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ICC commissions are specialised working bodies composed of business experts who examine major issues of interest to the business world. They prepare policy products, including statements to contribute to intergovernmental discussions, as well as rules and codes to facilitate international business transactions. Commission leaders are appointed by the ICC Chairman for a three-year period, renewable at the Chairman’s discretion.

Arbitration and ADR

The commission is a unique think tank and rule-making body for ICC Dispute Resolution Services. In its research capacity, the commission proposes new policies and tools by producing reports, guidelines or best practices to innovate and promote efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution in view of current developments. Together with the ICC Court and the ICC Centre for ADR it also drafts and revises the ICC’s range of rules for dispute resolution, including the ICC Rules of Arbitration and the ICC Mediation Rules.

Get in touch with the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR:

ChairCarita Wallgren-Lindholm
Lindholm Wallgren, Attorneys Ltd. (Finland; based in Helsinki)
Vice-ChairsBabatunde Ajibade, SAN
S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. (Lagos, Nigeria)
José Feris
Squire Patton Boggs LLP (Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Spain; based in Paris)
Susanne Gropp-Stadler 
Siemens AG (Germany; based in Munich)
Vladimir Khvalei
Baker & MckenzieCIS (Russia; based in Moscow)
Xiaohong Liu
Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (China; based in Shanghai)
Jenni Lukander  
Nokia Corporation (Finland; based in Espoo)
Caline Mouawad 
King & Spalding LLP (Lebanon, United States; based in New York)
Christopher Newmark
Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP (United Kingdom; based in London)
Mélanie van Leeuwen 
Derains & Gharavi (The Netherlands; based in Paris)
Sharif Ali Zu’bi
Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants (Jordan; based in Amman)
Task Force Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration

This task force was created to explore existing approaches to allegations or signs of corruption in disputes, and articulate guidance for arbitral tribunals on how to deal with such occurrences. The Task Force will benefit from close collaboration with the ICC Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission, as well as the IBA and the OECD, represented by Julie Bedard (Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee) and Leah Amber (Legal Analyst at the Anti-Corruption Division of the OECD), respectfully.

  • José Ricardo Feris, Squire Patton Boggs LLP (France / Dominican Republic)
  • Vladimir Khvalei, Baker & Mckenzie CIS (Russia)
  • Sophie Nappert, 3 Verulam Buildings Chambers (UK / Canada)
 Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes

Explores how ICC Arbitration and other dispute resolution services are currently used to resolve climate change related and associated energy and environmental disputes and to ascertain what, if any, specific features are required for a dispute resolution mechanism to resolve them.

  • Wendy J. Miles, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (United Kingdom/ New Zealand)
  • Patrick Thieffry, Independant Arbitrator (France)
Task Force on Maximizing the Probative Value of Witness Evidence

Established to prepare a report with procedural guidance and recommendations in order to enhance the probative value of witness evidence in international arbitration.

  • Ragnar Harbst, Baker & McKenzie LLP (Germany)
  • José Astigarraga, Reed Smith LLP (United States)
Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958

Produces a Guide with practical resource for international arbitration practitioners and users, and is designed to be consulted as a first step when considering recognition and enforcement of foreign awards in one or more countries. The Guide currently covers 79 countries and is being updated for a third edition.

  • David Roney, Sidley Austin LLP (Switzerland/ Canada)
  • Geoffroy Lyonnet, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (France)


Commission mandate
To serve as a global forum and rule-making body for banks worldwide, with particular focus on the financing of international trade; and to help policymakers and standard setters create a regulatory framework that facilitates trade finance throughout the world.

Get in touch with ICC Banking Commission:

