Standing Committees

Audit Committee

  • Andrew Clarke Chair
  • Michelle MacPhee
  • Hi-Taek Shin

Congress Committee

  • Loretta Malintoppi Chair
  • Fernando Mantilla-Serrano
  • Michael Moser

Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee

  • Vera van Houtte Chair
  • Olufunke Adekoya
  • Makhdoom Ali Khan
  • Lise Bosman
  • Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
  • Carolyn Lamm
  • Eduardo Zuleta

Finance Committee

  • Klaus Sachs Chair
  • John Beechey
  • Judith Gill
  • Carolyn Lamm

Governance Committee

  • Stanimir Alexandrov Chair
  • Domitille Baizeau
  • Cavinder Bull
  • Anke Sessler

Initiatives Committee

  • Jean Kalicki Co-chair
  • Guido Tawil Co-chair
  • Doak Bishop
  • Toby Landau
  • Zia Mody

Judiciary Committee

  • Albert Jan van den Berg Chair
  • Mohamed Abdel Raouf
    Middle East Judicial Liaison
  • Dominique Hascher 
    EU Judicial Liaison
  • Silvia Borelli
  • Lise Bosman
  • Ellen Gracie-Northfleet
  • Michael Hwang
  • Andrés Jana
  • Carolyn Lamm
  • Sundaresh Menon
  • Marike Paulsson

Nominations & Membership Committee

  • Meg Kinnear Chair
  • Olufunke Adekoya
  • Stanimir Alexandrov
  • Lise Bosman (ex officio)
  • Judith Gill
  • Makhdoom Ali Khan
  • Sylvia Noury
  • Guido Tawil

Publications Committee

  • Stephan Schill Chair
  • Silvia Borelli (ex officio)
  • Lise Bosman (ex officio)
  • Audley Sheppard

Special Publications Committee

  • Meg Kinnear Chair
  • Albert Jan van den Berg
  • Lise Bosman
  • Carolyn Lamm
  • Carole Malinvaud

Users Committee

  • Doak Bishop Chair
  • Lisa Bingham
  • Adriana Braghetta
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Michelle MacPhee
  • Anke Sessler

Young ICCA Committee

  • Yoshimi Ohara
  • Juan Fernández-Armesto
  • Pierre Tercier
  • Young ICCA Co-Chairs


Past ICCA Presidents

Donald Donovan (2016 - 2018)
Albert Jan van den Berg (2014 - 2016)
Jan Paulsson (2010 - 2014)
Gerold Herrmann (2002 - 2010)
Fali Nariman (1994 - 2002)
Giorgio Bernini (1986 -1994)
Pieter Sanders (1978 - 1986)
Jean Robert (1961/1966 - 1978)


ICCA Governing Board


President

Ms. Lucy Reed (New York, United States)

Ms. Lucy Reed, President of ICCA, currently is an independent arbitrator with Arbitration Chambers in New York. From 2016-2019, Lucy was the Director of the Centre for International Law and Professor of Practice at the National University of Singapore and, before her retirement in 2016, led the global international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Now a Vice President of the SIAC Court, Lucy has served as a Vice President of the ICC Court, Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and President of the American Society of International Law. 


Vice Presidents

Dr. Juan Fernández-Armesto (Madrid, Spain)

Dr. Juan Fernandez-Armesto is a professional arbitrator and specializes in commercial, investment and construction arbitration. He has extensive experience in both Spanish domestic arbitrations as well as international arbitrations administered by bodies such as the ICC, LCIA, VIAC, DIAC and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules.  He has been President of the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) (1996-2000), partner of Uría Menéndez (1983-1996) and Chaired Professor of Commercial Law (1988-2009).


Ms. Judith Gill QC (Singapore)

Ms. Judith Gill is recognised as one of the leading practitioners in international arbitration. She was a partner in the global law firm Allen & Overy for more than 25 years and was Head of the International Arbitration Group for 11 years. She moved to Singapore in September 2015 and joined Twenty Essex Chambers in Singapore in May 2018. She now practises exclusively as an arbitrator and has extensive experience in matters involving construction, energy contracts, manufacturing, distributorship agreements and other commercial agreements. She is the immediate past President of the LCIA Court. She was the second female solicitor-advocate to be appointed QC in England.


Treasurer

Mr. Eduardo Siqueiros (Mexico City, Mexico)

Mr. Eduardo Siqueiros is a Partner at Hogan Lovells and a part-time Professor and lecturer in Mexican law schools. He has authored articles on the subject of arbitration, corporate law, trade and investment. He has been included in Band 1 in Chambers and Partners Global and Latin America (2010-2015), and Legal 500 Latin America (2013-2015).He is also a member of the Mexican Arbitration Institute (IMA), the Mexican Arbitration Committee (ICC) and is on the Panel of Arbitrators, ICSID.


Members

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf (Cairo, Egypt)

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf is partner, at Abdel Raouf Law Firm, Cairo-Egypt and an Associate Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is a member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), a CEDR Accredited Mediator, an Arbitrator listed in the Panel of Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), an Approved Faculty List Tutor and Assessor at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arab Arbitration as well as of the Advisory Board of the International Arbitration Review and one of the founders of the Egyptian Arbitration Forum (EAF).


Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab (Cairo, Egypt)

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab is Chair of Private International law and Professor of International Arbitration at Cairo University. He is Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Vice-Chair, IBA Arab Regional Forum; Member of the Advisory Board, MIAC; Member of the Board of Trustees of the CIArb; Vice Chair, Academic Forum for Investor-State Dispute Settlement; Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee; Court member of the CIMAC; Dean of the African Arbitration Academy; Member of ICODR’s Governing Board.


Mrs. Olufunke Adekoya (Lagos, Nigeria)

Mrs. Olufunke Adekoya is the Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation at ǼLEX and a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a panel member of the Kigali International Arbitration Centre, the ICSID arbitrators list and CIETAC. She is a Board Member of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the Scottish Arbitration Centre and also sits on the Advisory Board of Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA). She is a member of the African Users Council of London Court of International Arbitration, ArbitralWomen, the Nigerian National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce and the International Bar Association.


Mr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov (Washington DC, United States)

Mr. Stanimir Alexandrov serves as an arbitrator in numerous cases administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. He has been appointed to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and is also a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC), the Chinese International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), and the Arbitration Center at the Institute of Modern Arbitration (Moscow). 


Ms. Catherine Amirfar (New York, United States)

Ms. Catherine Amirfar is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s Public International Law Group. Her practice focuses on public international law, international commercial and treaty arbitration, and international and complex commercial litigation. She spent two years as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State and received the Superior Honor Award for her service. She has been nominated as President-Elect of the American Society of International Law and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, and the Advisory Committee on International Law for the U.S. Department of State.


Mrs. Domitille Baizeau (Geneva, Switzerland)

Domitille Baizeau is a partner at LALIVE, based in Geneva. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in proceedings governed by civil law and common law and international law. Her areas of specialization include joint venture, M&A, shareholders, sales, distribution and investment disputes in the energy (oil & gas, solar), mining, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as infrastructure projects. Domitille is a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC and and immediate past (until 2019) Vice-President of the Arbitration Court of SCAI, member of the Board of ASA, the Swiss Arbitration Association, and officer of the European Users’ Council of the LCIA. She sits on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Terralex, one of the world’s largest networks of independent law firms, and on the Management Committee of LALIVE.


Mr. John Beechey CBE (New York, United States)

Mr. John Beechey CBE, a past President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, has served as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, or sole arbitrator on international arbitral tribunals in both “ad hoc” (including UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitrations under the Rules of all major arbitral institutions including, inter alia, the EDF, ICC, ICDR/AAA, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, SIAC and Stockholm Chamber. He is the current Chairman of the Board of the BVI International Arbitration Centre. In June 2016, he was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to international arbitration.


Mr. Doak Bishop (Houston, United States)

Mr.Doak Bishop is a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston office and co-chairs the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. He has served as both an arbitrator and counsel under the auspices of ICSID, the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICDR, AAA, IACAC, and CPR, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He has served as Chairman of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration, Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Law (3rd) of International Commercial Arbitration, a member of the Board of Directors of AAA, as a member of the Courts of the LCIA and of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, as a member of the Executive Committee of ASIL, and others. 


Ms. Adriana Braghetta (São Paulo, Brazil)

Ms. Adriana Braghetta is the Co-Head of the arbitration group at LOBaptista-SVMFA. She formerly served as President of CBAr - "Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem" (2009-2013), having previously served as Vice-president (2005-2009) and co-founding member. She is a member of ILA International Arbitration Committee, ICC Arbitration Commission, ICC Latin-American Arbitration Commission, and ICDR/AAA Board for Latin America. She is also a member of different commissions in other institutions such as CCBC, CIESP, AMCHAM-SP. She is a Professor at FGV/SP and CEU-IICS, a member of the editorial council of CBAr journal.


Mr. Cavinder Bull SC (Singapore)

Mr. Cavinder Bull SC is Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier LLC. He is also Vice-President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration and Vice-President of the Asian Pacific Regional Arbitration Group. He is called to the bars of Singapore, New York and England & Wales. He handles both investor-state cases and commercial cases as arbitrator or counsel. He has published work in the areas of international arbitration and contract law. Beyond arbitration, he holds a number of appointments including being a member of the Securities Industries Council of Singapore and the Advisory Council to the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore.


Mr. Andrew Clarke (London, United Kingdom)

Mr. Andrew Clarke is Executive Counsel of ExxonMobil International Limited, Chair of the Corporate Counsels International Arbitration Group, Member, Past Director and Past Court Member of the London Court of International Arbitration, Member of the Advisory Council to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Energy Law Institute at Queen Mary University of London, Member of the Advisory Board for the Turkish Commercial Law Review and Bencher of Middle Temple (London).


Ms. Vera van Houtte (Brussels, Belgium)

Ms. Vera Van Houtte is an independent arbitrator based in Belgium, specialised in construction and engineering, industrial projects, public procurement, and energy law. She is active in international arbitration and has handled cases under a variety of arbitration rules (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, DIAC, UNCITRAL, Arbitration Institute of the Finnish and of the Hungarian Chambers of Commerce, CEPINA/CEPANI…) and ad hoc. She is a former Vice-President of the ICC Court of Arbitration, listed ICSID Panel arbitrator, member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and of Cepina, member of the Court of the Jerusalem Arbitration Centre, former member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai International Arbitration Centre and former Vice-President of the LCIA. 


