ICCA undertakes projects aimed at harmonizing arbitral practices and promoting understanding of dispute resolution processes worldwide. Through our Congresses, publications and projects, we also aim to contribute to critical debate in the field of dispute resolution. ICCA projects involve members of ICCA's Governing Board and general membership in key roles, and are conducted under the auspices of both standing and ad hoc committees constituted by ICCA's Governing Board.

How to get involved

Calls for expressions of interest by ICCA members in new projects are posted regularly on our website, and notified to ICCA members through regular Newsletters.

Expressions of interest can be directed to the ICCA Bureau at bureau@arbitration-icca.org.

ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages

In December 2016, ICCA and ASIL joined forces to establish the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages to address an issue of particular importance, but too often overlooked, in the field of international arbitration: quantification of damages. The Task Force will bring together a blue-ribbon panel of leading legal and economics experts from jurisdictions across the globe to think creatively about how to promote consistency and rigor in the field’s approach to damages. 

ICCA Working Group on African Arbitral Practice

The ICCA Working Group on African Arbitral Practice was established at the ICCA Mauritius Congress in May 2016, with the goal of promoting the use and development of international arbitration in Africa.

The ICCA-Tsinghua University Working Group

The ICCA-Tsinghua University Working Group on Chinese Arbitration Practice was set up in 2015 to build on the productive meetings held between ICCA, Tsinghua University, the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) and Supreme Court regarding current issues in Chinese arbitration practice.

Third-Party Funding

The Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration is a joint project with the Centre on Regulation, Ethics and Rule of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Users Committee

The Users Committee Group engages in a structural dialogue with the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group, aiming to highlight matters of concern to the users of arbitration.

NYC Roadshow

The New York Convention Roadshow aims to contribute to harmonization in the application of the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards ("New York Convention"). Regular colloquia are held with national court judges, making use of ICCA's Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention.

Issue Conflicts

A joint ICCA-ASIL Task Force (conducted together with the Howard Holtzmann Center of the American Society of International Law) has been constituted to evaluate and report on the topic of issue conflicts in investor-State arbitration and make recommendations on best practices going forward.

ICCA Drafting Sourcebook for Logistical Matters in Procedural Orders

An ICCA Drafting Committee has published the ICCA Drafting Sourcebook for Logistical Matters in Procedural Orders (formerly known as the ICCA Protocols for Fair and Efficient Arbitration). The Drafting Sourcebook is a collection of boilerplate clauses that readers are invited to consider, copy or adapt for use in arbitral proceedings. Visit the project page to download a free PDF of the Sourcebook.