ICC (2012)—starting an arbitration [Archived]
ICC (2012)—starting an arbitration [Archived]

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • ICC (2012)—starting an arbitration [Archived]
  • Prior to commencing a 2012 ICC arbitration
  • Urgent interim or conservatory relief
  • The Request for Arbitration
  • Date of commencement
  • Form and content
  • Parties to the arbitration
  • Claimant's representatives
  • Claims and statement of relief sought
  • Choice of arbitrator(s)
  • More...

ICC (2012)—starting an arbitration [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note considers how to commence an arbitration under the 2012 International Chamber of Commerce (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 on the date of their arbitration agreement.

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

Prior to commencing a 2012 ICC arbitration

When a dispute arises, it is essential for parties and their advisors to review the dispute resolution clause in the relevant contract. Assuming that the clause provides for arbitration under the ICC Rules, parties should consider:

  1. any limitation period (either contractual or statutory) within which the arbitration must be started. For more information under English and Welsh law, see Practice Note: Limitation periods in arbitration (England & Wales)

  2. any pre-arbitration processes (in particular any form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)) that must be conducted prior to commencing arbitration

  3. the urgency and nature of the relief required

  4. the ICC rules or other procedures that will govern the arbitration. The method of starting an arbitration differs between institutions and ad hoc procedures. It is, therefore, important to check how the arbitration is to be started in order to ensure that it

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