16 March 2021

ICC announces record caseloads in 2020

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration recorded a total of 946 new arbitration cases in 2020.

This is the highest number of cases registered since 2016, when a complex cluster of small disputes effectuated a marked increase in the statistics. In 2019, the ICC registered a total of 869 new arbitration cases.

Of these 946 total registered cases, a record 929 were requested under the ICC Rules of Arbitration. 17 cases were filed under the ICC Appointing Authority Rules whereby parties to an arbitration who have determined to proceed <em>ad hoc</em> or outside of ICC’s institutional framework can seek assistance from the ICC Court on specific case management services.

These impressive numbers – even in times of a global pandemic - reflect the continued growth and accessibility of the ICC dispute resolution offerings as well as the continued rise of arbitration as the preferred method for solving commercial cross-border disputes.