International Court of Arbitration

The International Court of Arbitration® is the world’s leading body for the resolution of international disputes by arbitration.

The universal scope of the International Court of Arbitration, commonly known as “the Court”, is evidenced by the fact that each year, numerous parties, arbitrators and lawyers from countries of every economic, political and social system are present in ICC arbitrations.
The Rules of Arbitration and the Rules for Mediation are contained in publication number 865 which is available upon request from the Court. The Rules are also available at and

The Court members’ diverse professional, legal and cultural backgrounds brings a richness to the Court’s daily work and decision making processes.

The Court is one of the world’s most experienced and renowned international arbitration institutions. Working closely with its Secretariat, the Court’s primary role is to administer ICC Arbitrations. It performs the functions entrusted to it under the ICC Rules of Arbitration and continually strives to assist parties and arbitrators to overcome any procedural obstacles that arise.

In performing its functions, the Court is mindful of its duty to make every effort to ensure that awards are enforceable at law.