Locke Lord QuickStudy: ICDR Launches Rules Update‎

Locke Lord LLP
February 24, 2021
The revised rules of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR) of the American Arbitration ‎‎Association® (AAA®) go into effect on 1 March 2021.‎ These revisions are the ‎result of a comprehensive year-long review of the ICDR Dispute Resolution ‎Procedures (including the Mediation and Arbitration Rules) and the culmination of the combined ‎efforts of the ICDR management and administrative teams and an ICDR Committee, led by ‎Locke Lord’s International Partner, Ann Ryan Robertson C.Arb FCIArb. The revised rules are ‎designed to meet the ever-changing dispute resolution landscape, including the rise of third-party ‎funding, the duty to discuss cybersecurity, privacy and data protection in both mediation and ‎arbitration proceedings, the delegation of arbitrability, the enactment of the Singapore ‎Convention, and the omnipresent specter of COVID-19 with the concomitant use of video ‎communications. An article co-authored by Ann and detailing these significant changes can be ‎accessed here.‎