ICC publishes authoritative guide to new Rules of Arbitration

  • 19 July 2012
ICC Court

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released "The Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration", an invaluable companion to the recently revised ICC Rules of Arbitration.

Written by present and former senior members of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Guide describes the innovations and changes introduced in 2012 and provides easily accessible, article-by-article commentary on the Rules in their entirety.

In his foreword to the Guide, President of the Court John Beechey welcomes the unique publication. “The Guide is an indispensable work of reference for all involved in ICC Arbitration, whether they come new to such proceedings or are ‘old hands’, and whether they do so as a party, counsel or arbitrator,” he said.

The Guide owes its authority and instructiveness to the experience and insight of its authors. Not only were they involved in the drafting of the new 2012 Rules, but have intimate knowledge of the practices of the Court gained from their daily work within the Court and its Secretariat. “There is simply no one better qualified to provide a detailed overview of the new Rules and their operation,” Mr Beechey concluded.

In addition to offering a detailed article-by-article commentary on the 2012 Rules, the Guide also:

• Elucidates the practices of the ICC Court and its Secretariat
• Give tips on how to conduct proceedings effectively
• Provides statistics on many aspects of ICC arbitration
• Lays out a road map for ICC arbitration users
• Compares the contents of the 2012 Rules and their predecessor, the 1998 Rules.

“The purpose of the book is to provide readers with a helpful and accessible guide to ICC Arbitration from the practical perspective of persons involved in its daily operation,” said co-author Jason Fry, Secretary General of the ICC Court, in the Guide’s introduction.

The Guide stands out also for the breadth of its appeal. It will be of interest not only to arbitrators, lawyers, in-house counsel, business executives and government officials but also to academics and students, as well as anyone seeking an informative insight into the ICC arbitral process.

Get your copy now from the ICC Bookstore.