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  • ICC - International Chamber ofCommerce Arbitration Rules 1998 -(these rules came into effect on 1

    January 1998)

    International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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  • Copyright International Chamber of Commerce 1997, 2001All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced by whatsoever means(electronic, electrostatic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), or trans-lated, without the prior permission in writing of the Secretary General of the ICC Inter-national Court of Arbitration.The ICC Rules of Arbitration and their Appendices have been translated into many dif-ferent languages. However, the English and French versions are the only official texts.First edition published 1997. This presentation produced from the second edition, firstpublished September 2001.;

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    Contents

    International Court of Arbitration Rules of Arbitration in force as from 1 January1998 1Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Standard ICC Arbitration Clause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (in force as from1 January 1998) 3

    Introductory Provisions 3Article 1 - International Court of Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Article 2 - Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Article 3 - Written Notifications or Communications; Time Limits . . . . . . . . 3

    Commencing the Arbitration 4Article 4 - Request for Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Article 5 - Answer to the Request; Counterclaims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Article 6 - Effect of the Arbitration Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    The Arbitral Tribunal 7Article 7 - General Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Article 8 - Number of Arbitrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Article 9 - Appointment and Confirmation of the Arbitrators . . . . . . . . . . . 8Article 10 - Multiple Parties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Article 11 - Challenge of Arbitrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Article 12 - Replacement of Arbitrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    The Arbitral Proceedings 10Article 13 - Transmission of the File to the Arbitral Tribunal . . . . . . . . . . . 10Article 14 - Place of the Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Article 15 - Rules Governing the Proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Article 16 - Language of the Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Article 17 - Applicable Rules of Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Article 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Article 19 - New Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Article 20 - Establishing the Facts of the Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Article 21 - Hearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Article 22 - Closing of the Proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Article 23 - Conservatory and Interim Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    Awards 14Article 24 - Time Limit for the Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Article 25 - Making of the Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Article 26 - Award by Consent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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    Article 27 - Scrutiny of the Award by the Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Article 28 - Notification, Deposit and Enforceability of the Award . . . . . . . . 14Article 29 - Correction and Interpretation of the Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    Costs 15Article 30 - Advance to Cover the Costs of the Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . 15Article 31 - Decision as to the Costs of the Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    Miscellaneous 17Article 32 - Modified Time Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Article 33 - Waiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Article 34 - Exclusion of Liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Article 35 - General Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Appendix I - Statutes of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC 17Article 1 - Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Article 2 - Composition of the Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Article 3 - Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Article 4 - Plenary Session of the Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Article 5 - Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Article 6 - Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Article 7 - Modification of the Rules of Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Appendix II - Internal Rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC 19Article 1 - Confidential Character of the Work of the International Court of

    Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Article 2 - Participation of Members of the International Court of Arbitration in

    ICC Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Article 3 - Relations between the Members of the Court and the ICC National

    Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Article 4 - Committee of the Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Article 5 - Court Secretariat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Article 6 - Scrutiny of Arbitral Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

    Appendix III - Arbitration Costs and Fees 21Article 1 - Advance on Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Article 2 - Costs and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Article 3 - Appointments of Arbitrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Article 4 - Scales of Administrative Expenses and Arbitrator's Fees . . . . . . 24A. Administrative Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24B. Arbitrator's Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Examples for illustrative purposes only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    Metadata 26SiSU Metadata, document information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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  • ICC - International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Rules 1998 - (these rules came into effect on 1January 1998)

    International Court of Arbitration Rules of Arbitration in force as 1from 1 January 1998

    Foreword 2

    The closing decades of the twentieth century saw international commercial arbitration 3gain worldwide acceptance as the normal means of resolving international commercialdisputes. National laws on arbitration have been modernized on all continents. Interna-tional treaties on arbitration have been signed or adhered to with impressive success.Arbitration has become part of the curricula of large numbers of law schools. With thegradual removal of political and trade barriers and the rapid globalization of the worldeconomy, new challenges have been created for arbitration institutions in response tothe growing demand of parties for certainty and predictability, greater rapidity and flex-ibility as well as neutrality and efficacy in the resolution of international disputes.

    Since the International Court of Arbitration was established in 1923, ICC arbitration has 4been constantly nourished by the experience gathered by the ICC International Courtof Arbitration in the course of administering more than eleven thousand international ar-bitration cases, now involving each year parties and arbitrators from over 100 countriesand from a diversity of legal, economic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

    The present ICC Rules of Arbitration came into effect on 1 January 1998. They are 5the result of an intensive, worldwide consultation process and constitute the first majorrevision of the Rules in more than 20 years. The changes made are designed to reducedelays and ambiguities and to fill certain gaps, taking into account the evolution ofarbitration practice. The basic features of the ICC arbitration system have not beenaltered, however, notably its universality and flexibility, as well as the central role playedby the ICC Court in the administration of arbitral cases.

    Every ICC arbitration is conducted by an arbitral tribunal with responsibility for exam- 6ining the merits of the case and rendering a final award. Each year, ICC arbitrationsare held in some 40 countries, in most major languages and with arbitrators of some60 different nationalities. The work of those arbitral tribunals is monitored by the ICCCourt, which meets weekly all year round. Currently composed of some 112 membersfrom 73 countries, the Court organizes and supervises arbitrations held under the ICCRules of Arbitration. The Court must remain constantly alert to changes in the law andthe practice of arbitration in all parts of the world and must adapt its working methodsto the evolving needs of parties and arbitrators. For the day-to-day management ofcases in many languages, the ICC Court is supported by a Secretariat based at theheadquarters of the International

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