ICC dispute resolution statistics in detail

  • Paris, 12 August 2014

The newly published issue of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin contains the Statistical Report on ICC arbitration and ADR in 2013, a unique source of information on the geographical origins of parties and arbitrators in ICC cases, the countries in which cases were situated, the nature of the disputes, the laws to which they were subject and the constitution of the arbitral tribunals that heard them.

Statistics, awards, articles

This much-anticipated report is published in the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 1. It is available in print from the ICC Store and online in the ICC Dispute Resolution Library (DRL). DRL also contains all previous statistical reports since 1997. Together, they provide evidence of developing trends in dispute resolution over recent years.

The issue also contains a first-ever study of ICC emergency arbitrator cases by Andrea Carlevaris and José Ricardo Feris, respectively Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The article offers unprecedented insight into the implementation of ICC’s new Emergency Arbitrator Provisions and the procedural and substantive issues raised in the early cases. The authors draw positive conclusions from their first-hand experience of the ICC emergency arbitrator process, one of the most noted innovations of the 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules.

Another highlight of this latest Bulletin is an in-house counsel’s perspective on ICC’s new guide, Effective Management of Arbitration. Karl Hennessee, senior legal executive with multinational Halliburton, describes the guide as “something quite new in the ongoing effort to help arbitration evolve by recovering the lost advantages of cost and speed” and “an essential contribution to empowering in-house counsel”.

Finally, the issue contains extracts from nine ICC arbitral awards in which questions relating to the interpretation of contracts are discussed. These previously unpublished documents show the methods and principles applied by arbitrators when interpreting contracts in various legal and economic contexts. In addition to the nine awards published in the Bulletin, four further awards on the subject can be found in the ICC Dispute Resolution Library (DRL).

See the table of contents.

Read the Introductory Note in English, French and Spanish.

Vol. 25 No. 1 forms part of the 2014 subscription to the Bulletin. Subscribers will receive it shortly. If you wish to subscribe, please contact bulletin@iccwbo.org.

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