ICC releases new set of procedural orders from arbitrations

  • 10 February 2011
ICC Court

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a second collection of procedural orders issued in ICC arbitrations. This latest collection, published as the 2010 Special Supplement to the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, covers the 2003–2004 period.

The procedural orders provide examples of how arbitrators have handled issues relating to numerous aspects of arbitration procedure, including submissions, hearings, evidence, witnesses, confidentiality, choice of language, dismissal of claims, applicable law, time limits, stay of proceedings, security for costs and interim measures. An alphabetical subject index allows readers to find all relevant decisions quickly and easily.

In his foreword, John Beechey, Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, welcomes the new book as a contribution to greater transparency in arbitration and as a source of insight into case management that will be of interest to both parties and arbitration practitioners.

The book includes an introduction by Dominique Hascher, French arbitration specialist and appeal court judge. Mr Hascher presents topics covered in the procedural orders and offers advice on the role of procedural orders. He warns against overusing these orders and unnecessarily formalizing the arbitral process.

The book marks a new departure for ICC, which published the previous collection, covering 1993 –1996, in a co-publication with Kluwer Law International more than a decade ago. A section devoted specifically to procedural orders has been created in the online ICC Dispute Resolution Library, to which additional orders can be added in the future.

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