Commission on Arbitration and ADR
The Commission on Arbitration and ADR is ICC Disputes Resolution Services’ unique think tank. To enable thought leadership in the field of dispute resolution, it pools expertise and raises awareness and understanding on practical and legal issues in arbitration and ADR.
To adapt to the latest legislative and technological developments and to meet the evolving needs of practitioners and businesses everywhere, the commission also provides input on proposed modifications of dispute resolution rules applied in ICC Dispute Resolution Services prior to their submission to the Executive Board for approval.
In its research capacity, the commission studies legal, procedural and practical aspects of arbitration and ADR in the interest of access to justice and efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution. Carrying out specific projects in Task Force or Working Groups, its work results in concrete guidance and useful tools, recommendations or model clauses often shaped or included in practical reports and guides published in free booklets and electronic format on the ICC website or in the ICC Bulletin.
The commission’s membership consists of delegates appointed by national committees) as well as ICC Court Members and counts over 1,300 members from more than 100 countries comprising lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, mediators, law professors and experts in various dispute resolution fields.
The Commission meets, at least, twice each year to discuss and approve reports and guides.
The Commission’s steering committee, comprising the Chair and Vice-Chairs along with other representatives of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, meets regularly during the year to discuss and agree upon the overall action plan for the commission, including proposals to establish new new task forces.
ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission
Celebrating 100 years of dispute resolution expertise
Get in touch with the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission:
- Hélène van Lith , Secretary to the Commission
- Commission Project Officer Isabel Kerr
- Contact the commission at commission.arbitrationADR@iccwbo.org
STEERING COMMITTEE :
|Chair||Mélanie van Leeuwen |
Derains & Gharavi (The Netherlands; based in Paris)
|Vice-Chairs||Babatunde Ajibade, SAN |
S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. (Lagos, Nigeria)
José Ricardo Feris
Squire Patton Boggs (Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Spain; based in Paris)
Siemens Mobility GmbH (Germany; based in Munich)
Mansors (Russia; based in Moscow)
Chaffetz Lindsey (Lebanon, United States; based in New York)
Sharif Ali Zu’bi
Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants (Jordan; based in Amman)
Simmons & Simmons (France)
Adani Enterprises Limited (India)
Sapna Jhangiani QC
Attorney-General’s Chambers, (Singapore)
Memphil Avocats – (Cameroon, France)
Advokatfirman Runeland (United States; based in Sweden)
Karim J. Nassif
Nassif Arbitration (Lebanon, based in United Arab Emirates)
Helen Tang, HSF
Herbert Smith Freehills (China)
Visconte Advogados (Brazil)
Other members: [to be added]
Claudia Salomon, President ICC Court, Claudia Salomon
Alexander Fessas, Secretary General ICC Court
Victoria Orlowski, President Standing Committee of ADR Centre,
Eduardo Silva Romero, Chair ICC Institute of World Business Law,
Dr. Hélène van Lith , Secretary to the Commission
Task Force on Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration
This Task Force aims to study and analyse the ways in which ICC can meet the needs of those in the international arbitration community who may need accommodations or changes for the way they work. Yas Banifatemi and Albert Jan van den Berg were named as the Task Force’s Awareness Ambassadors.
- Simon Maynard
King & Spalding (United Kingdom)
- Katherine Ramo
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (United Kingdom)
- Todd Weiler
Independent Arbitrator (Canada)
Task Force on ADR and Arbitration
This Task Force aims to assist in the efficient resolution of disputes for ICC users through the study and analysis of how different ICC ADR services are currently being used and the Task Force purpose is to find solutions in a post-COVID-19 world, including technology options when (1) assessing the most appropriate procedures when a dispute arises and (2) assisting users in building ADR procedures into their internal systems.
The Task Force is structured into four areas of work:
- Disputes resolution protocols
- ADR services
- Settlements in arbitration
- National Courts and ADR
The Task Force benefits from a consultative Advisory Board, which includes Gabrielle Kaufmann Kohler, Michael McIlwrath, Cyril Dumoulin, Edna Sussman and Hannah Tümpel.
- Chiann Bao
Independent Arbitrator (United States/Hong Kong)
- Christopher Newmark
Spenser Underhill Newmark (United Kingdom)
Task Force Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration
This Task Force aims to explore existing approaches to allegations or signs of corruption in disputes and articulate guidance for arbitral tribunals on how to deal with such occurrences. The Task Force benefits from close collaboration with the ICC Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission and the International Bar Association (IBA).
- José Ricardo Feris
Squire Patton Boggs (France/Dominican Republic)
- Vladimir Khvalei
Mansors (Russia; based in Moscow)
- Sophie Nappert
3 Verulam Buildings Chambers (United Kingdom/Canada)
The ICC Guide on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards Pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958
This guide is a practical resource for international arbitration practitioners and users. First launched in 2008, it is designed to be consulted as a first step when considering recognition and enforcement of foreign awards in one or more countries and is regularly updated. The third edition of the guide covers 85 countries.