Mr. Andrés Jana (Santiago, Chile)

Mr. Andrés Jana is litigation and arbitration partner at the Chilean law firm of Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana and a Professor at Universidad de Chile. He has wide experience in international disputes, as a lawyer, arbitrator and expert. These disputes involved international arbitration as well as international public law issues and have been carried out, among others, before the ICJ, ICSID, ICC, LCIA, AAA, SCC. He is the Chilean delegate before UNCITRAL, and has been elected to Chair the WGII work on Expedited Proceedings in International Arbitration. He is on the Chilean List of Arbitrators for ICSID, is a former member of the LCIA, fomer Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee, and former Chair of the ITA Americas Initiative.


Ms. Jean Kalicki (Washington DC, United States)

Ms. Jean Kalicki is an independent arbitrator in New York and Washington DC, specializing in investor-State, international and commercial disputes. She is a Vice President of the LCIA; a member of the ICC Commission and the Board of SICANA, Inc. (ICC North America). She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators and serves on the Editorial Boards of the ICSID Review and Global Arbitration Review. She was named Global Arbitration Review’s “Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator” for 2017, and one of Law360’s "Five Most Influential Female International Arbitrators” for 2016.


Mr. Makhdoom Ali Khan (Karachi, Pakistan)

Mr. Makhdoom Ali Khan is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a former Attorney General for Pakistan. He has appeared in many important commercial cases before the High Courts and the Supreme Court. He also sits as an arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional domestic, international commercial and investment arbitrations. He was a member of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration and is a member of the Board of AAA. He is a former Member of the Board of DIAC. He is on the panel of arbitrators of SIAC and KLRCA and has been designated as an arbitrator on the ICSID panel. 


Mr. Vladimir Khvalei (Moscow, Russia)

Mr. Vladimir Khvalei is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie and heads the firm’s CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He has wide experience participating in international arbitration cases in accordance with the arbitration rules of the ICAC, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, LCIA and other arbitration institutions, both as party counsel and arbitrator. He also has vast experience participating in litigation in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine.


Ms. Meg Kinnear (Washington DC, United States)

Ms. Meg Kinnear is currently the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank.  She was formerly the Senior General Counsel and Director General of the Trade Law Bureau of Canada, where she was responsible for the conduct of all international investment and trade litigation involving Canada. Prior to this, she was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Canada and Counsel at the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Department of Justice.


Ms. Carolyn B. Lamm (Washington DC, United States)

Ms. Carolyn Lamm is a Partner at White & Case LLP and Distinguished Faculty Chair of the LLM Program in International Arbitration and Visiting Professor at University of Miami. She is also the Chair of International Arbitration Americas and of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce. She is a Member of the Board of American-Turkish Council and American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce. She is a Member of ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, a member of the ICDR International List, the American Law Institute’s Council and its Advisory Committee on Restatement on International Arbitration and the U.S. member of the NAFTA 2022 Committee. 


Mr. Toby Landau QC (London, United Kingdom)

Mr. Toby Landau QC is a barrister, advocate and arbitrator practising at Essex Court Chambers (London) and Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice). He specialises in international arbitration, and has argued hundreds of major international commercial, investor-State and inter-state arbitrations, as well as ground-breaking cases in the courts of numerous jurisdictions. As Arbitrator, he has extensive experience under most of the world’s leading ad hoc and institutional rules and is a member of various panels including ICSID. He is on the Panel of Advisers to the Attorney-General of Singapore; Visiting Professor at Kings College London; Court Member of SIAC; and a draftsman of arbitration legislation in a number of jurisdictions.


Ms. Michelle MacPhee (London, United Kingdom)

Ms. Michelle MacPhee has over 25 years of experience in international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. She is currently the Managing Counsel of BP Legal’s London based Dispute Resolution Team and also heads BP Legal’s International Arbitration Centre of Expertise. Prior to joining BP in 2010, she was of Counsel in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London International Arbitration Group. Her current responsibilities at BP include identifying, evaluating and managing legal, financial, business operation and reputational risks relating to all manner of major commercial disputes and potential disputes arising from BP’s global businesses and Group level activities. 


Ms. Loretta Malintoppi (Singapore)

Ms. Loretta Malintoppi is dually-qualified (Paris and Rome Bars) and has been registered to practice as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore since 2012. She practiced in the Paris office of Eversheds from 1991 until 2012 and thereafter in the Singapore office until 2016. Loretta joined 39 Essex Chambers in January 2017. She acts as counsel, advocate and arbitrator in international commercial and investment arbitration and has represented private companies, States and State entities in proceedings under a variety of arbitration rules, including ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL SIAC, LCIA and DIAC. 


Ms. Carole Malinvaud (Paris, France)

Ms. Carole Malinvaud is a partner at Gide in Paris, where she co-heads the international arbitration section of the firm and chairs Gide Pro Bono Foundation. She is a member of the Paris and New York Bars and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in over seventy international arbitration proceedings either ad hoc or institutional, as well as before domestic French courts in relation to international litigations and arbitrations. She is the current Chair of the ICC France, a member of the LCIA Court, a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), and Chair of the Ordinary Chamber of the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS).


