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Commission on Arbitration & ADR 2017-05-18T12:56:33+00:00

The Commission on Arbitration and ADR is ICC’s rule-making body and unique think tank in the field of international dispute resolution

With over 1.000+ members in the commission and in Task Forces, from 92 countries, the commission provides for a global forum including  lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, mediators, law professors and experts in various dispute resolution fields.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Draft and amend ICC’s Arbitration, Mediation, Expert Determination, Dispute Board and other forms of dispute resolution rules;
  • Study the juridical and other aspects of arbitration and other modes of international dispute settlement, and examine them in view of current developments;
  • Provide reports, guidelines and best practices on a range of topics of current relevance to the world of international dispute resolution, with a view to improving ICC dispute resolution services;
  • Create a link among arbitrators, counsel and users to enable ICC dispute resolution to respond effectively to users’ needs;
  • Act as a forum for ideas on issues relating to international arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution; and
  • Promote ICC’s various dispute resolution services globally.
After having successfully launched the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration and the new ICC Mediation Rules which came into force on 1 January 2014, the Commission also approved the ICC Expert Rules, the ICC Dispute Board Rules and the DocDex Rules.

The new ICC Report Decisions on Costs in International Arbitration helps to meet the expectations of arbitration users by providing on overview of how arbitrators decide on costs and is the Commission’s latest initiative to encourage efficient and costs- effective procedural conduct.

Other recent developments of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR include the release of a new edition of its Guide to National Procedures for Recognition and Enforcement of Awards under the New York Convention . This enlarged and updated edition now covers 79 Country Answers and takes account of recent legal developments.

The commission also published Effective Management in Arbitration – A Guide for In-House Counsel and Other Parties’ Representatives . This Guide is meant to provide client representatives, such as in-house counsel, managers or government representatives, with a practical tool-kit to assist them in making effective time and cost decisions throughout an arbitration. Two other reports, the Report on States, State Entities and ICC Arbitration and the Report on Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration were issued by the Commission in 2012.

Other active Task Forces are the Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitrations , as well as the Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings . A Task Force on the Probative Value of Witness Evidence and a Task Force on the Revision of the Rules of ICC as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL or other Ad Hoc Arbitration Proceedings were recently created.

Cedric  Alter, JANSON BAUGNIET
Niuscha Bassiri, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Maxime  Berlingin, FIELDFISHER
Olivier  Caprasse, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Karel Daele, MISHCON DE REYA
Marc Dal , DALDEWOLF
Charles De Jager, CROWELL & MORING BRUSSELS
Dirk  De Meulemeester, LEXLITIS GHENT-DE MEULEMEESTER & PARTNERS
Aimery de Schoutheete, LIEDEKERKE WOLTERS WAELBROECK KIRKPATRICK
Patrick De Wolf , DALDEWOLF
Quentin Declève, VAN BAEL & BELLIS
Luc  Demeyere, CONTRAST -EUROPEAN AND BUSINESS LAW
Jean-Michel Detry, DLA PIPER UK LLP
Maarten Draye, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Johan  Erauw, ERAUW
Jean-François Germain, FIELDFISHER
Audrey Goessens, CEPANI
Sophie  Goldman, TG LAW
Bernard  Hanotiau, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Yves Herinckx, HERINCKX SPRL
Pascal Hollander, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Grégoire Jakhaian, LOYENS & LOEFF
Benoît Kohl, STIBBE
Françoise Lefèvre, LINKLATERS DE BANDT -BRUSSELS
Henri-Paul Lemaître, LAZAREFF LE BARS
Jacques Levy-Morelle, SOLVAY S.A.
Jacques Malherbe, LIEDEKERKE WOLTERS WAELBROECK KIRKPATRICK
Didier Matray, MATRAY, MATRAY & HALLET
Flip Petillion, CROWELL & MORING BRUSSELS
Maud Piers, BELGISCH CENTRUM VOOR ARBITRAGE EN MEDIATIE
Emmanuel Roger France, FIELDFISHER
Dominique  Smeets, GRAYSTON & COMPANY LAW FIRM
Erica Stein, DECHERT LLP
Jean-François Tossens, TG LAW
Anne Vallery, VVGB
Emma Van Campenhoudt, CEPANI
Albert-Jan Van den Berg, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Marc van der Haegen, NAUTADUTILH
Dirk Van Gerven, NAUTADUTILH
Annet van hooft , BIRD & BIRD
Hans Van Houtte, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN
Vera Van Houtte, VAN HOUTTE
Herman W. Verbist, EVEREST LAW

FORUM ON ADR , 420-19
Luc  Demeyere, CONTRAST -EUROPEAN AND BUSINESS LAW
Herman W. Verbist, EVEREST
Hans Van Houtte, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN

TASK FORCE ON NATIONAL RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN AWARDS PURSUANT TO THE NEW YORK CONVENTION OF 1958 , 420-34
Olivier  Caprasse, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Dirk  de Meulemeester, LEXLITIS GHENT- DE MEULEMEESER & PARTNERS
Luc  Demeyere, CONTRAST -EUROPEAN AND BUSINESS LAW
Albert-Jan van den Berg, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Herman W. Verbist, EVEREST

TASK FORCE ON DECISION AS TO COSTS , 420-38
Olivier Caprasse, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Bernard Hanotiau, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Herman W. Verbist, EVEREST

TASK FORCE ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION , 420-41
Jean Cattaruzza, ING BANK BELGIUM
Bernard Hanotiau, HANTOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG
Yves Herinckx, HERINCKX
Henri-Paul Lemaitre, LAZAREFF LE BARS

TASK FORCE ON EMERGENCY ARBITRATOR PROCEEDINGS , 420-42
Aimery de Schouttheete, LIEDEKERKE WOLTERS WAELBROECK KIRCKPATRICK
Pascal Hollander, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG

TASK FORCE ON THE REVISION OF THE RULES OF ICC AS APPOINTING AUTHORITY IN UNCITRAL OR OTHER AD HOC ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS, 420-43
Maxime Berlingin, FIELDFISHER
Henri-Paul Lemaitre, LAZAREFF LE BARS
Erica Stein, DECHERT LLP

MAXIMIZING THE PROBATIVE ALUE OF WITNESS EVIDENCE, 420-44
Pascal Hollander, HANOTIAU & VAN DEN BERG

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