Chair & Chairman of the Advisory Board Daniel Schmand  
Global Head of Trade Finance
Deutsche Bank (Germany)
Advisory BoardPravin Advani 
Managing Director of Global Trade and Loan Products
Executive Corporate and Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan (United States)
Percy Batliwalla    
Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (United States)
Steven Beck    
Head of Trade Finance
Asian Development Bank (Philippines)
Luca Corsini
Global Co-Head of Global Transaction Banking UniCredit (Italy)
Alexander Goulandris    
Chief Executive Officer
essDOCS (Singapore)
Yunfei Liu
Assistant General Manager of Global Trade Finance
Bank of China (China)
Vinod Madhavan    
Group Head, Trade
Standard Bank Group (South Africa)
Rudolf Putz    
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (United Kingdom)
Adrian Rigby
Chief Commercial Officer and Global Deputy Head of Trade and Receivables Finance
HSBC (United Kingdom)
Rogier Schulpen
Global Head of Trade & Working Capital Solutions
Santander (Spain)
Nadya Talhouni    
Global Head of Cash Management & Trade and Head of International and Subsidiaries
Arab Bank (Jordan)
Michael Vrontamitis    
Head of Trade, Product Management, Transaction Banking
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong)
Executive Committee Deputy HeadOlivier Paul
Head of Policy
ICC Banking Commission
Alexander Malaket    
Opus Advisory Services (Canada)
Executive CommitteeDominic Broom
Global Head of Trade Sales
BNY Mellon (United Kingdom)
Sean Edwards
Head of Legal
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (United Kingdom)
Mark Evans
Managing Director of Transaction Banking
ANZ (Australia)
Ruediger Geis 
Head of Product Management Trade
Commerzbank AG (Germany)
Andrea Hauptmann    
Senior Director and Head of Guarantees Department
Raiffeisen Bank International (Austria)
Ana Kavtaradze
Head of Trade Finance
Bank of Georgia (Georgia)
Vincent O’Brien
Trade Finance Expert (Ireland)
Thierry Simon
Global Head International Trade and Transaction Banking
Crédit Agricole (France)
Dan Taylor  
DLTAYLOR Consulting (United States)
Vijay Vashist    
Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Trade Asset Management
Global Transaction Services
DBS (Singapore)
Jun Xu
Deputy General Manager of the Global Trade Services Department
Bank of China (China)
 Technical AdvisersDave Meynell  
TradeLC Advisory (United Kingdom)
Glenn Ransier  
Global Standby Letters of Credit and Demand Guarantee Product Manager
Wells Fargo Bank (United States)
Kim Sindberg  
Trade Finance Consultant
Sindberg Consult (Denmark)
Project AdvisersHenri d’Ambrieres  
Advisory Services in Export, Trade and Project Finance
HDA Conseil (France)
Krishnan Ramadurai
Head of Product, Returns and Capital Optimization
HSBC (United Kingdom)
Hugo Verschoren
Chief Expert
Centre of Excellence, Trade Finance Services
ING (Netherlands)

Commercial Law and Practice

Commission mandate
To set global business standards for international B2B transactions and provide world business input on commercial rules developed by intergovernmental organisations.

Get in touch with ICC Commercial Law and Practice Commission

 ChairErcument Erdem
Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)
Vice-ChairChristian Steinberger
Head of Legal Services
German Engineering Federation – VDMA (Germany)
International Working Groups
Incoterms Drafting Group Co-ChairsChristoph Martin Radtke
Lamy & Associes (France)
David Lowe
Gowling WLG (United Kingdom)
Public Procurement Co-ChairsLauri Railas
Railas Attorneys Ltd. (Finland)
Goncalo Mota Nogueira
Nobre Guedes, Mota Soares & Associados (Portugal)
European Digital Agenda/Contract Law ChairChristian Steinberger
Head of Legal Services
German Engineering Federation – VDMA (Germany)
Turnkey + Joint Venture / Consortium ChairEric Eggink
Technip Ships, Ab Zoetermeer (Netherlands)
Turnkey + Joint Venture / Consortium Vice-ChairIsabelle Smith-Monerville
Smith D’Oria (France)
B2C Online Sale Conditions ChairMariaelena Giorcelli
Buffa, Bortolotti & Mathis (Turin)
Model Contracts for Start-upsErcument Erdem
Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)
Force Majeure & HardshipFabio Bortolotti
Partner, Buffa, Bortolotti & Mathis (Turin)


Commission mandate
To ensure that business needs and markets are taken into account in the formulation and implementation of competition laws and policies.

Get in touch with ICC Competition Commission:

ChairPaul Lugard
Baker Botts LLP (Belgium)
Vice-ChairsAnne Riley  
Antitrust Ethics and Compliance Consultant
(United Kingdom)
Patrick Hubert
Orrick (France)
Jennifer Patterson
Arnold & Porter (US)
Cecil S. Chung  
Head of International Antitrust
Yulchon (Korea)
Task Forces
Court Proceedings in Antitrust Damage Claims ChairFrancois Brunet
Cleary Gottlieb (France)
Compliance and Advocacy ChairAnne Riley  
Antitrust Ethics and Compliance Consultant
(United Kingdom)
Compliance and Advocacy Co-Vice ChairsBoris Kasten
Head of Competition Law and General Counsel for Europe
Schindler Management (Switzerland)
Simone Pieri 
Head of Regulatory Relations and Compliance Retail and Head of Wealth Advisory
Barclays (Italy)
Merger Control Regimes ChairPatrick Hubert
Orrick (France)
 Merger Control Regimes Vice ChairFrancois Brunet
Cleary Gottlieb (France)
Cartels and Leniency Co-ChairsLuciano Di Via
Clifford Chance (Italy)
Marcin Trepka
K & L Gates (Poland)
 Due Process Co-ChairJennifer Patterson
Kaye Scholer LLP (United States)
International Competition Network Co-ChairsCalvin S. Goldman
Goodmans LLP (Canada)
James F. Rill
Senior Counsel
Baker Botts (United States)

Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption

Commission mandate
To develop policy recommendations and practical tools from a global business perspective on corporate responsibility and fighting corruption.

