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.
Get in touch with the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission:
- Dr Hélène van Lith , Secretary to the Commission
- Commission Project Officer Isabel Kerr
- Contact the commission at commission.arbitrationADR@iccwbo.org
Steering Committee :
|Chair||Melanie van Leeuwen|
Derains & Gharavi (The Netherlands; based in Paris)
|Vice-Chairs||Babatunde Ajibade, SAN |
S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. (Nigeria; based in Lagos)
Simmons & Simmons (France; based in Paris)
Trilegal (India; based in Mumbai)
José Ricardo Feris
Squire Patton Boggs (Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Spain; based in Paris)
Siemens Mobility GmbH (Germany; based in Munich)
Sapna Jhangiani QC
Attorney-General’s Chambers (Singapore; based in Singapore
Mansors (Russia; based in Moscow)
Evelyne Patience Memphil
Memphil Avocats (Cameroon, France; based in Yaoundé and Paris)
Chaffetz Lindsey (Lebanon, United States; based in New York)
Advokatfirman Runeland (Egypt, United States; based in Stockholm)
Karim J. Nassif
Nassif Arbitration (Lebanon; based in Dubai)
Herbert Smith Freehills (China; based in Shanghai)
Visconte Advogados (Brazil; based in São Paulo)
Sharif Ali Zu’bi
Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants (Jordan; based in Amman)
|Ex-officio Members||Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration |
Alexander Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Victoria Orlowski, President, Standing Committee of the ICC International Centre for ADR
Eduardo Silva Romero, Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Dr Hélène van Lith, Secretary to the Commission
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
- Sophie Nappert
3 Verulam Buildings Chambers (United Kingdom/Canada)
Working Group on Expedited Procedure Provisions and Update of Commission Reports
This Working Group aims to study current Expedited Procedure Provisions practice and update existing Reports and Guides issued by the Commission following newly introduced provisions in the ICC arbitration rules and the latest developments in international dispute resolution.
- Lara Hammoud
ADNOC (United Arab Emirates)
- Yasmine Lahlou
Chaffetz Lindsey (United States)
- Rogier Schellaars
Van Doorne (Netherlands)