The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Hubert, Partner at Clifford Chance, as the new Chair of the ICC Task Force on Premerger Control Regimes.
Ensuring trust in digital media practice and the need for a set of global dos and don’ts for mobile marketing were among the key discussions at the bi-annual meeting of the ICC Commission on Marketing held on 3-4 June at the News Corporation offices in New York. The meeting agenda featured a roster of high calibre speakers, most notably ICC Chairman-elect Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO of McGraw-Hill Financial, who shared his views on ICC policy work and positioning.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will hold a webinar to help its members and the business community better understand the new generic Top Level Domain Name (gTLD) process and the mechanisms available for trademark holders. The webinar will take place on Tuesday 18 June from 16h00-17h00 GMT+2 (Central European time).
As debate intensifies on the issue of international tax avoidance, ICC has stressed the critical importance of distinguishing between fraudulent practices and the use of justifiable and fully sanctioned methods such as tax planning and tax optimization.
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ICC has published the first English language guide to sample cases of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) arbitration, providing the international arbitration community easier access to UAE jurisprudence.
ICC has been selected to participate in a newly created platform established by the European Commission (EC) as part of its concerted drive against tax evasion and avoidance.
The critical role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in fostering development, economic growth and job creation was underscored at the Guatemala Investment Summit last week. ICC took part in the high-level gathering which was opened by Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and featured special guest President of the United States of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto, as well as keynote speaker former President of Chile Eduardo Frei.
John Manfredi, former long-serving Chair of the ICC Commission on Marketing and Advertising, was presented with the ICC Merchant of Peace Award at the 4 June meeting of the ICC Commission on Marketing and Advertising held in New York.
Members of the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy and representatives of large corporations, greenhouse gas market solutions providers, asset managers and government discussed new trends in green financing and investment during the Carbon Expo which took place in Barcelona on 31 May.
Heeding the call of industry to ensure robust rules are well understood and coherently applied across markets, the ICC Commission on Marketing and Advertising is developing a new global framework for responsible marketing communications of alcohol.
China has become the latest country to join the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) World Chambers Federation (WCF) International Certificates of Origin (CO) Accreditation Chain. China’s membership will strengthen the committee’s work to promote the role of Chambers in the delivery of trade facilitation services, especially to small- and medium-sized businesses.
ICC held a meeting in Riyadh with business representatives from Saudi Arabia to solicit business input for delivery to both the G20 and the World Trade Organization (WTO) ahead of their meetings in Saint Petersburg and Bali later this year.
Speaking at the WSIS 2013 action lines Forum in Geneva this month, Subramanian Ramadorai, Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS )initiative and Vice-Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services, highlighted the urgency for achieving greater participation from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Internet policy discussion and in the formation of a sustainable information society.
Former and current leaders and managers including presidents of the Court, as well as counsel of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration gathered in Paris at ICC headquarters last week to celebrate the launch of an ICC Court Counsel Guild.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC) entered into a cooperation agreement that aims to facilitate the exchange of views and consultations on issues of common interest to both organizations.
ICC has published a collection of standards to help border authorities determine a standardized definition of a diligent trader. With a widely-accepted premise that low-risk traders should receive benefits for their investment in security and compliance, a variety of “trusted trader programmes”, commonly referred to as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programmes have been implemented worldwide.
The full programme of a unique conference uniting all of ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) chapters is now available on the ICC website. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to take advantage of an early bird rate that ends 22 May.
Members of ICC’s Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO) Drafting and Education Groups converged in Paris last week to present the new rules that are set to revolutionize trade finance transactions.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the International Chamber of Commerce and Arbitration Place – an arbitration hearing centre in Toronto, Canada – is set to benefit the international arbitration community and reinforce the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce's commitment to North America.