ICC announces newly named Commission on Arbitration and ADR

4569_image002The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Executive Board has approved a name change for the ICC Commission on Arbitration. The commission’s new name is the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. The change aims to better reflect the broad scope of the commission’s activities, which primarily encompass international arbitration but also all other dispute resolution services offered by ICC.

The ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR is ICC’s rule-making and research body in the field of international dispute resolution. The global forum comprises more than 690 members from over 90 countries and includes lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, mediators, law professors and experts in various dispute resolution fields.

Peter Wolrich, managing partner, Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, France and outgoing chairman of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (see below), said: “The new name is designed to make it clear that while the commission deals primarily with arbitration, it also deals with mediation, expertise, dispute boards and other dispute resolution services.”

The commission addresses how new practices, policies and legislative developments affect international arbitration and other dispute resolution services. Recent projects include a report on the role of parties and their in-house counsel in international arbitration and a task force on Decisions as to Costs. The commission is also responsible for drafting and revising ICC’s dispute resolution rules and clauses. The commission successfully completed its work on the revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration in 2011. The commission has also recently approved new ICC Mediation Rules, which will replace the ICC ADR Rules and will enter into force on January 1, 2014. It is also currently revising the ICC Expertise and Dispute Board Rules.

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Nancy Thevenin supports the USCIB Arbitration Committee and coordinates the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee. She works closely with USCIB’s Business Development team in ensuring a more comprehensive policy, legal and arbitration membership outreach to both law firms and corporations. Thevenin previously served as deputy director of the ICC Court of Arbitration’s North American marketing office. During her tenure, the group helped launch the ICC International Mediation Competition and developed USCIB Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), with Thevenin drafting the proposal for the ICC to make YAF a global organization. Nancy then joined Baker & McKenzie as a special counsel in and global coordinator of their International Arbitration Practice Group. She left Baker in 2014 to start her own practice as arbitrator and mediator and continues to teach the spring semester international commercial arbitration course at St. John’s Law School.
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