ICCA Governing Board

The Governing Board of the ICCA NGO is composed of up to 40 dispute resolution specialists. Current office-holders are:

  • Donald Donovan (President)
  • Meg Kinnear (Vice President)
  • Olufunke Adekoya (Vice President)
  • Michael Pryles (Treasurer)

View profiles and committees here » 



Annual ICCA President's Report
for the ICCA Membership: 2015


Annual ICCA President's Report
for the ICCA Membership: 2014


ICCA Bureau

Executive Director:
Lise Bosman

Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517KJ The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 302 2833
Fax:+31 70 302 2837
Email: lbosman@pca-cpa.org

Deputy Executive Director:
Lisa Bingham
Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517KJ The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 302 2832
Fax:+31 70 302 2837
Email: lbingham@pca-cpa.org

Membership and Communications Manager: Alice Ramsay
Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517KJ The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 302 2834
Fax:+31 70 302 2837
Email: bureau@arbitration-icca.org

Administrative Officer and Young ICCA Coordinator: Lauren Voges
Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517KJ The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 302 2874
Fax:+31 70 302 2837
Email: lvoges@arbitration-icca.org


ICCA Publications

Silvia Borelli
Managing Editor
ICCA Publications
International Bureau, Permanent Court of Arbitration
Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 302 2832
Fax: +31 70 302 2837
E-mail: silvia.borelli@pca-cpa.org

Lise Bosman
Executive Editor
ICCA Publications
International Bureau, Permanent Court of Arbitration
Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517KJ The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 302 2833
Fax:+31 70 302 2837
Email: lbosman@pca-cpa.org

Alice Siegel
Assistant Managing Editor
ICCA Publications
International Bureau, Permanent Court of Arbitration
Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 302 2835
Fax: +31 70 302 2837
E-mail: asiegel@pca-cpa.org 

Melanie Rawlins
Copyeditor
ICCA Publications
International Bureau, Permanent Court of Arbitration
Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 302 2832
Fax: +31 70 302 2837
E-mail: mrawlins@pca-cpa.org




ICCA IS A WORLDWIDE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (NGO) DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND DEVELOPING ARBITRATION, CONCILIATION AND OTHER FORMS OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

About the International Council for Commercial Arbitration

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is a worldwide nongovernmental organization (NGO) devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of resolving international commercial disputes. Its activities include convening international arbitration congresses and conferences, sponsoring authoritative dispute resolution publications, and promoting the harmonization of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws, procedures and standards.

ICCA has official status as an NGO accredited by the United Nations. In that capacity, ICCA has participated actively in the preparation of the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules, and the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.

The ICCA NGO consists of Governing Board Members and Members. Governing Board Members are recognized specialists in the field of dispute resolution. At present, there are 40 Governing Board Members and 25 Advisory Members coming from 37 different countries.

ICCA Members are dispute resolution specialists, who may apply for membership of the ICCA NGO through this site. All ICCA Members are entitled to membership benefits including listing in hard copy and electronic Membership Directories, discounts to ICCA publications and Congresses and Conferences, and participation in ICCA project committees. These committees currently include: 

  • A joint ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration (established December 2016);
  • An ICCA Working Group on African Arbitral Practice (established May 2016);

  • A joint ICCA-University of Tsinghua Working Group on Chinese Arbitral Practice (established 2015);

  • A Joint Taskforce on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration with the new Centre on Regulation, Ethics and Rule of Law at Queen Mary, University of London (established 2013);

  • A series of colloquia for judges on the New York Convention known as the “New York Convention Roadshow”, organised and presented by ICCA’s Judicial Committee (launched 2012).

Past projects include:

  • A project to develop a Drafting Sourcebook, establishing sensible default rules for many of the common logistical aspects of arbitration proceedings (2014-2015);
  • A Joint Taskforce with the American Society of International Law to evaluate and report on the topic of issue conflict in international arbitration and make recommendations on best practices going forward (2013-2016);

ICCA’s young practitioner’s grouping, Young ICCA, aims to expose new practitioners from all corners of the globe to the international practice of arbitration through a mentoring programme, skills training workshops and university scholarships.

An ICCA Congress or Conference is held every second year for the presentation and discussion of papers on different aspects of international dispute resolution. These meetings attract a large number of participants from all parts of the world, and have made significant contributions to the development of dispute resolution theory and practice. The next ICCA Congress will be held in Sydney in 2018 and in Edinburgh in 2020.

ICCA’s principal publications, prepared with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, include the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, and the ICCA Congress Series, consisting of the papers presented at the biennial congresses. ICCA’s publications are also available on-line through Kluwer Arbitration Online, a fully searchable database in the field of international commercial arbitration.

ICCA is not an arbitral institution: it does not administer arbitrations or act as appointing authority.

ICCA' Constitution and Bylaws came into effect on 1 January 2014. Please click here to view.


Visit the ICCA Bureau

The Peace Palace

ICCA's publications are prepared with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and published by Kluwer Law International. The ICCA publications offices and the ICCA Bureau are housed on the grounds of the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Peace Palace is the seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Court of Justice.

The Academy Building

The ICCA publications and Bureau staff can be visited on the third floor of the Academy Building - a 2007 extension to the Peace Palace, which also houses the Peace Palace library and hosts the annual Hague Academy lectures.

In the Academy Building, ICCA's annual Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, quarterly updates to the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration and the biennial Congress Book (with reports on ICCA's Congresses) are prepared for publication. 

If you wish to visit the ICCA Publications and Bureau staff, please email bureau@arbitration-icca.org to make an appointment.