ICC Arbitration Clauses

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recommends that parties wishing to make reference to ICC arbitration in their contracts use the following standard clause.

Parties are reminded that it may be desirable for them to stipulate in the arbitration clause itself the law governing the contract, the number of arbitrators and the place and language of the arbitration. The parties’ free choice of the law governing the contract and of the place and language of the arbitration is not limited by the ICC Rules of Arbitration.

Attention is called to the fact that the laws of certain countries require that parties to contracts expressly accept arbitration clauses, sometimes in a precise and particular manner.

English ICC Arbitration Clause

“All disputes arising out of or in connection with the present contract shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules.”

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French ICC Arbitration Clause

“Tous différends découlant du présent contrat ou en relation avec celui-ci seront tranchés définitivement suivant le Règlement d’Arbitrage de la Chambre de Commerce Internationale par un ou plusieurs arbitres nommés conformément à ce Règlement.”

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German ICC Arbitration Clause

“Alle aus oder in Zusammenhang mit dem gegenwärtigen Vertrag sich ergebenden Streitigkeiten werden nach der Schiedsgerichtsordnung der Internationalen Handels-kammer von einem oder mehreren gemäß dieser Ordnung ernannten Schiedsrichtern endgültig entschieden.”

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Spanish ICC Arbitration Clause

“Todas las desavenencias que deriven de este contrato o que guarden relación con éste serán resueltas definitivamente de acuerdo con el Reglamento de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio Internacional por uno ó más árbitros nombrados conforme a este Reglamento.”

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Russian ICC Arbitration Clause

“Любые споры, возникающие из настоящего контракта или в связи с ним, подлежат окончательному урегулированию в соответствии с Арбитражным Регламентом Международной Торговой Палаты, одним или несколькими арбитрами, назначенными в соответствии с этим Регламентом.”

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Italian ICC Arbitration Clause

“Tutte le controversie derivanti dal presente contratto o in relazione con lo stesso saranno risolte in via definitiva secondo il Regolamento d’arbitrato della Camera di Commercio Internazionale, da uno o più arbitri nominati in conformità di detto Regolamento.”

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Standard Clause for an ICC Pre-Arbitral Referee Procedure and ICC Arbitration

Parties wishing to have recourse to both the ICC pre-arbitral referee procedure and ICC arbitration should make specific reference to both procedures in their contracts. The following standard clause is recommended:

“Any party to this contract shall have the right to have recourse to and shall be bound by the pre-arbitral referee procedure of the International Chamber of Commerce in accordance with its Rules for a Pre-Arbitral Referee Procedure.

All disputes arising out of or in connection with the present contract shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules of Arbitration.”