Mr. Fernando Mantilla-Serrano (Paris, France)

Mr. Fernando Mantilla-Serrano is a partner and co-chair of the International Arbitration Practice at Latham & Watkins. He has served as both lead counsel and arbitrator under the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, ICDR, IACAC, UNCITRAL and EDF arbitration rules. Mr Mantilla-Serrano is fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), member of the International Law Association (ILA) and member of the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Center – SIAC. Mr Mantilla-Serrano is admitted to the bars of Colombia, New York (USA), Paris (France) and Madrid (Spain). 


Ms. Zia Mody (Mumbai, India)

Ms. Zia Mody is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners. She is Deputy Chairman and a Non-Executive Director, HSBC Asia Pacific Board, a former Member of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and former Vice-President and member of the LCIA. She is also a member of the Committee on Corporate Governance formed by SEBI, the Godrej Committee on Corporate Governance and of the Reserve Bank of India Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households.


Dr. Michael Moser (Hong Kong)

Dr. Michael Moser practices as an international arbitrator with 20 Essex Street Chambers and is a Chartered arbitrator and Fellow of the chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a current board member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) and a Commission Member of CIETAC. He is an Honorary Past Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and a past member of the LCIA Court and of the Stockholm SCC Arbitration Institute Board. He is the author of many books and articles, co-editor of The Asia Arbitration Handbook (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011) and former General Editor of the Journal of International Arbitration.


Justice Ellen Gracie Northfleet (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Justice Ellen Gracie Northfleet is an attorney in private practice, an arbitrator in Rio de Janeiro and Former Chief-Justice, Brazilian Federal Supreme Court. She currently serves on the Legal Board of the Federation of Industries of São Paulo - FIESP and acts as Vice-President of the Arbitration Chamber of that institution. She serves on the Board of several Brazilian companies, on the Board of the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration (CBAr), on the Board of Directors of the World Justice Project and on the World Bank´s Sanctions Board. She is also member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport and of the Inter-American Dialogue.


Ms. Sylvia Noury (London, United Kingdom)

Ms. Sylvia Noury is a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where she heads the International Arbitration Group in London.  Her practice focuses on high-stakes international commercial and treaty arbitration in high-risk jurisdictions. She is a Member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC); the Advisory Council of Africa Arbitration and a former a Member of the Arbitration Committee and Nominations Sub-Committee of the ICC UK.  She is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. 


Ms. Yoshimi Ohara (Tokyo, Japan)

Ms. Yoshimi Ohara is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Tokyo, Japan. She is a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC), Board Member of the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA), Board Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and a former Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). She is admitted to the Japanese and New York Bars and has an LLM from Harvard Law School. She has represented clients in arbitration under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, SIAC and JCAA, and has also served as sole arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in proceedings under the ICC, SIAC, JCAA, KCAB and UNCITRAL rules.


Mr. Constantine Partasides QC (London, United Kingdom)

Mr. Constantine Partasides QC has appeared as counsel on some of the largest commercial arbitrations of the last decade, many of which relate to the energy sector. He has been named as one of the “top 20” individuals in the world of arbitration each year since 2011 in “Who’s Who” of Commercial Arbitration. He is a co-author of the fourth, fifth and sixth editions of the leading textbook on international arbitration, Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration. He is a solicitor-advocate (Higher Courts Civil), and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014.


Prof. Dr. Klaus Sachs (Munich, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Sachs is a senior partner at CMS Hasche Sigle and an honorary professor on international arbitration law at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich. He has more than 25 years of experience as chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and counsel in more than 200 national and international arbitrations concerning commercial and investment disputes. He is a member of the board of the German Institute of Arbitration (DIS). He is a former Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a former Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration. He is also on the Panel of Arbitrators maintained by ICSID and is a co-editor of the German Arbitration Journal. 


Dr. Anke Sessler (Frankfurt, Germany)

Dr. Sessler is a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and a member of various arbitral institutions, including the DIS Advisory Board, the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the ICC National Committee Germany and the AAA board. She served on the ICSID Panel of Conciliators for Germany until 2013 and on the ASA board until 2019. In 2018, she became a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and contributed as a working group member to the revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules.


Mr. Audley Sheppard QC (London, United Kingdom)

Mr. Audley Sheppard QC is a Partner of Clifford Chance LLP. He is an advocate and an arbitrator in infrastructure and investment disputes. He is also Chairman of the LCIA Board and a Visiting Professor, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, London. He has been a Member of the ICC Court, Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee, and Rapporteur of the ILA Arbitration Committee.


Prof. Hi-Taek Shin (Seoul, South Korea)

Prof. Hi-Taek Shin is currently serving as the Chairman of KCAB INTERNATIONAL, the international arm of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. He has been teaching the resolution of commercial and investment disputes arising from cross border transactions at Seoul National University since 2007. Prior to moving to academia, he was a partner of Kim & Chang, the leading Korean law firm. He regularly sits as an arbitrator both in international investment treaty arbitrations and international commercial arbitrations.


Mr. Jianlong Yu (Beijing, China)

Mr. Jianlong Yu is the Secretary General of the China Chamber of International Commerce. He is also Vice-Chairman of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC); Vice-Chairman of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) and Vice Chairman of the World Chambers Federation. He is a Former President of the Asia Pacific Arbitration Group (APRAG) and Former Vice-Chairman, the China Academy of Arbitration Law (CAAL).


Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (The Hague, The Netherlands)

Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf serves as the Vice-President of the International Court of Justice. He is a Member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators, a Member of the Institute of International Law (Institut de droit international), as well as a Founder and General Editor of the African Yearbook of International Law / Annuaire africain de droit international, and a Founding Member and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the African Foundation for International Law. He has previously served as Chief Legal Counsel to various international organizations including UNESCO and UNIDO.


Mr. Eduardo J. Zuleta (Bogota, Colombia)

Mr. Eduardo Zuleta is at Zuleta Abogados Asociados S.A.S., a new organization that specializes in international law, local and international dispute resolution, oil & gas, infrastructure, energy and human rights. He is Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration, Chair of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) and Vice-Chair for the Institute Transnational Arbitration (ITA). He is listed as arbitrator in the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and in several other centers worldwide. He is also a member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law. 


Executive Director

Ms. Lise Bosman (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Ms. Lise Bosman is Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Executive Director and Executive Editor at ICCA. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town, a Fellow at the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) and serves on the Editorial Board of Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage and is a Series Editor of the PCA Award Series. She is the general editor and contributing author to “Arbitration in Africa: a Practitioners' Guide” (Kluwer Law International, July 2013).


Honorary Presidents

Prof. Dr. Albert Jan van den Berg (Brussels, Belgium)

Prof. Dr. Albert Jan van den Berg is founding partner of Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels and Professor Emeritus at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Visiting Professor at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is also the Acting General Editor for the ICCA  Yearbook. Furthermore, he is a member of CIArb (London), DIAC (Dubai), ICC (Paris), LCIA Company (London), Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, Geneva,  Advisory Board of the Geneva University Master in International Dispute Settlement and academic council for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration in Texas. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of Global Counsel (London), Global Arbitration Review (London), Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage (Rotterdam). 


The Hon. Giorgio Bernini (Bologna, Italy)

The Hon. Giorgio Bernini is a Senior Partner at Studio Bernini e Associati and a Professor at the University of Bologna, Chair of Arbitration and International Commercial Law. He is the President, for the Association for the Teaching and Study of Arbitration and International Trade Law (AISA) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Arbitration Association. He has been awarded the Honours of Cavalier of Great Cross by the President of the Italian Republic for high services rendered to the State and awarded the Dean’s Medal by the New York Law School for outstanding contribution to legal scholarship, practice and to the cause of international and comparative law.


Mr. Donald Francis Donovan (New York, United States)

Mr. Donovan is Co-Head of the International Disputes Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and teaches International Arbitration and International Investment Law and Arbitration at the New York University School of Law. He is also a visiting professor at the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London. He serves as a member of the US Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law, a member of the Advisory Committees of the American Law Institute for the Restatement of US Foreign Relations Law and for the Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial Arbitration (ITA), and he has also served as an Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.


Dr. Gerold Herrmann (Vienna, Austria)

Dr. Gerold Herrmann was President of ICCA from 2002 until 2010. Until his retirement in 2001 he worked for 26 years for UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), the last ten years thereof as its Director. His major achievement was the elaboration and promulgation of the UNCITRAL Model Law and the concomitant assistance in establishing or internationalising arbitration centres all over the world. Dr. Herrmann is Honorary Professor of Vienna University, Honorary Vice President of the LCIA Court and former President of the LCIA Court. In 2001 INSOL International presented to him the Scroll of Honour and the International Insolvency Institute honoured him in 2006 with the  Outstanding Contributions Award.


Prof. Dr. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (Geneva, Switzerland)

Prof. Dr. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler is a Founding Partner of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler and has extensive experience as an international arbitrator. She is also Professor Emerita at Geneva University, and Visiting Professor at Georgetown, NUS and Tsinghua. She is Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) as well as Founder and former Director, Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS).


Mr. Fali Nariman (New Delhi, India)

Mr. Fali Nariman is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India and President Emeritus of the Bar Association of India. He is an Honorary Member of the International Commission of Jurists; a past President of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA); a Member of the Court of the LCIA; a past Vice Chairman International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); and a past Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the IBA. 


Prof. Jan Paulsson (Manama, Bahrain)

Prof. Jan Paulsson holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University Of Miami School Of Law; he is also Centennial Professor of Law, London School of Economics; Judge and Past President, World Bank Administrative Tribunal; President, Administrative Tribunal, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Past President, London Court of International Arbitration; and General Editor, ICCA Handbook. He is a Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge, and holds degrees from Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Paris.


Honorary Vice Presidents

Mr. Michael Hwang SC (Singapore)

Mr. Michael Hwang currently practises as a Barrister, primarily servicing lawyers as Independent Counsel and Arbitrator. He is a board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to Switzerland (former) and Argentina (current).He was a visiting (and later Adjunct) Professor at National University of Singapore.He is also a Former Member and Vice Chair, ICC International Court of Arbitration, for member of the LCIA Court and Former Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Center Courts.


DDr. Werner Melis (Vienna, Austria)

DDr. Werner Melis is the President of the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna (VIAC). He lectures international commercial arbitration at the Vienna University. He has been a member of the Austrian delegation in the negotiations of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules and the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. He is a member of the panels of arbitrators of ICSID and the Arbitration Centres in Beijing, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Kiev, Ljubljana, Moscow, Prague, Singapore, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, and Zagreb. He has been a Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). 


