THE ICC COMMISSION REPORT, CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ARBITRATIONS RECOMMENDED TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT (2019 UPDATE)
NICHOLAS A BROWN *
Partner, Pinsent Masons Mpillay
YONG NENG CHAN **
Associate, Pinsent Masons Mpillay
The International Chamber of Commerce (“the ICC”), celebrating its centenary this year, is, among other honours, a widely trusted institutional provider of international arbitration services with a very distinguished track record 1 whose Court of International Arbitration (“the ICC Court”) has administered more than 23,000 commercial arbitrations over the last nine decades, including 842 in 2018. 2 For more than two decades the ICC’s think tank and rule making body, the Commission on Arbitration and ADR, has, under the auspices of its Construction Arbitration Section, been giving special attention to best practice in the management of construction industry arbitrations as part of a long term aim of the Commission to
* LL.B (Hons) and LL.M (Hons) (QUT), DipICArb, FCIArb; partner, Pinsent Masons LLP, a joint law venture partner of Pinsent Masons LLP; partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay & Pinsent Masons (HK), both affiliates of Pinsent Masons LLP. Email: [email protected]
** LL.B (Hons), MSIArb; associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay; senior associate, MPillay, a joint law venture partner of Pinsent Masons LLP. Email: [email protected]
1 63 per cent of respondents in a recent survey indicated the ICC as their most preferred institution for administering international arbitrations, see Friedland, P and Mistelis, L, “International Arbitration Survey: Improvements and Innovations in International Arbitration”  London: Queen Mary University of London–School of International Arbitration/White & Case, page 17.
2 2018 ICC Dispute Resolution Statistics, ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin 2019 Issue 1.