This Note explains the role of National Committees and Groups of ICC (“Committees and Groups”) in the appointment process pursuant to the ICC Rules of Arbitration (“ICC Rules”), in particular the desired interaction between Committees and Groups, the ICC International Court of Arbitration (“Court”) and its Secretariat (“Secretariat”).
The term “ICC Rules” in this Note refers to the 1998, 2012 and 2017 ICC Rules of Arbitration. The term “president” refers indistinctly to the chairman of the arbitral tribunal under the 1998 ICC Rules and to president of the arbitral tribunal under the 2012 and 2017 ICC Rules.
For ease of reference, a practical Checklist on Proposal of Arbitrators is annexed for Committees and Groups to use when they are invited to propose a prospective arbitrator to act as arbitrator.
Although this Note refers to the appointment of arbitrators, it will apply mutatis mutandis to all appointments made by ICC upon the proposal of a Committee or Group, including but not limited to mediators and experts.
Note to National Committees and Groups of the ICC on the Proposal of Arbitrators is also available in: