ICC (2017)—introduction to the ICC and arbitration under the ICC Rules
Produced in partnership with Stephenson Harwood
ICC (2017)—introduction to the ICC and arbitration under the ICC Rules

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

  • ICC (2017)—introduction to the ICC and arbitration under the ICC Rules
  • What is the ICC?
  • The ICC Court and Secretariat
  • ICC arbitration procedure
  • Written communications
  • Transparency
  • Requests for communication of reasons for ICC Court administrative decisions
  • Data protection and the GDPR
  • Investment treaty-based arbitrations and submissions by amici curiae
  • The ICC and the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

This Practice Note introduces the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC (ICC Court) and the 2017 ICC Rules of Arbitration (ICC Rules).

The ICC Rules apply to any ICC arbitrations commenced on or after 1 March 2017, unless the parties have agreed to submit to the rules in force on the date of their arbitration agreement.

The ICC Rules include:

  1. an expedited procedure which automatically applies where the arbitration agreement is entered into after 1 March 2017 and the amount in dispute is below US$2m. In cases above this threshold, the parties must opt-in. For guidance on the ICC expedited procedure, see Practice Note: ICC Rules (2017)—expedited procedure

  2. costs provisions effective from 1 January 2017. For guidance on costs in ICC proceedings, see Practice Note: ICC (2017)—fees, advances and costs

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

For guidance on the 2012 ICC Rules, see: ICC arbitration—overview.

What is the ICC?

The ICC was founded in 1919, in the aftermath of the First World War, to promote international commerce and cooperation. The ICC Court was established in 1923 as the ICC’s arbitration body. It quickly grew in importance, to the extent that, during the Second World War, the ICC Court moved into temporary accommodation in