2021 Arbitration rules

The below ICC Rules of Arbitration entered into force on 1 January 2021. They define and regulate the management of cases received by the International Court of Arbitration® from 1 January 2021 on. 

The ICC Arbitration Rules are used all around the world to resolve disputes. They assure parties of a neutral framework for the resolution of cross-border disputes.


Introductory Provisions

Article 1International Court of Arbitration

Article 2Definitions

Article 3Written Notifications or Communications; Time Limits

Commencing the Arbitration

Article 4Request for Arbitration

Article 5Answer to the Request; Counterclaims

Article 6Effect of the Arbitration Agreement

Multiple Parties, Multiple Contracts and Consolidation

Article 7Joinder of Additional Parties

Article 8Claims Between Multiple Parties

Article 9Multiple Contracts

Article 10Consolidation of Arbitrations

The Arbitral Tribunal

Article 11General Provisions

Article 12Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal

Article 13Appointment and Confirmation of the Arbitrators

Article 14Challenge of Arbitrators

Article 15Replacement of Arbitrators

The Arbitral Proceedings

Article 16Transmission of the File to the Arbitral Tribunal

Article 17Party Representation

Article 18Place of the Arbitration

Article 19Rules Governing the Proceedings

Article 20Language of the Arbitration

Article 21Applicable Rules of Law

Article 22Conduct of the Arbitration

Article 23Terms of Reference

Article 24Case Management Conference and Procedural Timetable

Article 25Establishing the Facts of the Case

Article 26Hearings

Article 27Closing of the Proceedings and Date for Submission of Draft Awards

Article 28Conservatory and Interim Measures

Article 29Emergency Arbitrator

Article 30Expedited Procedure


Article 37Advance to Cover the Costs of the Arbitration

Article 38Decision as to the Costs of the Arbitration 


Article 31Time Limit for the Final Award

Article 32Making of the Award

Article 33Award by Consent

Article 34Scrutiny of the Award by the Court

Article 35Notification, Deposit and Enforceability of the Award

Article 36Correction and Interpretation of the Award; Additional Award; Remission of Awards


Article 39Modified Time Limits

Article 40Waiver

Article 41Limitation of Liability

Article 42General Rule

Article 43Governing law and settlement of disputes