Get in touch with ICC Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission

ChairDenis Simonneau    
Director of European and International Relations
Engie (France)
Vice-ChairsIohann Le Frapper     
Directeur Juridique Groupe/Group General Counsel
Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (France)
Davinder Singh
Chief Executive Officer
Drew & Napier LLC (Singapore)
Francois Vincke 
Independent Lawyer (Belgium)

Customs and Trade Facilitation

Commission mandate
To promote simplified customs and transport policies and procedures as well as other measures to facilitate international trade.

Get in touch with ICC Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission

  • Rachel Dignam, Assistant Policy Manager, Tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 95
ChairNorman Schenk
Vice-ChairsJean-Marie Salva
Oliver Peltzer
Fernando Barbosa

Digital Economy

Commission mandate
To promote the global development of the digital economy and continued growth of its underlying information and communication technologies (ICTs) and related business models, through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.

Get in touch with ICC Digital Economy Commission:

  • Sophie Peresson, Director, Innovation for All Tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 30 82
  • Timea Suto, Knowledge Manager, Tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 07
  • Whitney Jolivet, Assistant, Tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 05
Vice-ChairsVirat Bhatia  
Managing Director
Strategy & Policy
Apple India (India)
Carolyn Nguyen  
Director of Technology Policy
Microsoft (United States)
Christoph Steck  
Director of Public Policy and Internet
Telefonica (Spain)
Christiaan van der Valk  
Vice-President, Strategy
Sovos (United States)
Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)
ChairDiego Molano Vega  
Former ICT minister of Colombia; International Consultant, Digital Transformation of Governments and Companies
Strategy Council MembersFlavia Alves  
Global Public Policy Manager, Facebook (United States)
Ellen Blackler  
Vice President of Global Public Policy
The Walt Disney Company (United States)
Gonzalo Lopez-Barajas     
Manager of Public Policy and Internet
Telefonica (Spain)
Carolyn Nguyen  
Director of Technology Policy
Microsoft (United States)

Environment and Energy

Commission mandate
To develop policy recommendations and tools to address major global environmental and energy issues, including climate change and green economy within the framework of sustainable development, and make a substantive contribution to key intergovernmental discussions in these areas.

Get in touch with ICC Environment and Energy Commission

ChairJustin Perrettson
Head of Global Engagements
Vice-ChairsPamela Mar
Executive Vice President
Supply Chain Futures, Fung Academy
Sustainability, Fung Group
Gilles Vermot Desroches  
Senior Vice President of Sustainability
Schneider Electric (France)

Marketing and Advertising

Commission mandate
To promote high ethical standards in marketing by business self-regulation through the Consolidated ICC Code of Advertising and Marketing Communications Practice and formulate world business positions and initiatives to address government actions that affect marketing and consumer protection.

Get in touch with ICC Marketing and Advertising Commission

ChairBrent Sanders
Associate General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation (United States)
Vice-ChairsEve Magnant
Vice President and Corporate Social Responsibility Director
Publicis Groupe (France)
Sheila Millar
Keller and Heckman LLP (United States)
Anders Stenlund
Director of Legal Affairs, Competition and Consumer Policy
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Sweden)
Ximena Tapias Delporte
President of the Commission of Advertising Self-Regulation
CONARP (Colombia)

Intellectual Property

Commission mandate
To promote efficient intellectual property (IP) systems that support international trade, encourage investment in creation and innovation, and facilitate sustainable economic development.

Get in touch with ICC Intellectual Property Commission:

  • Sophie Peresson, Director, Innovation for All Tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 30 82
  • Whitney Jolivet, Assistant, Tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 05
ChairIngrid Baele
Vice President of the Business Management Office
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (Netherlands)
Vice-ChairAxel Braun
Head of International Developments and Global Group Patents
F. Hoffmann – La Roche (France)
Issue Rapporteur (Patents)Mathias Karlhuber
Patent Attorney and Partner
Cohausz & Florack (Germany)
Issue Rapporteur (Trademarks)Ana De Sampaio
Industrial Property Attorney
J. E. Dias Costa, LDA (Portugal)
Issue Rapporteur (Copyright)Graham Henderson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Music Canada (Canada)
Issue Rapporteur (Designs)Elisabeth Logeais
UGGC & Associates (France)
Regional AmbassadorsHao Ma
CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office (China)
Jorge Chavarro   
Cavelier Abogados (Colombia)
Ganapathy Narayanan
Head of Corporate IPR Group
Tata Consultancy Services (India)


Commission mandate
To promote transparent and non-discriminatory treatment of foreign investments and earnings that eliminates tax obstacles to cross-border trade and investment.

Get in touch with ICC Taxation Commission:

ChairChristian Kaeser
Vice-ChairsMukesh Butani
Cym Lowell
Susana Bokobo

Trade and Investment Policy

Commission mandate
To promote cross-border trade and investment by business and an open global economy to foster job creation, sustainable development, and improve living standards.

Get in touch with ICC Trade and Investment Commission:

ChairJames Bacchus
Chair of Global Practice
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (United States)
Vice-ChairsPhilippe Delleur
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Vice-ChairsUlf Pehrsson
Vice President of Government and Industry Relations
Ericsson (Sweden)
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