International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce

General information

Official name International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce
Address 38, Cours Albert Ier
City Paris
Country France
Telephone (33) 1 49 53 28 28
Fax (33) 1 49 53 29 33
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was founded in 1919 with an overriding aim that remains unchanged: to serve world business by promoting trade and investment, open markets for goods and services, and the free flow of capital. To reach this goal, it offers a vast range of services, including its International Court of Arbitration, established in 1923. While most arbitration institutions are regional or national in scope, the ICC Court is truly international. Thus, the dispute resolution mechanisms developed by ICC have been conceived specifically for business disputes in an international context. Therefore, its Court has administered well over 12 000 international arbitration cases involving parties and arbitrators from more than 170 countries and territories.
As the ICC arbitration body, the Court ensures the application of its Rules, namely: the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC, the ICC ADR, the ICC’s Rules for Expertise, and the ICC rules for Documentary Instrument Dispute Resolution Expertise (DOCDEX). Its members do not decide the matters submitted to ICC arbitration - this is the task of the arbitrators appointed under the ICC Rules. The Court oversees the ICC arbitration process and, among other things, is responsible for: appointing arbitrators; confirming, as the case may be, arbitrators nominated by the parties; deciding upon challenges of arbitrators; scrutinizing and approving all arbitral awards; and fixing the arbitrators' fees.
Apart from its support to arbitral proceedings, the ICC publishes information, such as ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin and various books on international commercial arbitration distributed by ICC Publishing. More over, electronic publication services are available on its web site: the arbitration costs calculator, and the ICC award search function. Finally, it organises seminars and conferences through its Institute of World Business Law, which pursues as its main objectives research and training and the dissemination of information among practitioners and scholars in the field of international business law, including, of course, international arbitration.


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Model Clause
Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (1998)
ADR Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (2001)  
Rules for Expertise of the International Chamber of Commerce (2003)  
International Chamber of Commerce Rules for Documentary Instruments Dispute Resolution Expertise (ICC DOCDEX Rules) (2002)  

Last update : 2003-11-16