Established in 1923, the ICC International Court of Arbitration is one of the oldest and most respected institutions administering international arbitrations. The ICC Court provides disputing parties with a flexible and neutral process to resolve their dispute. It offers privacy, confidentiality and extraordinary freedom for parties to choose the framework for how and where they want to resolve the dispute.
The ICC Rules of Arbitration are well understood and their application has been the subject of widely-published legal treatises and commentaries, making the ICC Arbitration procedure accessible, certain and predictable. Through the ICC Court and its Secretariat, comprised of experienced counsel in Paris, Hong Kong and New York, the ICC provides support for the constitution and functioning of all ICC arbitral tribunals. ICC arbitral awards receive scrutiny by the ICC Court, enhancing the quality and completeness of awards rendered by ICC arbitral tribunals.
ICC Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is Canada’s largest and most influential business association. It is the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce also operates as "ICC Canada," Canada’s National Committee of the ICC, the world's largest business organization working to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation to accelerate inclusive and sustainable growth.
ICC Canada Arbitration Committee
The ICC Canada Arbitration Committee is lead by Chair Stephen L. Drymer, Head of International Arbitration at Woods LLP in Montreal, and Vice-Chair, Tina Cicchetti, Partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Vancouver. The Committee includes some of the world’s leading practitioners in international arbitration. These Canadian lawyers and arbitrators are familiar with a variety of legal systems, reside in over 10 different international locations and speak more than a dozen languages.
The ICC Canada Arbitration Committee works with governments to ensure Canadian jurisdictions have modern arbitration legislation and international trade and investment agreements to benefit Canadian businesses and investors ad well as arbitration in Canada. The Committee also raises the profile of Canadian arbitrators both within Canada and abroad, conducts educational conferences on international arbitration and encourages parties to choose Canadian cities as seats for international arbitration.
One of the most important functions of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee is responding to requests by the ICC Secretariat for proposals of Canadians to serve as arbitrators on ICC cases.
Please see our list of Canadian arbitrators for further details as to their individual qualifications.
The Canadian Advantage in International Arbitration
Sound laws, supportive courts, experienced lawyers, leading arbitrators and a range of suitable venues