Part II Commentary on the International Expedited Rules, 40 Article E-1—Scope of Expedited Procedures
Martin F Gusy, James M Hosking
Martin F. Gusy, James M. Hosking
- Time limitations (and jurisdiction) — Arbitration
This chapter discusses the provision for expedited procedures in the 2014 ICDR Rules. Prior to 2014, the AAA provided expedited procedures for some domestic cases and parties could agree to expedited rules, but there were no express provisions for expedited resolution of an international dispute. The introduction of the ICDR’s International Expedited Procedures (Expedited Procedures), and analogous provisions in other institutional rules, are a response to user demand for quicker and cheaper options in international arbitration. As such, the ICDR’s Expedited Procedures—like those at other institutions—have a number of features specifically aimed at controlling time and costs. These include shorter time periods for appointment of the arbitrator, filing of written submissions, holding a hearing, and rendering the award. With respect to costs, the ICDR has not introduced a separate fee schedule for arbitrations under the Expedited Procedures.