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(superseded) International Chamber of Commerce, Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration
(Old) Conciliation and amended Arbitration Rules in force as from January 1, 1988 until December 31, 1997

Standard ICC Arbitration Clause

Rules of Optional Conciliation

Preamble

[Preamble]

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Rules of Arbitration

Article 1 - International Court Of Arbitration

Article 2 - The Arbitral Tribunal

Article 3 - Request for Arbitration

Article 4 - Answer to the Request

Article 5 - Counter-claim

Article 6 - Pleadings and Written Statements, Notifications or Communications

Article 7 - Absence of Agreement to Arbitrate

Article 8 - Effect of the Agreement to Arbitrate

Article 9 - Advance to Cover Costs of Arbitration

Article 10 - Transmission Of the File to the Arbitrator

Article 11 - Rules Governing the Proceedings

Article 12 - Place Of Arbitration

Article 13 - Terms of Reference

Article 14 - The Arbitral Proceedings

Article 15

Article 16

Article 17 - Award by Consent

Article 18 - Time-limit for Award

Article 19 - Award by Three Arbitrators

Article 20 - Decision as to Costs of Arbitration

Article 21 - Scrutiny of Award by the Court

Article 22 - Making of Award

Article 23 - Notification of Award to Parties

Article 24 - Finality and Enforceability Of Award

Article 25 - Deposit Of Award

Article 26 - General Rule

Appendix I - Statutes of the International Court of Arbitration

Article 1 - Appointment Of Members

Article 2 - Composition

Article 3 - Function and Powers

Article 4 - Deliberations and Quorum

Appendix II - Internal Rules of the International Court of Arbitration

Role of the international Court of Arbitration

Confidential Character of the Work of the international Court Of Arbitration

Participation of Members Of the international Court of Arbitration in ICC Arbitration

Relations between the Members of the Court and the ICC National Committees

Committee of the Court

Absence Of an Arbitration Agreement

Joinder of Claims in Arbitration Proceedings

Advances to Cover Costs of Arbitration

Arbitral awards: form

Arbitrators' fees

Appendix III - Schedule of Conciliation and Arbitration Costs

1. Costs of conciliation

2. Costs of arbitration

3. Advance on administration expenses

4. Appointment of arbitrators

5. Scales of administrative expenses and of arbitrator's fees

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

(superseded) International Chamber of Commerce, Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration - (Old) Conciliation and amended Arbitration Rules in force as from January 1, 1988 until December 31, 1997

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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Rules of Arbitration

Article 2 - The Arbitral Tribunal

1. The international Court of Arbitration does not itself settle disputes. In so far as the parties shall not have provided otherwise, it appoints, or confirms the appointments of, arbitrators in accordance with the provisions of this Article. In making or confirming such appointment, the Court shall have regard to the proposed arbitrator's nationality, residence and other relationships with the countries of which the parties or the other arbitrators are nationals.

2. The disputes may be settled by a sole arbitrator or by three arbitrators. In the following Articles the word "arbitrator" denotes a single arbitrator to three arbitrators as the case may be.

3. Where the parties have agreed that the disputes shall be settled by a sole arbitrator, they may, by agreement, nominate him for confirmation by the Court. If the parties fail so to nominate a sole arbitrator within 30 days from the date when the Claimant's Request for Arbitration has been communicated to the other party, the sole arbitrator shall be appointed by the Court.

4. Where the dispute is to be referred to three arbitrators, each party shall nominate in the Request for Arbitration and the Answer thereto respectively one arbitrator for confirmation by the Court. Such person shall be independent of the party nominating him. If a party fails to nominate an arbitrator, the appointment shall be made by the Court.

The third arbitrator, who will act as chairman of the arbitral tribunal, shall be appointed by the Court, unless the parties have provided that the arbitrators nominated by them shall agree on the third arbitrator within a fixed time-limit. In such a case the Court shall confirm the appointment of such third arbitrator. Should the two arbitrators fail, within the time-limit fixed by the parties or the Court, to reach agreement on the third arbitrator, he shall be appointed by the Court.

5. Where the parties have not agreed upon the number of arbitrators, the Court shall appoint a sole arbitrator, save where it appears to the Court that the dispute is such as to warrant the appointment of three arbitrators. In such a case the parties shall each have a period of 30 days within which to nominate an arbitrator.

6. Where the Court is to appoint a sole arbitrator or the chairman of an arbitral tribunal, it shall make the appointment after having requested a proposal from a National Committee of the ICC that it considers to be appropriate. If the Court does not accept the proposal made, or if the said National Committee fails to make the proposal requested within the time-limit fixed by the Court, the Court may repeat its request or may request a proposal from another appropriate National Committee.

Where the Court considers that the circumstances so demand, it may choose the sole arbitrator or the chairman of the arbitral tribunal from a country where there is no National Committee, provided that neither of the parties objects within the time-limit fixed by the Court.

The sole arbitrator or the chairman of the arbitral tribunal shall be chosen from a country other than those of which the parties are nationals. However, in suitable circumstances and provided that neither of the parties objects within the time-limit fixed by the Court, the sole arbitrator or the chairman of the arbitral tribunal may be chosen from a country of which any of the parties is a national.

Where the Court is to appoint an arbitrator on behalf of a party which has failed to nominate one, it shall make the appointment after having requested a proposal from the National Committee of the country of which the said party is a national. If the Court does not accept the proposal made, or if said National Committee fails to make the proposal requested within the time-limit fixed by the Court, or if the country of which the said party is a national has no National Committee, the Court shall be at liberty to choose any person whom it regards as suitable, after having informed the National Committee of the country of which such person is a national, if one exists.

7. Every arbitrator appointed or confirmed by the Court must be and remain independent of the parties involved in the arbitration.

Before appointment or confirmation by the Court, a prospective arbitrator shall disclose in writing to the Secretary-General of the Court any facts or circumstances which might be of such a nature as to call into question the arbitrator's independence in the eyes of the parties. Upon receipt of such information, the Secretary-General of the Court shall provide it to the parties in writing and fix a time-limit for any comments from them.

An arbitrator shall immediately disclose in writing to the Secretary General of the Court and the parties any facts or circumstances of a similar nature which may arise between the arbitrator's appointment or confirmation by the Court and the notification of the final award.

8. A challenge of an arbitrator, whether for an alleged lack of independence or otherwise, is made by the submission to the Secretary General of the Court of a written statement specifying the facts and circumstances on which the challenge is based.

For a challenge to be admissible, it must be sent by a party either within 30 days from receipt by that party of the notification of the appointment or confirmation of the arbitrator by the Court; or within 30 days from the date when the party making the challenge was informed of the facts and circumstances on which the challenge is based, if such date is subsequent to the receipt of the aforementioned notification.

9. The Court shall decide on the admissibility, and at the same time if need be on the merits, of a challenge after the Secretary General of the Court has accorded an opportunity for the arbitrator concerned, the parties and any other members of the arbitral tribunal to comment in writing within a suitable period of time.

10. An arbitrator will be replaced upon his death, upon the acceptance by the Court of a challenge, or upon the acceptance by the Court of the arbitrator's resignation.

11. An arbitrator shall also be replaced when the Court decides that he is prevented de jure or defacto from fulfilling his functions, or that he is not fulfilling his functions in accordance with the Rules or within the prescribed time-limits.

When, on the basis of information that has come to its attention, the Court considers applying the preceding sub-paragraph, it shall decide on the matter after the Secretary General of the Court has provided such information in writing to the arbitrator concerned, the parties and any other members of the arbitral tribunal, and accorded an opportunity to them to comment in writing within a suitable period of time.

12. In each instance where an arbitrator is to be replaced, the procedure indicated in the preceding paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 6 shall be followed. Once reconstituted, and after having invited the parties to comment, the arbitral tribunal shall determine if and to what extent prior proceedings shall again take place.

13. Decisions of the Court as to the appointment, confirmation, challenge or replacement of an arbitrator shall be final.

The reasons for decisions by the Court as to the appointment, confirmation, challenge, or replacement of an arbitrator on the grounds that he is not fulfilling his functions in accordance with the Rules or within the prescribed time-limits, shall not be communicated.


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