ICC (2017)—starting an arbitration

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

  • ICC (2017)—starting an arbitration
  • Prior to commencing an arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules
  • Urgent interim or conservatory relief
  • Expedited procedure
  • The Request for Arbitration
  • Date of commencement
  • Form and content of the Request
  • Parties to the arbitration
  • Claimant's representatives
  • Claims and statement of relief sought
  • More...

ICC (2017)—starting an arbitration

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This Practice Note considers how to commence an arbitration under the 2017 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules of Arbitration (2017 ICC Rules). It also refers to the guidance in the ICC Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of the Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration (ICC Note). The 2017 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 (ICC, art 6(1)).

The 2017 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 (2017)—expedited procedure

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

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