The parties can choose different settlement techniques other than mediation.
Whilst mediation is the principal and default
settlement technique, the ICC Mediation Rules are inherent flexible and allow
parties to choose a different settlement technique other than mediation if they
consider it better suited to their needs including:
If parties have agreed upon a settlement
technique other than mediation, the term ‘mediator’ will be deemed to cover the
neutral who conducts the chosen settlement procedure (Article 1(3)).