Booklet Preface

This booklet contains a set of rules, separate and distinct from the ICC Arbitration Rules, that set forth a procedure for the provision of a number of services by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (the “ICC Court”) in arbitral proceedings conducted under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) or other arbitration proceedings, whether ad hoc or administered by other arbitral institutions.

The present Rules of ICC as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL or Other Arbitration Proceedings (the “Rules”), in force as of 1 January 2018, have been made consistent with the 2013 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the 2017 ICC Arbitration Rules and the ICC Court’s long practice in acting as appointing authority.

During more than 90 years of administering arbitral proceedings, the ICC Court has acquired exceptional experience in appointing arbitrators and constituting arbitral tribunals, deciding upon challenges of arbitrators and taking decisions with regard to certain arbitration costs. While the Rules explicitly acknowledge the ICC Court’s authority to act in the above fields, they significantly expand the spectrum of services it may provide to interested parties, such as maintaining the file, assisting the parties with logistical arrangements for meetings and hearings, assisting with the notification of documents and correspondence, administering funds, proofreading draft documents and acting as repository.

The added value of the Rules is that, on the one hand, they enable the ICC Court to provide services in arbitral disputes lying beyond ICC Arbitration whenever parties so request and, on the other, they allow parties to select the specific services they wish the Court to undertake, thus benefitting from a flexible framework, tailor-made solutions and the ICC Court’s vast experience in dispute resolution.