Mrs. Tinyuade Oyekunle (Lagos, Nigeria)

Mrs. Tinyuade Oyekunle is the Managing Partner & founder of Tinuade Oyekunle & Co. She is a seasoned Chartered arbitrator, handling complex international commercial disputes under the auspices of arbitral institutions such as ICC, LCIA, and ICSID. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), a member of the institute’s Board of Management & Chairman of the Education and Membership committee. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Cairo Arbitration Center and a member of the Governing Council of the Lagos International Centre for Commercial Arbitration.  


Honorary Secretaries General

Mr. Ulf L. Franke (Stockholm, Sweden)

Mr. Ulf Franke served as Secretary General of ICCA 1994 – 2004 when he was appointed Honorary Secretary General. He is Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), a position he has held since 1980. In addition to his position in the SCC, he is President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) since 2001. Earlier in his career he served as a judge in Sweden. Apart from having administered numerous domestic and international arbitrations, he has also served as an arbitrator in many countries.


Mr. A.R. Parra (Washington DC, United States)

Mr. A.R. Parra was Secretary General of ICCA from 2004 to 2010. He is currently a Consultant with the World Bank. He was previously with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes for over 15 years, serving successively as Senior Counsel, Legal Adviser and Deputy Secretary-General. He is an Editorial Board member of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, a member of the Review Committee for UNCTAD’s Series on International Investment Policies for Development, and a Consultative Member of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.


Advisory Board Members

Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil Abraham (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil Abraham is Senior Partner at Cecil Abraham & Partners in Kuala Lumpur. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the Advisory Council of Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Advisory Panel of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. He is on the panel of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA). He is a founding member of the International Maritime Conciliation & Mediation Panel (IMCM) and was the past vice president of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG). Conferred the title “Dato’” for services to the legal profession.


Prof. Piero Bernardini (Rome, Italy)

Prof. Piero Bernardini is a Member of the Election Committee and reports for Italy on ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration. Areas of practice: arbitration, international business transactions, investments, mergers and acquisitions, petroleum agreements, State contracts. He is a former Vice-President of ICC International Court of Arbitration and currently President of the Associazione Italiana dell’Arbitrato (Italian Arbitration Association), member of Consiglio Arbitrale of Arbitration Chambers of Milan and Rome; listed in ICSID panel of conciliators and arbitrators. He is a lecturer in the field of arbitration, investment and state contracts and author of books and articles on the subjects.


Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Bockstiegel (Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Bockstiegel is an arbitrator, sole practitioner and member of Law Faculty of University of Cologne as Professor Emeritus. He has practiced as parties' counsel, as mediator, and as arbitrator and president of arbitration tribunal in many national and interna­tional arbitrations of the ICC, ICSID, NAFTA, AAA, SCC, UNCITRAL and others. He is a Past Patron of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Honorary Chairman (Chairman 1996-2012), German Institution of Arbitration (DIS); President, International Law Association (ILA) 2004-2006 and President, German Association for International Law 1993-2006.


Prof. Dr. Nael G. Bunni (Dublin, Ireland)

Prof. Dr. Nael G. Bunni is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Arbitrator, Conciliator/Mediator and Visiting Professor in Construction Law and Contract Administration, Trinity College Dublin. He is currently a member of: the Commission on International Arbitration of ICC and is involved in many of its Standing Committees; Board of Trustees of Dubai International Arbitration Centre and Chairman of its Executive Committee; and the FIDIC Contracts Committee. He is also Chairman of Engineers Ireland Dispute Resolution Panel.  


Ms. Teresa Cheng, GBS, SC, JP (Hong Kong)

Ms. Teresa Cheng is currently the Hong Kong Secretary for Justice. She was Senior Counsel of Hong Kong SAR and serves as Chairman of Asian Academy of International Law. She is Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Chartered Engineer. She was Deputy President for 2007 and President for 2008 of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Vice-President, ICC Court of International Arbitration. She is an Adjunct Professor and the Course Director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Program at the Law School of Tsinghua University. She also sits as a Recorder in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong. 


Prof. Bernardo M. Cremades (Madrid, Spain)

Prof. Bernardo Cremades is a lawyer, arbitrator and senior partner of B. Cremades y Asociados.  He is a Professor of International Business Law at Universidad de Madrid and is a member of the Institute of World Business Law of the ICC. He is the leading Spanish international arbitration practitioner (“number one practitioner in Spain for commercial arbitration legal expertise” and “one of the top names in the industry”, Who’s Who legal, July 2005). His international recognition includes Germany’s distinguished Verdienstkreuz award, and the French distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.


Mr. Dushyant Dave (New Delhi, India)

Mr. Dushyant Dave is a Senior Advocate, practicing in the Supreme Court of India at New Delhi. He has been nominated by the Government of India on the governing board of National Legal Services Authority, the apex body created under the Law of Indian Parliament to administer and supervise legal aid in the country. He was on the LCIA Court from 2003 until 2008 and is currently the President of LCIA Users Forum for Asia Pacific. He is also a member of the Board of AAA. 


Mr. Yves Derains (Paris, France)

Mr. Yves Derains is Partner of Derains & Gharavi, Chairman of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, former Chairman of the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage and Co-Chairman of the ICC Working Group on the reduction of costs and time in international Arbitration. Past Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Member of the Paris Bar. He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 150 international proceedings throughout the world. He is the author of many publications on international arbitration.


