This Task Force is an outgrowth of two prior projects of the Commission: The Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration (2006, 2012) and the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration. Both the Commission’s report on techniques for controlling time and costs in arbitration and the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration explicitly encourage the parties to seek agreement on tailor-made procedures for each arbitration that are time and cost effective, having regard to the complexity and the value of the dispute at hand.
The idea behind this Task Force is to produce a document that will assist internal party representatives, in particular in-house counsel, to participate effectively in the tailor making of the procedure for the arbitration at hand. A small drafting group with representatives of the user community, arbitration counsel, arbitrators, and the secretariat was set up as a think tank on the best way forward. This group consults with a larger Task Force.