• Dispute Resolution Services

DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

Our role is to promote the products and services provided by the ICC International Court of Arbitration®, the world’s leading arbitral institution. ICC United Kingdom supports the UK dispute resolution community.

The UK is the No.1 contributor of arbitrators to the Court. The Court was founded in 1923 to help States and companies resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes.

The following activities are coordinated by the Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee.


Our commitments for 2018 are as follows:

GLOBAL PROFILE

  • Launch a campaign to promote ICC dispute resolution services to British business worldwide.
  • Take delegations to ICC Arbitration Commissions as well as the EU and Miami Regional Conferences.
  • Strengthen UK dialogue with UNCITRAL.
  • Work with others to promote the UK as a global centre for arbitration.
  • Further develop the UK Arbitration Conference as a global platform for the voice of the arbitration community. 

STRENGTHENING CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

  • Foster more dialogue with corporate counsels to deliver world class dispute resolution services.
  • Target support at the sectors of highest value - Construction, Technology and Energy.

IMPROVING TRANSPARENCY & REPRESENTATION

  • Ensure there is a fully transparent list of UK Representatives at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Arbitration Commission, Commission Taskforces, UK Committee and UK Selections Subcommittee on the website.

CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Continue supporting the Scottish Arbitration Centre to build capacity and profile of arbitration in Scotland.
  • Continue to support Nigerian efforts to strengthen dispute resolution capabilities in West Africa and promote UK participation at the ICC West Africa Arbitration Conference in Lagos.
  • Host another range of topical events involving overseas experts and on relevant issues in overseas regions. 

TASK FORCES & WORKING GROUPS

  • Launch a programme of UK-led taskforces and working groups on focused and relevant issues as we do on other policy programmes. These will support and complement the global taskforce programme.

COURT NOMINATIONS

  • The Court requests help from ICC United Kingdom in approximately 11% of cases, where parties can’t agree on an arbitrator or where the criteria is sometimes complex. In these cases, our panel of leading industry experts use a combination of the UK Arbitrator Database and industry knowledge to nominate a suitable arbitrator to the Court. For a breakdown of UK nominations and appointments see the 2017 UK Arbitration Factsheet.

REDUCING COSTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

  • Support industry efforts to reduce costs and better utilise dispute resolution services.

PROMOTING WOMEN IN ARBITRATION

  • Continue to promote the role of women in arbitration - particularly across the corporate community.