Commission on Commercial Law and Practice2018-02-12T16:41:05+00:00
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ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice (CLP)

Facilitates international trade and promotes a balanced self-regulatory and regulatory legal framework for international business-to-business (B2B) transactions.

With over members from all over the world, the commission works with some of the key intergovermental organizations in this area on a regular basis: UNCITRAL (the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), UNIDROIT (the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law), and the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Revise the Incoterms® 2010 rules and continue to develop practical tools and expert guidance to promote the effective use of the Incoterms® 2010 rules globally.
  • Prepare and launch new ICC model contracts, clauses and guides, including on a variety of consultancy services and the provision of logistics services by third parties.. Consider the development of new products reflective of the increasing importance of sales of digital goods, online sales and the digitalisation of the international economy, and the increasing interface between businesses and customers online.
  • Explore the feasibility of collaboration with other organisations on a model contract on offsets and the development of an arbitral process tailored to procurement disputes.
  • Make business recommendations to and collaborate with relevant intergovernmental organisations on benchmarking and the European Commission on procurement directives to improve the international legal framework for public procurement.
  • Provide global business views to European legislators on the dangers of including B2B contracts in proposed EU contract rules for online purchases.

The Commission on Commercial Law and Practice is the over-arching body for several task forces dedicated to specific issues relating to global business and trade.

Active Task Forces and Working Groups

Each task force and working group under the auspices of the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice brings together experts from around the world, who meet regularly to discuss and draft solutions to the relevant problems encountered when conducting business internationally.

The Commission on Commercial Law and Practice currently has several active task forces and working groups, including:

Business Tools

The Commission on Commercial Law and Practice also works alongside important international policy-making bodies, advocating on behalf of business, for more harmony to govern international commercial transactions.

The areas of work and work partners include;

  • Develop a training programme on the new ICC Principles to Facilitate Commercial Negotiations.
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  • Make business recommendations to improve the legal framework for international procurement.
  • Prepare and launch new model contracts and guides, including on construction joint ventures and constoria, and refresh existing publications reflect current business practices, including the increasing importance of sales of digital goods.
  • Provide global business views to European legislators on the proposal for a regulation to introduce an optional Common European Sales Law.
  • Contribute to rule-making by the Hague Conference and the European Commission on specific jurisdiction and applicable law issues relevant to business.
  • Develop practical tools and expert guidance to promote the effective use of the Incoterms 2010 ® rules globally, including through development of guidance on the implications of the rules for the transport community.

Maxime  Berlingin, FIELDFISHER
Luc Demeyere, CONTRAST-EUROPEAN AND BUSINESS LAW
Jean-Michel Detry, DLA PIPER UK LLP
Johan Erauw, ERAUW
Jean-François Germain, FIELDFISHER
Peter Gjotler, GRAYSTON & COMPANY LAW
Sohpie Goldman, TG LAW
Pieter Haesaert, CUSTOMS4TRADE
Yves Herinckx, HERINCKX SPRL
Grégoire Jakhian, LOYENS & LOEFF – BRUSSELS
Didier  Matray, MATRAY, MATRAY & HALLET
Pedro Oliveira, BUSINESS EUROPE
Johan Proost, VERENIGING EXPEDITEURS ANTWERPEN (VEA)
Emmanuel Roger France, FIELDFISHER
Olivier Schoenmaeckers, VERENIGING EXPEDITEURS ANTWERPEN (VEA)
Jean-François Serrier, SOLVAY
Anne Vallery, WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR
Goedele Van der Linden, MARSH SA/NV
Hans Van Houtte, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN
Katrien Van Loocke, ABH (AGENTSCHAP BUITENLANDSE HANDEL)
Herman W. Verbist, EVEREST
Joost Verlinden, LINKLATERS DE BANDT – BRUSSELS

TASK FORCE ON INCOTERMS (FORMER 462) , 460-19
Didier  Matray, MATRAY, MATRAY & HALLET
Hans Van Houtte, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN
Herman W. Verbist, EVEREST

TASK FORCE ON TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , 460-25
Jean-François Serrier, SOLVAY

TASK FORCE ON EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW , 460-27
Carlos Almaraz, BUSINESS EUROPE
Xavier  Dieux, WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER – BRUSSELS
Hans Van Houtte, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN

TASK FORCE ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT , 460-28
Peter Gjotler, GRAYSTON & COMPANY LAW

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