Mr. Radomir Djurovic (Belgrade, Serbia)

Mr. Radomir Djurovic is a former President of the Arbitration Court of Yugoslavia and a Professor of International Commercial Law at Belgrade University.


Mr. L. Yves Fortier CC, QC (Quebec, Canada)

Mr. L. Yves Fortier is currently judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in the Hague. He is Former Chair Emeritus and Senior Partner of Ogilvy Renault in Montreal. From 1988 to 1992, he was Canada's Ambassador and Permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. Since 1992, he has acted as arbitrator and mediator in many major international arbitrations under the hospices of the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICSID, CAS and others. From 1998 to 2001, he was President of the LCIA. Mr. Fortier is a Companion of the Order of Canada (C.C.) and an officer of the Ordre du Québec (O.Q.).  


Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Gaillard (Paris, France)

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Gaillard heads Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice and is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Harvard Law School. He is also the Chairman of the International Arbitration Institute and is a member, appointed by France, of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. He has acted as counsel in over 300 international arbitrations, both commercial and investor-State, ad hoc and under all major international arbitrations Rules.  He has acted as arbitrator in over 50 international proceedings, primarily under the aegis of the ICC and ICSID.  He regularly appears as expert witness on arbitration law issues, before arbitral tribunals or national courts.


Prof. Dr. Bernard Hanotiau (Brussels, Belgium)

Prof. Dr. Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars. He is a founding partner of Hanotiau & van den Berg. Since 1978, he has been actively involved in more than 500 international arbitration cases as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world. He is professor emeritus of the law school of Louvain University (Belgium). He is a member of the Council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also a former vice-president of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas) and a former vice-president of the LCIA Court. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration of SIAC and of the Governing Board of DIAC (Dubai). 


Judge Dominique Hascher (Paris, France)

Judge Dominique Hascher is a Judge on the Supreme Judicial Court of France and an Adjunct Professor of Law at University Panthéon-Sorbonne. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Deputy-Secretary General at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Hon. Bencher of Gray’s Inn in London.


Prof. Martin Hunter (London, United Kingdom)

Prof. Martin Hunter is a barrister practising in the field of international arbitration; Professor Emeritus of International Dispute Resolution at Nottingham Trent University; and visiting professor of law at Central European University Budapest,  King’s College London and Miami Law School. He has served as counsel or arbitrator in cases held under the rules of most of the world’s principal arbitral institutions and arbitration centres.   He has participated in the work of the AAA, the IBA, the ICC Court, the LCIA Court and UNCITRAL.  His books include Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (with Alan Redfern).


Mr. Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS (Hong Kong/United Kingdom)

Mr. Neil Kaplan is an arbitrator with Chambers in both England and Hong Kong. Mr. Kaplan was the Chairman of Hong Kong’s WTO Review Body on Bid Challenges from 2000 – 2004 and is currently Chairman of Hong Kong’s Telecommunications (Competition Provision) Appeal Board. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Chartered Arbitrator. He is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators as well as a panellist of CIETAC. In June 2001, he was awarded a CBE for services to international arbitration. In 2007, he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.


Dr. Fathi Kemicha (Tunis, Tunisia)

Dr. Fathi Kemicha is the founder of Kemicha Legal Consulting K.L.C. He has acted as arbitrator and counsel in numerous institutional and ad hoc commercial arbitrations. He is a member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) and the World Bank Group Sanctions Board. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and is also a member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) Board of Trustees. He was made Knight of the French Legion of Honor by President Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, and awarded by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, "The Order of Bahrain" (First Class).


Mr. Kap-You (Kevin) Kim (Seoul, South Korea)

Mr. Kap-You Kim is Senior Partner of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC a premiere Korean law firm and Head of the firm’s international dispute resolution practice group. He is an Adjunct professor at the Yonsei University Law School and the Sungkyunkwan University Law School. He is Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Chairman of the International Arbitration Committee of the KCAB International; Secretary General of ICCA from 2010 through 2014 and Governing Board Member of ICCA from 2009 through to 2019. He is also a panel member of arbitrators at the ICSID, AAA, HKIAC, SIAC, JCAA, BAIC as well as KCAB.


Prof. Alexander S. Komarov (Moscow, Russia)

Prof. Alexander Komarov is currently Professor and Head of International Private Law Chair at the Russian Academy of Foreign Trade and a Member of the Consultative Council at the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation. He is a CIArb Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator. He is also a member of the Presidium of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. He is a Vice-President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions, an LCIA Member, and a Member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.


The Hon. Marc Lalonde PC, OC, QC (Montreal, Canada)

After 22 years as a partner and senior counsel at Stikeman Elliott LLP, The Hon. Marc Lalonde is now a sole practitioner acting exclusively as international arbitrator and mediator. He is also member of the Arbitration Panel under Chapter 20 of NAFTA and mediator for the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He is a Certified Arbitrator of the Canadian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation. Between 1995 and 2005, he served as Ad Hoc Judge of the International Court of Justice in two cases. He also served as Special Envoy in the Canada-Brazil regional aircraft dispute (1998). 


Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon SC (Singapore)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Sundaresh Menon previously held office as Judge of Appeal and as Attorney-General of Singapore. He is a former Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He previously served as Dy Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and worked as Managing Partner at Rajah & Tann LLP and Partner at Jones Day and Head of International Litigation and Arbitration for Asia.


