Rules, Forms & Fees

The ICDR is a thought leader and innovator at the forefront of the development and refinement of international arbitration rules and procedures. Having the right rules is foundational to the success of any international dispute resolution process. When used in conjunction with ICDR arbitrators and mediators and ICDR-administered case management, the ICDR International Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures provide cost-effective and tangible value to users across a wide variety of industries and cases.

The ICDR Rules were created with and maintain UNCITRAL Rule philosophies that empower parties and arbitrators to control their own process. The results have allowed for ICDR awards to be enforced in jurisdictions around the world.

Incorporating the ICDR International Arbitration Rules into their agreement gives parties the following advantages:  

  • Assignment to an ICDR professional who oversees the administration of the case from start to finish
  • Structure, requirements, and timelines for all claims and counterclaims
  • Automatic incorporation of expedited procedures for cases below USD $250,000
  • Presumption of decisions based upon written materials for cases below USD $100,000
  • Early administrative conference call with parties initiated by the ICDR to discuss arbitrator selection and other process efficiencies
  • Facilitation of the appointment of a mediator if desired by parties
  • Access to a special emergency arbitrator for urgent measures of protection
  • Ability to request joinder of other parties or consolidation of other cases
  • Structure to efficiently resolve disputes concerning place, locale, language, and number of arbitrators
  • Access to lists of arbitrators to facilitate arbitrator appointment
  • Commitment to availability by arbitrator during appointment process
  • Appointment of the arbitral tribunal and facilitation of all potential arbitrator disclosures
  • Arbitrator challenges handled between parties and institution with the direct involvement of challenged arbitrator only when necessary
  • Oversight, review, and management of all arbitrator compensation and costs
  • Assistance to tribunal and parties with scheduling conference calls and hearings
  • Rules controlling scope of document and electronic document requests
  • Rules giving the tribunal the authority to manage, limit, or avoid U.S. litigation-style discovery practices
  • Structure for proceedings in the absence of a party’s participation
  • Structure to review the form and effect of the final award
  • Final Award due to parties within 60 days of the closing of hearings