The ICC International Court of Arbitration® (“ICC Court”) is the world’s leading arbitral institution. Since 1923, the ICC Court has been helping to resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment.

The ICC Court performs an essential role by providing individuals, businesses, and governments alike with a variety of customisable services for every stage of their dispute.

Although the ICC Court is called a court in name, it does not make formal judgments on disputed matters.  Instead, the ICC Court exercises judicial supervision of arbitration proceedings. ICC court’s responsibilities include:

  • confirming, appointing and replacing arbitrators, as well as deciding on any challenges made against them
  • monitoring the arbitral process to make certain that it is performed properly and with the required speed and efficiency necessary
  • scrutinising and approving all arbitral awards to reinforce quality and enforceability
  • setting, managing and — if necessary — adjusting fees and advances
  • overseeing emergency proceedings before the start of the arbitration

The purpose is to ensure proper application of the ICC Rules, as well as assist parties and arbitrators in overcoming procedural obstacles. These efforts are supported by the Court’s Secretariat, which is made up of more than 80 lawyers and support personnel from over 37 nationalities speaking almost 30 languages.

English and French are the Court’s official working languages. However, the ICC Court can administer cases in any language and communicate in all major languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The ICC Court continuously seeks to improve efficiency, control time and costs and aid enforcement and confidentiality by introducing innovative new arbitration tools and procedures. This ongoing focus makes certain that the ICC Court is always in touch with the concerns and interests of trading partners throughout the world.

The President of the ICC Court is Ms. Claudia Salomon.

India representatives on the ICC Court are Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor, Vice President, Mr. Kunal Vajani, Member and Ms. Pallavi Shroff, Alternate Member.

For more details, please contact ICC India at iccindia@iccindiaonline.org or on +91 11 23322472.