2014 Indonesia launch of the ICC Mediation Rules

  • 13 March 2014

On 10 and 11 March 2014, the new ICC Rules of Mediation were presented to the Indonesian business and legal community at two separate events in Jakarta, Indonesia organized by the ICC Indonesia National Committee (“ICC Indonesia”).

On 10 March 2014, Sylvia Tee, Director of Arbitration & ADR, Asia, was invited by ICC Indonesia to participate in its quarterly Dispute Resolution Roundtable, where she gave a presentation on the latest developments from ICC Dispute Resolution Services to representatives from the business community and various chambers of commerce based in Jakarta.

The following day, on 11 March 2014, Ms Tee gave an introduction to the new ICC Rules of Mediation at a half-day workshop on ICC Arbitration and Mediation conducted by ICC Indonesia, and also took part in a discussion on the new Rules moderated by Dr Frans H Winarta, Chair of ICC Indonesia’s Arbitration Commission and a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Participants of the workshop consisted primarily of disputes lawyers who expressed great interest in the new Rules, in particular, in the potential of utilizing the new Rules to attempt to resolve ongoing disputes where parallel arbitration or judicial proceedings are ongoing.

“The new ICC Mediation Rules have been drafted after extensive study by a taskforce of 90 specialists from 29 countries, and have been specially designed to facilitate the mediation of international disputes. The initiatives by ICC Indonesia to introduce the new Rules were driven by demand from the local business community, which underscores the relevance of the new Rules to businesses in Asia.” said Ms Tee.

From 17 March 2014 to 2 April 2014, ICC Dispute Resolution Services will also be organizing a series of events across Asia and Australia to launch the new Rules in the region

For more information and details on how to register, please contact:

Ms Siti Rohani at +65 6225 9081 or

The new ICC Rules of Mediaiton have come into force on 1 January 2014 and have replaced the ICC ADR Rules that have been used for amicable dispute resolution worldwide since 2001. The new Rules have been adapted to help parties resolve even the most complex cross-border disputes quickly and reliably. Changes include the setting of mediation as the default technique, as well as increased support from the ICC International Centre for ADR, the body administering the new Rules. Available in eight languages, with further languages ready soon, the Rules are accompanied by a new publication for users, the ICC Mediation Guidance Note.