The ICC's International Court of Arbitration is the world's
pre-eminent institution specializing in the arbitration of disputes
arising under international contracts. Since its inception in 1923,
thousands of cases have been submitted to the Court for review and
decision. To foster a greater understanding of the Court and how it
worked, A Guide to the New ICC Rules of Arbitration was published
in 1998, the same year that the Court agreed the rules. Now
recognized as a classic, the 1998 Guide set out in detail the
requirements for those wishing to submit a dispute to ICC
arbitration or to one of the other conciliation services offered
under ICC auspices. Since that time, the ICC Court has received
more than 4,000 new requests for arbitration under the 1998 rules.
Because the rules are evolving and dynamic, this Second Edition of
the Guide, which provides vital updates, was widely anticipated by
the arbitration community.