The FINANCIAL -- The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed 16 new members from 14 countries to serve terms commencing on 1 July 2016 running until 30 June 2018.
Elections took place on June 16 in Sao Paulo during a meeting of ICC’s supreme governing body, the World Council, in accordance with provisions set out in the ICC constitution and statutes of the Court.
Members of the ICC Court are appointed by the World Council on the proposal of ICC local offices known as national committees and groups, with alternate members appointed by the World Council upon proposal of the Court President.
The elections bring the total number of Court members to 145 and the number of countries they represent from 80 to 84, accoridng to ICC.
ICC Court President Alexis Mourre said: "The professional, legal and cultural diversity of Court members reflects the world-class standard and international reach of ICC Arbitration. Users of our services will benefit from our concerted efforts to continue promoting membership diversity in this way."
New members announced today are:
Olivier CaprAsse (Alternate member)
Professor, Hanotiau & van den Berg
Alejandro A. Escobar (Alternate member)
Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Helen (Hong) SHI (Alternate Member)
Partner, Fangda Partners
Lillian L. Y. Chu (Alternate member)
Equity Partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
Vít Horáček (Alternate Member)
Kim Rooney (Alternate Member)
Barrister, Gilt Chambers
Managing Partner, Bhasin & Co.
Kunal Vajani (Alternate Member)
Partner, Wadia Ghandy & Co.
President, Macedonian Chamber of Commerce
Victor P. Lazatin
Senior Partner, ACCRALAW
Flavius Antoniu Baias
Associate Professor, University of Bucharest
Dragos Alexandru Sitaru (Alternate Member)
Professor Attorney at Law
Helena Dandenell (Alternate Member)
H. Ercüment Erdem (Alternate Member)
Senior Partner at Erdem & Erdem Law Office
United Arab Emirates
Ghanem Jaber Al Hajeri
Advocate and Founding Partner, International Consultant Law Office (ICLO)
Diana C. Droulers