ICC (2021)—introduction to the ICC and arbitration under the ICC Rules
Produced in partnership with Stephenson Harwood
ICC (2021)—introduction to the ICC and arbitration under the ICC Rules

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

  • ICC (2021)—introduction to the ICC and arbitration under the ICC Rules
  • What is the ICC?
  • The ICC Court and Secretariat
  • ICC arbitration procedure
  • Starting an ICC arbitration
  • The ICC’s expedited procedure
  • Emergency arbitrator proceedings
  • Expeditious determination
  • Provisional advance on costs
  • Appointment of the tribunal
  • More...

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Many arbitral organisations have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with practical guidance and/or changes to their usual procedures and ways of working. For information on how this content and relevant arbitration proceedings may be impacted, see Practice Note: Arbitral organisations and coronavirus (COVID-19)—practical impact. For additional information, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arbitration—overview.

This Practice Note introduces the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC (ICC Court), the 2021 ICC Rules of Arbitration (ICC Rules or 2021 ICC Rules) and the ICC Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of the Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration (ICC Note).

The 2021 ICC Rules apply to any ICC arbitrations commenced as from 1 January 2021 (unless the parties expressly agree that an earlier version of the ICC Rules will apply, which is unlikely). The 2021 ICC Rules recognise and reflect the increased use of technology, expand and clarify the provisions relating to joinder and consolidation, address transparency issues arising from the growth in third-party funding, increase the scope of the expedited procedure, and better meet the needs of investor-state disputes. For a discussion of the changes introduced in the 2021 version of the ICC Rules, see News Analysis: A closer look at the ICC Arbitration Rules 2021.

In summary, the ICC Rules include:

  1. a change to the way

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