ICC Arbitration: New Rules Attract International Cases

4501_image001The ICC International Court of Arbitration received 759 requests for arbitration and rendered 491 awards in 2012, the first year in which the new 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration took effect. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to some of the intriguing statistics contained in the latest report from the Court on use of ICC arbitration.

In all, arbitration requests involved 2,036 parties, with almost 10 percent of cases involving state or para-statal entities. The last four years have seen exceptional activity, with an average of 791 cases registered per year and 473 awards given.

The Rules that became effective on January 1, 2012 were the product of a two-year review by the ICC Commission on Arbitration that sought to reinforce the Court’s commitment towards an efficient and cost-effective arbitration process, responsive to the interests and requirements of users worldwide.

The 2012 statistics underline the ICC International Court of Arbitration’s leading international position. Requests were received from 137 countries and independent territories, with arbitrations taking place in 59 countries. Arbitrators of 76 nationalities also were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules.

Since its creation in 1923, the International Court of Arbitration has administered more than 19,000 disputes involving parties and arbitrators from 180 countries and independent territories.

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Staff contact: Josefa Sicard-Mirabal

ICC International Court of Arbitration North American website

Staff Contact:   Nancy Thevenin

General Counsel
Tel: 212.703.5047

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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