Mediation Week kicks off today at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Global Headquarters in Paris with a roundtable event for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals and academics. The forum brings together some of the world’s most elite names in the field. Each will also participate in the 11th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition taking place from 5-10 February 2016.
Piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas is persisting at levels close to those in 2014, despite reductions in the number of ships hijacked and crew captured, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report reveals.
The International Chamber of Commerce has welcomed a last-minute deal between the European Union and the United States to keep transatlantic data flowing, following a decision by the European Court of Justice in 2015 that invalidated the “safe harbour” agreement, in place since 2000, following concerns over privacy.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy has appointed an Academic Committee –Trade Finance Faculty, which will take responsibility for structuring the ICC Academy trade finance curriculum. Consisting of industry leaders, the committee will set standards for accreditation, ensure that all courses and programmes are of the highest quality, determine the topic of each certification programme, and moderate exams in accordance with academic procedures. Crucially, the committee will take charge of appointing experts and practitioners within the trade finance industry to develop and moderate each course.
Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace
Members at the 1938 World Council meeting
58th session of the ICC Council in Paris on 21 October 1938
First session of the Preparatory Committee for an international trade organization held in London at Church House, Westminster 15 October 1946
From left - ICC Chairman Peter Wallenberg, US President George H W Bush, ICC Vice-Chairman and USCIB Chairman Joseph E Connor and USCIB President Abraham Katz at the White House 21 June 1990
Participants at the 20th Congress in New Delhi, India, February 1965