Guest blog: Europe becomes latest addition to ICC list of annual regional arbitration conferences

2017-04-24T11:05:38+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

International arbitration in Europe takes centre stage this month with the first-ever ICC European Conference, which launches Paris Arbitration Week today. In this guest blog post, Linklaters partners Pierre Duprey and Roland Ziadé take us through the close relationship the region has with the popular dispute resolution process and discuss the relevance of the much [...]

ICC’s newly appointed Permanent Observer to the UN submits credentials

2017-04-20T10:46:09+00:00 April 20th, 2017|News|

The first-ever Permanent Observer of ICC to the United Nations, Louise Kantrow, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres during an official ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York today. New York, 20 April 2017 Having served as ICC’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from April 2007, Ms Kantrow brings extensive [...]

Benefits of IT in arbitration outweigh risks, says new ICC report

2017-04-13T15:05:58+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

For the first time since 2004, ICC has updated a report on how information technology (IT) is used in international arbitration, covering every stage of the case cycle and including sample wording on procedural directions for parties and arbitrators. Paris, 12 April 2017 Technological advances have had a transformative effect on almost every part [...]

5 things to expect from major meeting of trade finance who’s who

2017-04-06T11:03:56+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Banking, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

The Annual Meeting of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission gets underway in Jakarta this week. This major forum gathers the world’s who’s who of the trade finance industry and provides participants with exciting opportunities throughout its duration. Paris, 5 April 2017 Here are 5 things we can expect at the meeting: 1. Networking [...]

Guest blog: Arbitration in the MENA region—Industry trends and influences

2017-04-04T10:46:22+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

The 5th ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration is currently underway in Dubai. In anticipation of the high-level event, we sat down with conference speakers Lorenzo Melchionda, a partner at BonelliErede, and Cristian Gual, a partner at Uría Menéndez, to discuss the latest industry trends and factors influencing the region. BonelliErede and Uría Menéndez, [...]

5 business recommendations for EC data regulation guidance

2017-04-04T11:25:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Digital Economy, News|

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law on 25 May 2018 significantly impacting every sector of business – both within and beyond EU borders. Paris, 3 April 2017 The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is appealing to policymakers tasked with developing tools to facilitate implementation of the new regulation, [...]

ICC releases new guidelines on tax principles for multinational businesses

2017-04-03T16:30:36+00:00 March 31st, 2017|News, Taxation|

In response to a growing lack of trust between multinational companies and the general public over tax matters, ICC has released a new set guidelines on tax principles as business seeks to publicly commit itself to international standards of transparency and cooperation. Brussels, 31 March 2017 Business should comply fully with all applicable tax [...]

ICC launches questionnaire for 2017 Global Survey on Trade Finance

2017-03-31T15:04:44+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Banking, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has released the questionnaire designed to gather data for its flagship annual trade finance report—urging banks globally to participate before the 20 April deadline. Paris, 28 March 2017 One of the most comprehensive market intelligence publications, the report—entitled “Rethinking Trade & Finance”—provides a snapshot into the [...]

3 events not to be missed during Paris Arbitration Week

2017-04-04T10:21:45+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Arbitration and ADR, News|

Question: What do the biggest names in Paris arbitration do to highlight the role the city plays as a major hub for international arbitration? Answer: They join forces to organize the first ever Paris Arbitration Week. Paris, 28 March 2017 Developing a trend begun in Hong Kong and extended to other cities including Dubai, [...]

ICC Merchants of Peace recognised

2017-03-31T15:03:55+00:00 March 27th, 2017|News|

ICC Executive Board member Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani and former Board Member of ICC UK Kenneth Gardener have become the latest recipients of the prestigious ICC Merchants of Peace Award. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani & Kenneth Gardener Paris, 27 March 2017 Established by the [...]

New ICC World Trade Agenda report charts future for WTO

2017-03-31T14:48:28+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

London, 22 March 2017 “Challenging times” call for bold trade policy initiatives at the international level, says a new report produced for ICC by the European Centre for International Policy Economy (ECIPE) launched today in London. The global rules-based trading system has enabled “unprecedented progress in generating prosperity and alleviating poverty” around the world, [...]

ICC response to G20 Finance Ministers communiqué

2017-03-21T12:41:50+00:00 March 21st, 2017|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Following the conclusion of the 2017 G20 Finance Ministers meeting, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued the following statement: John Danilovich, ICC Secretary General, said: “We continue to face the challenge of global growth being too low and benefiting too few. This is the defining economic test of our times—and we urge all G20 [...]