New International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Rules Unveiled

Dec 4, 2013

The International Chamber of Commerce Ireland has today (04/12/13) announced the introduction of new ICC Rules of Mediation. 

Coming into force on 1 January 2014, the new ICC Rules will replace the ICC ADR Rules that have been used for amicable dispute resolution worldwide since 2001. The new Rules have been adapted to help parties resolve even the most complex cross-border disputes quickly and reliably. 

Speaking this morning, ICC Ireland Secretary General Ian Talbot said “These new mediation rules offer clarity, simplicity and flexibility with an increased focus on mediation as opposed to ADR more generally. They were developed by a taskforce of experts with the needs of today’s businesses worldwide in mind. The accompanying Guidance Note gives practical guidance, enabling users and their advisers to see how ICC mediation proceedings can be organized and conducted so as to maximise the chances of a successful resolution of the parties’ dispute.”

The ICC Rules of Mediation can be viewed here.


For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email .

Notes to Editor
About ICC Rules of Mediation
Available in eight languages, with further languages ready soon, the Rules are accompanied by a new publication for users, the ICC Mediation Guidance Note. They were revised by a taskforce of 90 specialists from 29 countries – made up of mediation users, mediators, counsel and other dispute resolution experts – and validated by ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR, whose members represent some 100 countries. Since 2001, the ICC International Centre for ADR has mediated cases worldwide involving more than 70 nationalities. Over 75% of the cases transferred to the mediator concluded with a settlement. 

About the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Ireland
Chambers Ireland is the official representative of the International Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. ICC is the largest, most representative business organisation in the world. Its hundreds of thousands of member companies in over 120 countries have interests spanning every sector of private enterprise.

A world network of national committees keeps the ICC International Secretariat in Paris informed about national and regional business priorities. More than 2,000 experts drawn from ICC’s member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues.

The United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the G20 and many other intergovernmental bodies, both international and regional, are kept in touch with the views of international business through ICC.

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