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2nd ICC European Conference on International Arbitration - 9 April 2018, Paris, France

23 Януари 2018

The 2nd ICC European conference (9 April) and the ICC Institute advanced level training on “Drafting enforceable awards” (11 April) are official events of the Paris Arbitration Week.



  • 2nd ICC European conference on international arbitration

Date: 9 April 2018
Venue: Châteauform’ George V, 28, avenue George V, Paris 8th

The conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration in Europe.

  • Opening cocktail reception of the Paris Arbitration Week

Date: 9 April 2018, 19.00-22.00
Venue: The Economic, Social and Environmental Council “CESE”, 9 place d’Iéna, Paris 16th

As this is a Governmental building, please be sure to bring your ID which will be asked at the security desk of the entrance.

  • ICC Institute advanced level training on “Drafting enforceable awards”

Date: 11 April 2018
Venue: Paris, ICC HQ, 33 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16th

Focusing on what can be referred to as the most prominent duty of an arbitrator, participants will learn the best practices pertaining to drafting awards and the ways of maximizing their enforceability. Accordingly, this interactive and practical training will focus on the procedural as well as formal requirements, and cover the issue of the necessary substantive accuracy of the award.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Europe

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New ICC Arbitration Rules and Note take effect

13 Март 2017

Revised ICC Note to Parties and Arbitrators is adopted, introducing principles on Conduct.

Alongside the entry into force of the new Rules, ICC has released the latest version of its Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals. The new Note was approved by the Bureau of the Court on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 and contains many important new features.

The new Note contains detailed guidance on the new Expedited Rules, and also establishes the principle that the Court may now provide reasons for its decisions upon the request of any party, rather than upon agreement of all parties as was previously the case.

The President of the Court, Alexis Mourre, says that “The Note is an important step towards the implementation of our new policies to foster the efficiency and the transparency of ICC arbitrations. The possibility for any party to seek the provision of reasons for a wide range of Court decisions is a landmark change as well as a message of accountability to our users.”

“As to the introduction of our Expedited Rules, effectively providing for an arbitration to be concluded in six months – either on an opt-out basis for arbitrations which value in dispute is less than US$2 million, or on an opt-in basis for all other cases – with, if the sole arbitrator so decides, no hearing and no document production process, it is an entirely new offer to the business community and an effective answer to the legitimate concerns of the business community as to the time and costs of the arbitration.”

Mr Mourre added: “It is significant that the Note also introduces for the Expedited arbitrations financial consequences for arbitral tribunals in case of delays in submitting their draft awards to the Court, and for the Court in case of delays in the reduced time-limit that is established for the scrutiny of awards under the Expedited Rules.”

The Note also establishes important new provisions concerning the conduct of all participants in arbitral proceedings.

The Note directs the arbitrators, parties and their representatives to abide “by the highest standards of integrity and honesty, and to conduct themselves with honor, courtesy and professionalism” – and encourages all other participants in the proceedings, such as witnesses and experts, to do the same. The Note, to that effect, encourages parties and arbitral tribunals to draw inspiration from, or where appropriate to adopt, the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration. The Note prohibits ex parte contacts between an arbitrator and a party, save in limited circumstances in the context of the appointment of the arbitrators and constitution of the arbitral tribunals.

Mr Mourre said: “By introducing ethical principles and endorsing the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation, the Court aims at ensuring that the highest standards of honesty and professional conduct are abided with by all participants in the arbitration. It is of fundamental importance that the legitimacy of the arbitral process be protected at all times, and the ICC initiative establishes with clarity the parties’ duty to cooperate in good faith and to behave with integrity for the sake of the fair and efficient resolution of disputes submitted to our rules.”

The Note also introduces a wide range of additional services that are now available to the parties in ICC cases, such as the recommendation of administrative secretaries, services for the organization of the hearing, the organization of transparent proceedings, or the use of sealed offers.

Finally, the new Note incorporates previously existing separate notes, such as the note on Emergency Arbitration and the note on the Correction and Interpretation of awards, so that users can now refer to one single clear and comprehensive document to obtain guidance on all aspects of the conduct of their ICC cases.

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ICC hails entry into force of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

13 Март 2017

ICC has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)—a landmark global trade agreement which could provide a boost to global trade flows of over US$1trillion.

Container ship in the harbor in Asia ,The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)-a landmark global trade agreement which could provide a boost to global trade flows of over US$1trillion.

More than two-thirds of WTO member states have now ratified the agreement, with Chad, Jordan, Oman and Rwanda the latest countries to do so as part of an almost two-year process. Reaching this threshold means the TFA now becomes an official part of the multilateral trading system which covers more than 96% of global GDP.

The TFA-the first multilateral trade agreement to enter into force in over two decades-aims to make trade easier and simpler by cutting red-tape at borders. ICC has estimated that the deal could support the creation of some 20 million jobs worldwide- the vast majority in developing countries.

ICC Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said: “The entry into force of the TFA is a watershed moment for global trade. The reality today is that many small businesses find themselves unable to trade internationally due to complex customs requirements. By cutting unnecessary red-tape at borders, the TFA will have a transformational effect on the ability of entrepreneurs in developing countries to access global markets.”

Mr Mittal added: “The TFA can help ensure that, for the first time, all companies-regardless of size or location-can benefit from global trade. The entry into force of the agreement could not come at a more important moment given the imperative to make global growth more inclusive.”

ICC has been a leading proponent of the TFA, playing a key role in the 2013 negotiations that led to the agreement and working closely with the WTO and other international organizations to coordinate and support the deal’s implementation.

John Danilovich, ICC Secretary General, said: “ICC has tirelessly championed the TFA because we know that making trade easier through simple customs reforms can provide a major boost to small business growth.It’s estimated that the TFA could increase SME exports by 80% in some economies. This means more jobs, more consumer choice and-ultimately-more inclusive development.”

Mr Danilovich also called on governments to take action to implement the TFA:“The entry into force of the TFA is just one step to making the potential benefits of this landmark agreement a reality. Governments must work without delay to implement the provisions of the TFA working hand-in-hand with local businesses to identify key bottlenecks to trade across national borders.”

ICC is actively supporting the implementation of the TFA through the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation-a major public-private partnership supported by a number of donor governments and international businesses. The Alliance is currently rolling out trade facilitation projects in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya and Viet Nam based on TFA standards.

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