International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration

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ICCA Publications Committee

  • Albert Jan van den Berg, ex officio (General Editor, ICCA Publications)
  • Silvia Borelli, ex officio (Managing Editor, ICCA Publications)
  • Lise Bosman, ex officio (Acting General Editor, Handbook, Executive Editor)
  • Adriana Braghetta (ICCA Governing Board Representative)
  • David Williams (ICCA Governing Board Representative)
  • Daniel de Andrade Levy (Committee Member)
  • Maria Beatrice Deli (Committee Member)
  • Sarah Grimmer (Committee Member)


ICCA Publications
Advisory Board

  • Olga Boltenko
  • Constantin Calavros
  • Utku Cosar
  • Deyan Draguiev
  • Ike Ehiribe
  • Jalal El Ahdab
  • Joshua Fellenbaum
  • Rafael Gagliardi
  • Crenguta Leaua
  • Loukas Mistelis
  • Aníbal Sabater
  • S Ravi Shankar
  • José António Silva e Sousa
  • Herman Verbist
  • Romesh Weeramantry


The 50th anniversary conference of ICCA was the occasion for  presenting ICCA’s Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention. The Guide is a clear, concise yet inclusive handbook, written in plain language, on the essential aspects of the scope, interpretation and application of the Convention. Though principally aimed at judges determining applications under the Convention, the Guide, which benefits from the extensive practical and academic experience of its authors (prominent arbitrators and ICCA members) will also be of interest to students, teachers and practitioners as an introduction to the Convention.

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ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration

Since 1976, the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration has been a major source of information concerning international arbitration jurisprudence. Published under the guidance of the General Editor, Professor Dr. van den Berg, and with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Yearbook provides an annual update on key developments including: institutional and ad hoc arbitral awards, court decisions on arbitration from around the world, court decisions on major multilateral arbitration conventions, commentary on the court decisions on the New York Convention 1958, updates on developments in arbitration law and practice, an investment treaty awards and decisions digest and a bibliography of the latest texts.


ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration

Covering arbitral law and practice in over 70 countries, the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration is an essential tool for anyone practising in international arbitration across multiple jurisdictions. Published under the leadership of General Editor, Jan Paulsson, and with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Handbook contains authoritative country reports prepared by leading arbitrators, academics and practitioners on national arbitral practice, as well as the relevant national legislation (in English). 

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ICCA Congress Series

Since its first conference in 1961, the ICCA Conferences and Congresses have established themselves as a place for the discussion of emerging ideas, the fundamentals and the contentious topics in international arbitration. In 1982, ICCA Publications began presenting the conference papers from this biennial conference in the Congress Series.





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ICCA is pleased to announce the launch of a new Series -- the ICCA Reports -- which will publish occasional papers prepared by ICCA interest groups and project groups, in the hope that they will stimulate discussion and debate in our field.

The first in this Series -- the Young ICCA Guide on Arbitral Secretaries -- is now available for download for public comment. Comments may be addressed to


As cases have become more complex and amounts in dispute have increased, the open use and ready acceptance of arbitral secretaries has grown. For most arbitral tribunals, the secretary takes on many tasks beyond the purely administrative - a development that some view as controversial. Young ICCA formed the Task Force on the Use and Appointment of Arbitral Secretaries to consider the views of the international arbitration community on the issue of arbitral secretaries and to develop a transparent and robust approach to their use and appointment. This approach is codified in the Young ICCA Guide on Arbitral Secretaries.


The ICCA Drafting Sourcebook for Logistical Matters in Procedural Orders is a collection of boilerplate clauses that we invite you to consider, copy or adapt for use in your arbitral proceedings. Prepared by a Drafting Committee of ICCA members, the ICCA Sourcebook is our attempt to make the language of procedural orders available to a wider audience. The ICCA Sourcebook covers only logistical issues: matters that tend not to be addressed by arbitration rules and laws. It is not a best practices guide - instead we hope you will find it a helpful starting point for your own drafting.