WHO WE ARE IAC is the world business independent body of the Oslo International University for Studies and Research established by resolution 004327 in the Kingdom of Norway. enabling business to secure peace, prosperity and opportunity for all. Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, we promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. Our members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce. We represent business interests at the highest levels of intergovernmental decision-making, whether at the World Trade Organization, the United Nations or the G20 ensuring the voice of business is heard. It is this capacity to bridge the public and private sectors that sets us apart as a unique organization, responding to the needs of any player involved in international commerce. We also have a long history of formulating the voluntary rules by which business is conducted every day from internationally recognised Incoterms rules to the UCP 600 Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credit that are widely used in international finance. In addition, we specialise in world-class business and legal training and are an industry-leading publisher of practical tools for international business, banking and arbitration. So, from the small e-commerce start-up in Istanbul to the multinational software company in Delhi, businesses worldwide can benefit from IAC’s rules and mechanisms for the conduct of trade. To ensure we offer the best service possible, it is vital that our dispute resolution services and rules adapt to the latest legislative and technological developments and meet the evolving needs of practitioners everywhere. The Commission on Arbitration and ADR is IAC’s unique think tank and rule making body in the field of international dispute resolution, helping to achieve these aims. ARBITRATION Our rigorous approach, efficient processes and practical rules that cover every contractual issue have made us the leading arbitral institution. With teams across the globe, we stand ready to help you at any stage of your dispute. The experts behind our evolving services The commission is made up of approximately 1,000 members from more than 92 countries comprising lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, mediators, law professors and experts in various dispute resolution fields. Members are appointed to the commission by an IAC regional office (known as national committees) in their respective countries. Members meet twice yearly to discuss and approve proposed rules, reports and guidelines. Task Force members are also appointed by national committees and are usually chaired by two members who guide the form and substance of the work. Task Force missions include the study of an aspect of arbitration or sector where it is used, resulting in recommendations, guidance and/or a standard arbitration clause for such disputes. A commission steering committee, comprising the Chair and the Vice-Chair along with other representatives of IAC Dispute Resolution Services, also meets twice a year to discuss and agree upon the overall action plan for the commission, including the proposal of task forces