NEW! ICDR 2021 International Rules Amendments

The amended ICDR International Dispute Resolution Procedures, effective on March 1, 2021, are the result of a year-long effort by an ICDR drafting committee of international arbitration experts from around the world. Additional input was received from other ICDR Committees, ICDR management and administrative teams, and many others. In addition to addressing some of the dramatic changes in hearing dynamics due to the pandemic, the amendments reflect the ICDR’s recognized rule-making leadership and innovation.

The arbitration rule amendments promote greater efficiency and economy by addressing the early disposition of issues, emphasizing the use of mediation, and expanding the applicability of the expedited procedures. Importantly, the rules also place an increased emphasis on arbitrators’ ethical obligations.

Additional significant arbitration rule amendments address:

  • The use of video, audio, and other electronic means of communication,
  • Transparency regarding ICDR decision-making on arbitrator challenges and other administrative determinations,
  • A duty to discuss cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection,
  • Potential disclosure of third-party funding,
  • Non-paying parties,
  • Joinder and consolidation,
  • Arbitral jurisdiction and arbitrability, and
  • Tribunal secretaries.

Significant amendments to the mediation rules address the procedure for the mediator’s appointment, guidance regarding the mediation process, and potential enforcement of settlements under the Singapore Convention on mediated settlements.

For a detailed explanation of the amendments to the ICDR’s International Dispute Resolution Procedures, click here.

To view the ICDR International Dispute Resolution Procedures, amended and effective March 1, 2021, click here.

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Featured Panelists


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Catharine Biggs Arrowood
Parker Poe
North Carolina
United States

Hugh J. Bell, Jr.
Henning Mediation &
Arbitration Services, Inc.
Georgia
United States

Raymond G. Bender
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Washington D.C.
United States

Marc Borello 
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator 
Roquefort les Pins 
France


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Thomas Brewer
Independent Arbitrator
Washington
United States

Gerry F. Doyle
Doyle & Bachman
Washington D.C.
United States

John J. Fitzpatrick
Independent Arbitrator
California
United States

Allen B. Green
Dentons
Washington D.C.
United States


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Hon. Faith S. Hochberg
Judge Hochberg ADR
New York
United States

Kathryn J. Humphrey
Dykema
Michigan
United States

Paul Klaas
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Minneapolis
United States

Steve Koh
Perkins Coie
Washington
United States


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Sharon L. Larkin
Larkin Ferrell
Washington D.C.
United States

Pamela Meredith
Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger
Washington D.C.
United States

Elliot Polebaum
Independent Arbitrator
Washington D.C.
United States

Kara M. Sacilotto
Wiley Rein
Washington D.C.
United States


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Lawrence Schaner
Schaner Dispute Resolution
Illinois
United States

Lester Schiefelbein
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
California
United States

Milton “Skip” Smith
Sherman & Howard
Colorado
United States

Stephen Smith
Independent Arbitrator
Colorado
United States


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Edna Sussman
Sussman ADR
New York
United States

Wolf von Kumberg
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
London
United Kingdom

Kellye L. Walker
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Virginia
United States

Richard Ziegler
Jenner & Block
New York
United States



For more information, please contact either vice president below or fill out the form above.                                                                                   
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Steve K. Andersen, Esq.

Vice President, ICDR
Los Angeles, CA
+1.213.271.9915  |  [email protected]

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Andrew Barton

Vice President, AAA
San Antonio, TX
+1.210.998.5750  |  [email protected]