All Set for New ICC Dispute Resolution Rules Global Launch

gavelThe International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will launch its new 2015 ICC Expert Rules in January, with international events in three of the world’s major dispute resolution hubs. Entering into force on February 1, 2015, the Rules will be available in English, Spanish and French, helping to solve cross-border commercial disputes worldwide.

The 2015 ICC Rules set out new parameters for ICC expert services, clarifying how parties can use experts and neutrals to help resolve their cross-border disputes at each step of the way. They will be administered by the ICC International Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

“The new set of rules clarifies the broad range of expert services the Center offers with a view to supporting companies and states all around the world to efficiently resolve their complex commercial disputes,” said Christopher Newmark, chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

Drawing on ICC’s 40-year experience in cross-border dispute resolution, and with specialist input from its membership in over 90 countries, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR will replace the current ICC Rules for Expertise with three new sets of rules. Each covers a distinct area of ICC’s dispute resolution services: the Proposal of Experts and Neutrals, the Appointment of Experts and Neutrals, and the Administration of Expertise Proceedings.

“International business has turned to ICC for many years to identify the most suitable experts for the resolution of technical, financial or legal issues,” said Peter Wolrich, head of ICC’s Taskforce for the Revision of the Expert Rules. “And will certainly continue to do so under the new sets of rules.”

The ICC Expert Rules will be officially unveiled in New York on January 27, 2015.

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Staff Contact:   Nancy Thevenin

General Counsel
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Nancy Thevenin supports the USCIB Arbitration Committee and coordinates the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee. She works closely with USCIB’s Business Development team in ensuring a more comprehensive policy, legal and arbitration membership outreach to both law firms and corporations. Thevenin previously served as deputy director of the ICC Court of Arbitration’s North American marketing office. During her tenure, the group helped launch the ICC International Mediation Competition and developed USCIB Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), with Thevenin drafting the proposal for the ICC to make YAF a global organization. Nancy then joined Baker & McKenzie as a special counsel in and global coordinator of their International Arbitration Practice Group. She left Baker in 2014 to start her own practice as arbitrator and mediator and continues to teach the spring semester international commercial arbitration course at St. John’s Law School.
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