Yves Derains, France
Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Yves Derains, former Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director of the Legal Department of the ICC, is member of the Paris Bar and a founding Partner of the law firm Derains & Gharavi. He is specialized in international arbitration and is acting both as arbitrator and counsel of parties in arbitration proceedings.
Mr Derains is former Chairman of the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage. He was Chairman of the Working Party on the Revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration in 1998 and Co-Chairman of the ICC Task Force on the Reduction of Costs and Time in international arbitration. He is a member of the French Committee on Private International Law since 1978. He is member of various other organizations specialized in international arbitration and in international business law. He is Honorary Professor of the Law Faculties of San Ignacio de Loyola University and Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru.
- Antonias Dimolitsa, Greece
Founding Partner, Antonias Dimolitsa & Associates, Greece
Antonias Dimolitsa has extensive experience in arbitration. She has served as President, Sole Arbitrator, Co-arbitrator and Counsel in numerous international arbitration proceedings. She has been President twice of ad hoc Committees in ICSID Annulment Proceedings. Her areas of specialization include private international law, agency and distribution, construction, energy, EC law, foreign investment, international sales of goods and joint ventures.
She was member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (1988-1999) and member of the ICC working group on the revision (1998) of the Arbitration Rules, Vice-President of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and member of the DSC Committee of the most recent revision of the ICC Rules (2012). She was Vice-President of the IBA Arbitration Committee and member of the IBA Subcommittee on the revision of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (2010). She is Council Member of the Greek Arbitration Association, Member of the Club of Arbitrators of the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration and Athens Correspondent of the International Arbitration Institute (IAI).
- Eric A. Schwartz, USA
Partner, King & Spalding, France; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Eric A. Schwartz was educated at Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Yale University (J.D.) and is a member of the bars of both California and Paris. He was previously a Partner in King & Spalding’s Paris office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. He is currently working as an independent arbitrator, as an arbitrator member of Fountain Court Chambers in London, with an office address in Paris and principal office in New York. He is also Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Over the last 30 years, in addition to his tenure at the ICC, Eric Schwartz has acted as counsel or as an arbitrator in over 100 international arbitration proceedings under all of the principal international arbitration rules and in all of the principal European arbitration venues, as well as in Africa, Asia and the U.S. He is the co-author (with Yves Derains) of A Guide to the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
|Alexander G. Fessas||Secretary General and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|John Danilovich||Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris|
|Alexis Mourre||Chairman, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Christopher Newmark||Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, United Kingdom; Chairman, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR|
|Georges Affaki||Independent Arbitrator, Affaki Société d’Avocats, France; Professor of Law, University Paris II|
|Luiz Olavo Baptista||Founder, Atelier Juridico, Brazil|
|John Beechey||International Arbitrator, United Kingdom|
|Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel||Independent Arbitrator, Germany|
|Fabio Bortolotti||Partner, Buffa, Bortolotti & Mathis, Italy|
|David Brown||Partner, Clyde & Co.-Paris, France|
|Mohammed Chemloul||Partner, Chemloul & Associés, Algeria|
|Nayla Comair-Obeid||Founding Partner, Obeid Law Firm, Lebanon|
|Bernardo Cremades||Senior Partner, B. Cremades y Asociados, Spain|
|Antonio Crivellaro||Of Counsel, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Italy|
|Filip De Ly||Professor of Law, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|H. Ercüment Erdem||Partner, Erdem & Erdem, Turkey|
|Paul-A. Gélinas||Independent Arbitrator, France|
|Andrea Giardina||Of Counsel, Chiomenti Studio Legale, Italy|
|Teresa Giovannini||Partner, Lalive, Switzerland|
|Horacio Grigera Naón||International Arbitrator, United States|
|Bernard Hanotiau||Partner and Professor, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium|
|Kristine Karsten||Partner, VistaLaw, France|
|Richard Kreindler||Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Germany; Professor, University of Münster|
|Laurent Lévy||Partner, Levy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland|
|Julian D.M. Lew QC||Barrister, 20 Essex Street, United Kingdom; Professor and Head, School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London|
|Loretta Malintoppi||Of Counsel, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapor|
|Pierre Mayer||Sole Practitioner and Avocat au barreau de Paris, France|
|François Perret||Attorney, Switzerland|
|Michael Polkinghorne||Partner, White & Case LLP – Paris, France|
|Hassan Ali Radhi||Senior Partner, Hassan Radhi & Associates, Bahrain|
|Tarek Fouad A. Riad||Managing Partner, Kosheri Rashed & Riad, Egypt|
|Eduardo Silva Romero||Partner, Dechert LLP, France|
|Alan Thambiayah||Member, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore|
|Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN||Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot & Co., Nigeria|
|Emmanuel Vuillard||Former Alstom Deputy General Counsel, France|