New York Arbitration Week

November 13-17, 2023

The Challenges of Multi-Party and Multi-Contract Issues in International Arbitration and the Anticipated ICC Rules Changes

Program Host: ICC International Court of Arbitration
When: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. ET


This event will feature an interactive round-table discussion of the challenges faced by parties and the ICC Court in cases involving multi-party and multi-contract disputes and ways in which the upcoming revisions to the ICC Rules of Arbitration (“ICC Rules”) regarding joinder, consolidation, and the constitution of the arbitral tribunal address these issues.

With more than 30% of ICC cases involving multiple parties and many times multiple contracts, the discussion will notably feature fact patterns from disputes from various industries illustrating the challenges encountered by parties and the ICC Court since the ICC, first among leading arbitral institutions, introduced provisions on joinder and consolidation in 2012. The panel will then examine how the upcoming amendments to these provisions may further facilitate multiparty arbitrations and allow parties to resolve all issues in dispute in the same arbitration rather than in related parallel proceedings, thereby helping parties save time and costs. A brief run-through of other key amendments will also take place.


Jennifer Kirby (moderator), Independent Arbitrator, Kirby Arbitration
Laura Abrahamson, Arbitrator, JAMS
Paul Di Pietro, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (SICANA, Inc.)
Ziva Filipic, Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Claudia Salomon, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration