Revised ICC Arbitration Rules for 1 January 2012 [Archived]
Revised ICC Arbitration Rules for 1 January 2012 [Archived]

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

  • Revised ICC Arbitration Rules for 1 January 2012 [Archived]
  • Introduction
  • The 2012 ICC Rules—application
  • Key revision—multiple parties/multiple contracts
  • Key revision—case management
  • Key revision—emergency arbitrators
  • The 2012 Rules—other revisions

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

The International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Rules 2012 are referred to as the 2012 Rules.

The International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Rules 1998 are referred to as the 1998 Rules.

For guidance on the International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration in force as from 1 March 2017, see ICC arbitration—overview.

Introduction

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published its revised Arbitration Rules which come into effect on 1 January 2012. Notably, the 2012 Rules contain new provisions relating to case management and improving the efficiency of ICC arbitration, joinder of additional parties, claims between multiple parties and consolidation of arbitrations. The 2012 Rules also make provision for the appointment of an emergency arbitrator when a party needs an urgent interim or conservatory measure prior to the constitution of the tribunal.

The 2012 ICC Rules—application

This note sets out the key differences between the ICC Rules of Arbitration in force from 1 January 1998 (and currently in force) and the 2012 Rules in force from 1 January 2012. It does not cover the ICC ADR Rules which are attached to the 2012 Rules but have not been revised. They were last revised on 1 July 2001.

The 2012 Rules will be effective for any ICC arbitration commenced on or after 1 January 2012 (unless the parties have agreed to submit

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