ICC takes Global Goals Week down under to Sydney

2017-09-18T11:41:06+00:00 September 18th, 2017|News, WCF World Chambers Federation|

Global Goals Week takes place from 18-24 September during the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. But 10,000 miles away in Sydney, Australia, the 10th World Chambers Congress is making sure that participants get to be part of the Global Goals Week action too. The 17 Global Goals adopted [...]

The latest Business and Climate Summit in New Delhi was historic in several ways.

2017-09-14T13:00:32+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

New Delhi, 13 September 2017 From 31 August to 1 September, the third annual Business and Climate Summit took place in New Delhi, India. As the leading forum for business leaders, investors and policymakers on climate action, the summit offered a powerful symbol of the steps business is already taking to achieve global climate [...]

First arbitral tribunals constituted under ICC expedited procedures

2017-09-07T14:17:08+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

Paris, 6 September 2017 – The first arbitral tribunals under the recently-enacted expedited procedure provisions of the 2017 ICC Rules of Arbitration have been constituted in the course of the past three months. Expedited proceedings apply to all arbitrations introduced under the ICC Rules, where the arbitration agreement is signed on or after 1 [...]

New Vice-Chair of ICC Commission on Taxation appointed

2017-09-05T09:54:20+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Taxation|

ICC is pleased to announce the appointment of Susana Bokobo as the new Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Taxation. Ms Bokobo will take over from Paul Morton who transitioned to the position of Technical Advisor earlier this year. Paris, 4 September 2017 Ms Bokobo currently holds the position of Tax Exploration and Production [...]

Full 2016 ICC Dispute Resolution statistics published in Court Bulletin

2017-09-04T14:36:39+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a full statistical report, providing an in-depth breakdown of the numbers behind the record growth of ICC Arbitration in 2016, announced by the ICC International Court of Arbitration earlier this year. Paris, 31 August 2017 The statistical report features in the latest edition of the recently [...]

Three takeaways on how digital technologies are transforming arbitration

2017-08-31T09:50:28+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News|

New technologies and developments are transforming the future of dispute resolution though challenges remain, according to a recent ICC conference. Paris, 30 August 2017 From 12-13 June 2017, an ICC conference entitled ‘Equal Access to Information & Justice: Online Dispute Resolution’ brought together 170 lawyers, magistrates, academics, researchers, dispute resolution organisations and providers  from [...]

ICC Marketing Code reaffirmed as global standard at APEC conference

2017-08-24T14:14:04+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Marketing and Advertising|

On 23 and 24 August 2017, ICC participated in the fourth Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workshop on advertising standards in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to discuss the establishment and implementation of effective advertising standards across the Asia-Pacific region. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 24 August 2017 ICC participated in a panel on “Establishing [...]

ICC Uniform Rules for Forfaiting were officially endorsed by the UN Commission

2017-08-29T09:46:55+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Banking, Global issues & trends, News|

In a historic moment, the ICC Uniform Rules for Forfaiting—ICC Publication no. 800 (“URF 800”)—were officially endorsed by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in its 50th plenary session held in Vienna on 14 July 2017. Vienna, 22 August 2017 Forfaiting is a trade financing technique based on without recourse discounting [...]

ICC & WTO Launch Small Business Champions Initiative

2017-08-17T11:57:02+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|

The ‘ICC-WTO Small Business Champions’ is a call for innovative proposals aimed at raising awareness among MSMEs of the opportunities that trade can provide, and how they can seize those opportunities. These proposals could take the shape of, for example, awareness campaigns, competitions, or capacity building, training and mentoring programs (No financial contribution will be provided by the WTO or ICC to implement proposals).

ICC Court to establish MENA Representative Office in UAE

2017-07-26T17:18:13+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced it is to open a representative office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new office will be established in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre located on Al Maryah Island in the capital of [...]

4 ways business is stepping up to meet global climate goals

2017-07-24T10:28:42+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

Non-state actors like businesses are essential to meeting the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. A panel discussion at the recent ECOCITY World Summit in Melbourne, Australia explained why. From the outset, business has been crucial to meeting global climate goals. While the Paris Agreement aims to hold the increase in global average [...]

What you may have missed at this week’s SDG Business Forum

2017-07-20T15:30:28+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|

During a high-level political forum, at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, ICC teamed up with the UN Global Compact to convene 1,500 business leaders and government representatives to discuss how the private sector is contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum presented an opportunity to highlight [...]