The International Court of Arbitration®
The International Court of Arbitration® is the world’s leading arbitral institution. Since 1923, we have been helping to resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment.
We perform an essential role by providing individuals, businesses and governments alike with a variety of customisable services for every stage of their dispute.
Although we are called a court in name, we do not make formal judgments on disputed matters. Instead, we exercise judicial supervision of arbitration proceedings. Our responsibilities include:
confirming, appointing and replacing arbitrators, as well as deciding on any challenges made against them
monitoring the arbitral process to make certain that it is performed properly and with the required speed and efficiency necessary
scrutinising and approving all arbitral awards to reinforce quality and enforceability
setting, managing and — if necessary — adjusting fees and advances
overseeing emergency proceedings before the start of the arbitration
Our purpose is to ensure proper application of the ICC Rules, as well as assist parties and arbitrators in overcoming procedural obstacles. These efforts are supported by the Court’s Secretariat, which is made up of more than 80 lawyers and support personnel.
English and French are the Court’s official working languages. However, we can administer cases in any language and communicate in all major languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
We continuously seek to improve efficiency, control time and costs and aid enforcement and confidentiality by introducing innovative new arbitration tools and procedures. This ongoing focus makes certain that we are always in touch with the concerns and interests of trading partners throughout the world.
2017 Arbitration Rules and 2014 Mediation Rules (English version)
The Arbitration Rules are those of 2012, as amended in 2017. They are effective as of 1 March 2017. The Mediation Rules, in force from 2014, reflect modern practice and set clear parameters for the conduct of proceedings.
Financial Institutions and International Arbitration – ICC Arbitration & ADR Commission Report
The ICC Commission Report on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration is a report from the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration.