ICC global policy commissions are specialised working bodies composed of business experts who examine major issues of interest to the business world. They prepare policy products, including statements to contribute to intergovernmental discussions, as well as rules and codes to facilitate international business transactions. Commission leaders are appointed by the ICC Chair for a three-year period, renewable for a second term at the Chair’s discretion.
ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission
The commission is a unique think tank and rule-making body for ICC Dispute Resolution Services. In its research capacity, the commission proposes new policies and tools by producing reports, guidelines or best practices to innovate and promote efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution in view of current developments. Together with the ICC Court and the ICC Centre for ADR it also drafts and revises the ICC’s range of rules for dispute resolution, including the ICC Rules of Arbitration and the ICC Rules of Mediation.
Get in touch with the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission:
Task Force 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)
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, as well as the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
- 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)
Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards Pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958
This Task Force aims to continue its work by building a guide with practical resources 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. The guide today currently covers 79 countries and is being updated for a third edition.
ICC Global Banking Commission
To serve as a global forum and rule-making body for banks worldwide, with particular focus on the financing of international trade; and to help policymakers and standard setters create a regulatory framework that facilitates trade finance throughout the world.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Banking Commission:
- Tomasch Kubiak, Policy Manager, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 57
ICC Global Commercial Law and Practice Commission
To set global business standards for international B2B transactions and provide world business input on commercial rules developed by intergovernmental organisations.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Commercial Law and Practice Commission
- Emily O’Connor, Director of Trade and Investment, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 26
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ICC Global Competition Commission
To ensure that business needs and markets are taken into account in the formulation and implementation of competition laws and policies.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Competition Commission:
- Caroline Inthavisay, Global Policy Lead – Competition, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 37
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ICC Global Anti-Corruption and Corporate Responsibility Commission
To develop policy recommendations and practical tools from a global business perspective on corporate responsibility and fighting corruption.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Anti-Corruption and Corporate Responsibility Commission
- Viviane Schiavi, Global Policy Lead — Anticorruption and Corporate Responsibility
ICC Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission
To promote simplified customs and transport policies and procedures as well as other measures to facilitate international trade.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission
- Florence Binta Diao-Gueye, Policy Manager
John Bescec, Director of Customs and Trade Affairs, Microsoft
ICC Global Digital Economy Commission
To promote the global development of the digital economy and continued growth of its underlying information and communication technologies (ICTs) and related business models, through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Digital Economy Commission:
- Timea Suto, Global Policy Lead — Digital, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 07
- Raoul Renard, Deputy Director — Legal Reform, ICC Digital Standards Initiative, tel: (0)1 646 699 5718
ICC Global Environment and Energy Commission
To develop policy recommendations and tools to address major global environmental and energy issues, including climate change and green economy within the framework of sustainable development, and make a substantive contribution to key intergovernmental discussions in these areas.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Environment and Energy Commission:
- Raelene Martin, Head of Sustainability, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 29 69
- Sandra Hanni, Global Policy Lead — Climate, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 30 62
ICC Global Marketing and Advertising Commission
To promote high ethical standards in marketing by business self-regulation through the Consolidated ICC Code of Advertising and Marketing Communications Practice and formulate world business positions and initiatives to address government actions that affect marketing and consumer protection.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Marketing and Advertising Commission:
- Raelene Martin, Head of Sustainability, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 29 69
ICC Global IP Commission
The commission serves as a global forum on all aspects of intellectual property and innovation policies, helping ICC represent the voice of business before policymakers and key institutions. The commission has a particular focus on promoting IP as a positive force for society, and helping businesses make better use of IP systems.
The commission’s flagship publication, the ICC intellectual Property Roadmap, is updated periodically and translated into several languages.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Commission on Intellectual Property
- Danny Grajales Pérez-y-Soto, Policy Manager, tel : +33 (0)1 49 53 30 55
ICC Global Taxation Commission
To promote transparent and non-discriminatory treatment of foreign investments and earnings that eliminates tax obstacles to cross-border trade and investment.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Taxation Commission:
- Luisa Scarcella, Global Lead – Taxation & Trade • Global Policy tel: (+33) 1 49 53 29 31
ICC Global Trade and Investment Commission
To promote cross-border trade and investment by business and an open global economy to foster job creation, sustainable development, and improve living standards.
Get in touch with the ICC Global Trade and Investment Commission:
- Damien Bruckard, Deputy Director of Trade and Investment, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 06