ICC 2021 Rules of Arbitration - Global Launch

01 Dec 2020

Online English
Free of charge, however prior registration is required
Start: 08:00 (New York) 14:00 (CET) 21:00 (Singapore)

Following the release and subsequent editorial changes of its 2021 Rules of Arbitration, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is ready to officially launch the revised rules on 1st December 2020.

The 2021 Rules of Arbitration will come into force on 1 January 2021, replacing the 2017 Rules of Arbitration.

The new Rules make noticeable changes to the framework of ICC arbitration, while not altering its character. In the words of ICC Court President Alexis Mourre, the 2021 ICC Rules “mark a further step towards greater efficiency, flexibility and transparency of the Rules, making ICC Arbitration even more attractive, both for large, complex arbitrations and for smaller cases.”

Amendments to the Rules will be presented and commented on by the experts and drafters of the new provisions relating to complex arbitrations, conflicts of interests, transparency and integrity of the proceedings, investment treaty arbitration, emergency arbitrator provisions, the expedited procedure, remote hearings and electronic communications, claims relating to the administration of arbitration proceedings by the Court, and additional awards.

This event will mark the beginning of a series of launch events that will introduce the changes to the Rules in different languages and in different formats. Consult ICC’s programme of events  periodically for further updates.

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14:00 – 14:15

Introduction to the Revised ICC Rules

Alexis Mourre

14:15 – 15:30

Roundtable discussion

  1. Enhanced use of technology:
    1. Soft copy over paper
    2. Virtual/hybrid hearings
  1. Improved complex arbitrations:
    1. Joinder of additional parties
    2. Consolidation
    3. Appointment of the full arbitral tribunal
  1. Efficient conduct of arbitration:
    1. New threshold for expedited arbitration
    2. Exclusion of the application of Emergency Arbitrator Provisions to treaty-based arbitration
    3. Tribunal may exclude counsel
    4. Disclosure of funding arrangements
    5. Additional awards
    6. Tribunal encourages parties to consider settlement/mediation
  1. Increased transparency:
    1. Communication of reasons for Court’s decisions
    2. Court composition and organization reset

15:30 – 16:00


Stephanie Cohen

Independent Arbitrator, FCIArb, New York

Alexander G. Fessas (Moderator)

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, Dispute Resolution Services

Živa Filipič (co-moderator)

Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Valeria Galíndez

Partner, Galíndez arb, São Paulo, Brazil

Sara Koleilat-Aranjo

Senior Associate, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai

Smitha Menon

Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore

Alexis Mourre

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Ana Serra e Moura (co-moderator)

Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

For more information, please contact: Clément Radosch