- Category: Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption
Did you know that December 9 was chosen by the United Nations to be the International Anti-Corruption Day? Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune! The Belgian private sector also is aware of its responsibility in the matter.
That’s why ICC Belgium has chosen this day to announce the launch of its new Ethics and Compliance Training Handbook that provides hands-on expertise from distinguished practitioners in the field of corporate integrity and compliance.
- Category: Arbitration and ADR
Paris 4 December 2014
The new ICC Rules of Mediation were unveiled today at a global launch conference attended by some of the company representatives set to benefit from the new Rules, together with leading experts in mediation and dispute resolution.
Coming into force on 1 January 2014, the new ICC Rules will replace the ICC ADR Rules that have been used for amicable dispute resolution worldwide since 2001. The new Rules have been adapted to help parties resolve even the most complex cross-border disputes quickly and reliably. Changes include the setting of mediation as the default technique, as well as increased support from the ICC International Centre for ADR, the body administering the new Rules.
Andrea Carlevaris, Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services and Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, who gave a welcome address at the launch event, said: “The new ICC Mediation Rules strike a good balance between two essential elements of a modern and efficient dispute resolution tool: clarity of the procedural framework and flexibility. In-house counsel and other representatives of businesses played an important role in the drafting process and made sure that the result responds to the needs of users.”
- Category: Publications
Anti-corruption guidance by practitioners for practitioners
Edited by François Vincke and Julian Kassum
The ICC Ethics and Compliance Training Handbook sets out the challenges which large, medium-sized and small companies have to overcome as they build and put into action their corporate compliance programme.
This practical guide and training tool provides hands-on expertise from distinguished practitioners in the field of corporate integrity and compliance. It offers practical guidance on performing a risk assessment, installing a whistleblowing system, exercising due diligence when selecting agents or intermediaries, and conducting internal investigations. It also covers setting up a training programme, engaging your Board of Directors in compliance efforts, drafting a Code of Conduct, setting up the best compliance system for your company, resisting solicitation and extortion, introducing the ICC Anti-corruption Clause in your contracts, mitigating compliance risks arising from joint ventures, and managing the transition to a clean commercial policy.