Part I Commentary on the ICDR International Rules, 2 Article 2—Notice of Arbitration
Martin F Gusy, James M Hosking
Martin F. Gusy, James M. Hosking
- Arbitration — Counterclaims
This chapter examines the ICDR Notice of Arbitration. Article 2 of the 2014 ICDR Rules concerns the basic initial pleadings to be made in respect of the claim or counterclaim, and the general notice provision. Under the ICDR Rules, the initial pleading is called a ‘Notice of Arbitration’. In accordance with general practice in institutional international arbitration, Article 2(3)(e) requires the Notice of Arbitration to set forth ‘a description of the claim and of the facts supporting it’. The ICDR Notice of Arbitration needs to be prepared before the appointment of any of the arbitrators. Article 2 does not require the claimant to nominate its arbitrator within the Notice of Arbitration. The chapter then details the required information for the Notice of Arbitration and looks at the filing fees and the ICDR fee schedules.