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ICC global policy 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 Chair for a three-year period, renewable for a second term at the Chair’s discretion.

ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission

Celebrating 100 years of dispute resolution expertise

 

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 Rules of Mediation.

Get in touch with the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission:

Chair
Vice-Chairs
  • Babatunde Ajibade, SAN
    S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • José Ricardo Feris
    Squire Patton Boggs (Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Spain; based in Paris)
  • Susanne Gropp-Stadler 
    Siemens Mobility GmbH (Germany; based in Munich)
  • Vladimir Khvalei
    Mansors (Russia; based in Moscow)
  • Caline Mouawad 
    Chaffetz Lindsey (Lebanon, United States; based in New York)
  • Sharif Ali Zu’bi
    Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants (Jordan; based in Amman)
  • Philippe Cavalieros   Simmons & Simmons (France)
  • Payel Chatterjee  Adani Enterprises Limited (India)
  • Sapna Jhangiani QC  Attorney-General’s Chambers, (Singapore)
  • Evelyne Memphil  Memphil Avocats – (Cameroon, France)
  • Aisha Nadar  Advokatfirman Runeland (United States; based in Sweden)
  • Karim J. Nassif  Nassif Arbitration (Lebanon, based in United Arab Emirates)
  • Helen Tang, HSF  Herbert Smith Freehills (China)
  • Debora Visconte  Visconte Advogados (Brazil)

Task Force Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration

This Task Force aims to study and analyse the ways in which ICC can meet the needs of those in the international arbitration community who may need accommodations or changes for the way they work. Yas Banifatemi and Albert Jan van den Berg were named as the Task Force’s Awareness Ambassadors.

Co-Chairs

  • Simon Maynard
    King & Spalding (United Kingdom)
  • Katherine Ramo
    CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (United Kingdom)
  • Todd Weiler
    Independent Arbitrator (Canada)

Task Force on ADR and Arbitration

This Task Force aims to assist in the efficient resolution of disputes for ICC users through the study and analysis of how different ICC ADR services are currently being used and the Task Force purpose is to find solutions in a post-COVID-19 world, including technology options when (1) assessing the most appropriate procedures when a dispute arises and (2) assisting users in building ADR procedures into their internal systems.

The Task Force is structured into four areas of work:

  • Disputes resolution protocols
  • ADR services
  • Settlements in arbitration
  • National Courts and ADR

The Task Force benefits from a consultative Advisory Board, which includes Gabrielle Kaufmann Kohler, Michael McIlwrath, Cyril Dumoulin, Edna Sussman and Hannah Tümpel.

Co-Chairs

  • Chiann Bao
    Independent Arbitrator (United States/Hong Kong)
  • Christopher Newmark
    Spenser Underhill Newmark (United Kingdom)

Task Force Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration

This Task Force aims 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 benefits from close collaboration with the ICC Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission, as well as the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Co-Chairs

  • José Ricardo Feris
    Squire Patton Boggs (France/Dominican Republic)
  • Vladimir Khvalei
    Mansors (Russia; based in Moscow)
  • Sophie Nappert
    3 Verulam Buildings Chambers (United Kingdom/Canada)

Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards Pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958

This Task Force aims to continue its work by building a guide with practical resources for international arbitration practitioners and users.  First launched in 2008, it is designed to be consulted as a first step when considering recognition and enforcement of foreign awards in one or more countries. The guide today currently covers 79 countries and is being updated for a third edition.

ICC Global Banking Commission

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 the ICC Global Banking Commission:

Commission Chair 
  • Lynn Ng, Global Head of Commodities, Food and Agri, ING (Netherlands)
Commission Vice-Chairs
  • Mencia Bobo, Global Head of Trade & Working Capital Solutions, Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (Spain)
  • Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle, Global Head Trade Finance, Director, Corporate Solutions Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd (Switzerland)
  • Merlin Dowse, Global Trade Product Manager, J.P. Morgan (US)
  • Yina Fu, Head of Financial Ecology Solutions, Alibaba B-To-B Business Group (China)
  • Andrew Kigira, Group Head of Trade Products, Equity Bank Ltd (Kenya)
  • Maria Jose Llabot, Head of International, Banco de la Provincial de Córdoba (Argentina)
  • Samuel-John Mathew, Global Head of Flow & FI Trade, Standard Chartered (Singapore)
  • Caryn Pace-Messenger, Director, Bank of America (United States)
  • Surath Sengupta, Managing Director & Global Head – FI, Portfolio & Distribution, HSBC (UK)
  • Louise Taylor Digby, Head of Global Trade Strategy, SWIFT (Singapore)
  • Florian Witt, Managing Director, Divisional Head, International Banking and Corporate Banking; Member of the Group Business Executive Committee, ODDO BHF (Germany)
  • Xu Jun, Deputy General Manager, Global Transaction Banking, Bank of China (China)
 Technical Advisers
  • Dave Meynell
    Owner
    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)

