ICC Set to Move Paris Headquarters

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced that it will leave its longtime headquarters at 38, cours Albert 1er in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, opting to relocate its headquarters to a larger, more modern facility on avenue du President Wilson, just over a kilometer away, in the heart of the French capital.

ICC, including the secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration, is leaving the historic building that has housed it since 1926, shortly after ICC’s establishment as the world’s business organization in 1919.

“While we leave 38 cours Albert 1er with a feeling of nostalgia, we move to our new headquarters, the Palais Wilson, with an eye on the future and particularly on our role as a relevant and leading global business organization that requires expanded facilities to match its growth,” said ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier.

Close to 200 staff members, representing more than 30 nationalities, work at ICC headquarters. The international secretariat develops and carries out the ICC work program and remains in close contact with the extensive ICC network of national committees (including USCIB), chambers of commerce and regional offices in 130 countries. There are about 6.5 million companies in the ICC network.

Read more on the ICC website.

Staff Contact:   Nancy Thevenin

General Counsel
Tel: 212.703.5047

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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