Arbitration under the ICC Rules 2012 [Archived]
Produced in partnership with Stephenson Harwood
Arbitration under the ICC Rules 2012 [Archived]

The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with Stephenson Harwood provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Arbitration under the ICC Rules 2012 [Archived]
  • What is the ICC?
  • The ICC Court and Secretariat
  • ICC arbitration procedure
  • Starting an ICC arbitration
  • Emergency arbitrator proceedings
  • Expeditious determination
  • Provisional advance on costs
  • Filing an Answer—responding to a Request
  • Appointment of the tribunal
  • More...

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note introduces the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC and the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration (2012 ICC Rules).

The 2012 ICC Rules apply to any ICC arbitration commenced on or after 1 January 2012, unless the parties have agreed to submit to the rules in force at the date of their arbitration agreement.

For guidance on the 2017 ICC Rules, see: ICC arbitration—overview.

For information on the ICC as an appointing authority, see Practice Note: ICC as appointing authority.

What is the ICC?

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was founded in 1919, in the aftermath of the First World War to promote international commerce and cooperation. The International Court of Arbitration of the ICC (the Court) was established in 1923 as the ICC’s arbitration body. It quickly grew in importance, even to the extent that, during the Second World War, the Court moved into temporary accommodation in neutral Sweden. For nearly a century, the ICC has pioneered international commercial arbitration, as it is known today, initiating and leading the movement that culminated in the adoption of the 1958 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention), the most important multilateral treaty on international arbitration.

The Court has also developed dispute resolution mechanisms specifically

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