Our purpose is to ensure proper application of the 2021 Arbitration Rules, as well as assist parties and arbitrators in overcoming procedural obstacles. These efforts are supported by the Court’s Secretariat, which is made up of more than 100 lawyers and support personnel, operating through our offices in Paris, New York, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong.  

We can administer cases in any language and communicate in all major languages, including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, German and Italian. 

We continuously seek to improve efficiency, control time and costs and aid enforcement by introducing innovative new arbitration tools and procedures. This ongoing focus makes certain that we are always in touch with the concerns and interests of trading partners throughout the world. 

Centenary of the ICC Court

In 2023, we have celebrated 100 years of the ICC International Court of Arbitration®, the world’s leading arbitral institution. Since the inception of the ICC Court in 1923, we have remained at the forefront of supporting global trade and investment through dispute prevention and resolution.

Court Members

Members of the Court are appointed for three-year terms by the World Council. This is done on the proposal of one member from national committees and other groups.

Court Alumni

ICC Court Alumni are empowered and entrusted as enduring advocates of our dispute resolution mission to enable business to secure peace, prosperity and opportunity for all through continued engagement with the ICC Court and our work.

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