Mr. Carlos Nehring Netto (São Paulo, Brazil)

Mr. Carolos Nehring Netto is Founder of Nehring & Associados - Advocacia and teaches arbitration at FGV University. He has been nominated a CHEVALIER DE L’ORDRE DU MERITE in recognition of legal services rendered to French enterprises. He was the Brazilian member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC for three mandates (from 1987 through 1996). He has served twice as Chairman of the Arbitration Center of the American Chamber of Commerce in S. Paulo.


Prof. William W. Park (Cohasset, United States)

Prof. William W. (Rusty) Park is Professor of Law at Boston University, where he lectures on tax, banking and international business transactions. He is General Editor of Arbitration International. He has served on the Appeals Tribunal for the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims and as Arbitrator on the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. Prof. Park is also past President of the London Court of International Arbitration and past Chair of the ABA Committee on International Commercial Dispute Resolution.


Prof. Dr. Michael Pryles, AO PBM (Melbourne, Australia)

Prof. Dr. Michael Pryles is the President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, the President of the Australian and President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. He is a member on the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, a Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission and a Court member of the London International Court of Arbitration. He has been appointed a member in the Order of Australia. He was also the founding President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group and was, for several years, a member of the Australian Government delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law.


Mr. Klaus Reichert SC (London, United Kingdom)
Mr. Klaus Reichert is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, London.


The Hon. Andrew John Rogers QC (Sydney, Australia)

The Hon. Andrew Rogers currently acts as an international legal consultant, specialising in the area of arbitration, meditation and dispute resolution, with his expertise spanning relevant legislation in the U.K, U.S, Asia and Europe as well as Australian Law.  He has acted as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator and member of Arbitral Tribunals and has been a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in charge of the Commercial List, as well as the foundation Chief Judge of that court’s Commercial Division.  


Mr. William Slate (Mount Pleasant, United States)

Mr. William Slate has practiced and taught law and business, was an executive in the U.S Court System, headed a research institute, and directed a congressionally mandated seminal study of the Federal Courts in America reporting to The President, The Chief Justice, and The Speaker of the House of Representatives. He has amongst others received Merit Citations from the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Federal Circuits and the Declaration of Lasting Achievements from the American Arbitration Association.


Prof. Yasuhei Taniguchi (Tokyo, Japan)

Prof. Yasuhei Taniguchi is Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University in Japan. He is Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court and Counsel at Matsuo & Kosugi. He is a former member of the  Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body; Special Advisor of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association and Former President, Japan Association of Arbitrators and Civil Procedure Association. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in comparative and transnational legal studies. He is a leading scholar in several areas of law including Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, and International Trade Law.


Prof. Dr. Guido Santiago Tawil (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Prof. Dr. Guido Tawil is currently Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Buenos Aires Law School and a Senior Partner at M. & M. Bomchil in Buenos Aires, where he heads the International Arbitration, Administrative Law and Regulatory Matters practices. He is the Former Chairman of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) and former Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee. He also serves as a council member for the IBA Legal Practice Division, member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Academic Council, of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group, and of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, among other entities. 


Prof. Pierre Tercier (Fribourg, Switzerland)

Prof. Pierre Tercier is Professor Emeritus at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and was Chairman of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. He has an extensive international arbitration and dispute resolution experience, having served on numerous occasions in ICC, ICSID and other cases. He is highly respected in the international legal and business community as an arbitrator, lecturer and author. Mr Tercier is visiting professor of law at numerous universities, including Geneva and Paris. 


The Hon S. Amos Wako (Nairobi, Kenya)

The Hon. S. Amos Wako is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was elected a member of the International Law Commission at the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He is a chairman of the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa and (founding) chairman of the Public Law Institute. His appointments have included: representative to the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, special Rapporteur of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights on the Question of Summary or Arbitrary Executions and special Envoy of the Secretary General to East Timor to investigate the 12th November 1991 incident in DILI. 


Dr. Shengchang Wang (Beijing, China)

Dr. Shengchang Wang is the Former Vice Chairman and Former Secretary General, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC); Former Vice Chairman, China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC); Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of International Economics and Business, Beijing. He is the Director of CBJ International LLC. As arbitrator, he has handled more than 200 CIETAC international arbitration cases and is an arbitrator for several international arbitration centers.


David A. R. Williams QC (Auckland, New Zealand)

Prof. David Williams currently practises as a Barrister with Bankside Chambers in Auckland and Singapore and as a door tenant at Essex Court Chambers, London. For some years he has taught international arbitration at the University of Auckland Law School. He is a member of the IBA Working Group which produced the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration 2004; a member International Law Association, Committee on International Arbitration and an Honorary Professor of Law, University of Auckland 2010. 


Ms. Ariel Ye (Beijing, China)

Ms. Ariel Ye is a seasoned litigator, arbitration practitioner and arbitrator. She is head of King & Wood Malleson’s Cross-border Dispute Resolution Practice and a recognized expert on PRC-related dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific region. She frequently handles arbitration cases before CIETAC, HKIAC, ICC, and other international arbitration institutions. Ms. Ye is a panel arbitrator of CIETAC and the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration. She is also a member of SIAC Court of Arbitration and past vice chairman of Arbitration Committee of IPBA.