ICC Global Commercial Law and Practice Commission

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 the ICC Global Commercial Law and Practice Commission

 Chair
Vice-Chair
International Working Groups
Incoterms® Drafting Group Co-Chairs
Public Procurement Co-Chairs
  • Lauri Railas
    Owner
    Railas Attorneys (Finland)
  • Goncalo Mota Nogueira
    Partner
    Nobre Guedes, Mota Soares & Associados (Portugal)
European Digital Agenda/Contract Law Chair
Turnkey + Joint Venture/Consortium Chair
  • Eric Eggink
    Director
    Technip Ships, Ab Zoetermeer (The Netherlands)
B2C Online Sale Conditions Chair
  • Mariaelena Giorcelli
    Partner
    Buffa, Bortolotti & Mathis (Italy)
Model Contracts for Start-ups Chair 
Force Majeure & Hardship Chair 

ICC Global Competition Commission

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 the ICC Global Competition Commission:

Chair
Vice Chairs
Regional Ambassadors to the ICC Global Competition Commission: 
Task Forces:
Antitrust Compliance Policy Harmonization Co-Chairs

 

  • Dina Kallay, Ericsson (United States)
  • Anne Riley, Anne Riley Consulting (United Kingdom)
Antitrust Damages Actions:

 

Chair:

Vice-Chairs:

Cartels & Leniency Chair
Competition and Digital Economy Co-Chairs:

 

  • Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons (China)
  • Mathew Heim, Amazon (United States)
  • Georg Boettcher, Siemens (Germany)
  • Yang Jianhui, Alibaba (China)
  • Alex Nourry, Clifford Chance (United Kingdom) 
Competition Policy and Sustainability Co-Chairs:
  • Paola Pugliese, Demarest (Brazil)
  • Simon Holmes, Competition Appeals Tribunal (United Kingdom)
EU Horizontal Guidelines Chair
  • Alex Nourry, Clifford Chance (United Kingdom)
International Trade and State Aid Chair

Vice-Chair

Merger Control Co-Chairs
  • François Brunet, Avocat at the Paris Bar (France)
  • Irene de Angelis, Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy)
  • Gönenç Gürkaynak, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Turkey)
  • Yusuke Nakano, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Japan)
International Competition Network (ICN) Co-Chairs
  • Patrick Hubert, Orrick (France)
  • Dina Kallay, Ericsson (United States)

ICC Global Anti-Corruption and Corporate Responsibility Commission

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

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

  • Viviane Schiavi, Global Policy Lead — Anticorruption and Corporate Responsibility
Chair
  • Gonzalo Guzman 
    Chief Counsel, Ethics & Compliance
    Unilever (United Kingdom)
Vice-Chairs
  • Karen Griffin  
    Executive Vice-President, Chief Compliance Officer
    Mastercard (United States)
  • Hema Lehocky
    Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
    AFRY (Sweden)
  • Helena Prata
    Partner
    Angola Legal Circle Firm (Angola)
  • Daniel Rodrigez
    Partner
    CMS law firm (Colombia)
  • Louise Vytopil
    Senior Manager
    KPMG (The Netherlands)

ICC Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission

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

Get in touch with the ICC Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission

Chair

John Bescec, Director of Customs and Trade Affairs, Microsoft

Vice-Chairs

ICC Global Digital Economy Commission

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 the ICC Global Digital Economy Commission:

  • Timea Suto, Global Policy Lead — Digital, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 07
  • Raoul Renard, Deputy Director — Legal Reform, ICC Digital Standards Initiative, tel: (0)1 646 699 5718
Chair
  • Rene Summer  
    Director, Government and Policy Advocacy Group, Ericsson
Vice-Chairs
  • Ellen Blackler  
    Vice President Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company
  • Peter Farrell  
    Global Privacy Director, Unilever
  • Francois-Xavier de Rezende Martins  
    Director, Government Relations and Public Policy, Mercado Libre
  • Deena Magnall  
    Director for Global Digital and Technology Policy, L’Oréal
  • Carolyn Nguyen  
    Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft
  • Juan Luis Redondo Maíllo  
    Director of Digital Public Policy, Telefónica S.A.
  • Juntao Song
    Secretary General of Alibaba Globalisation Office, Secretary General of eWTP, Alibaba Group
  • Chris Wilson 
    Senior Manager, Public Policy, Amazon

ICC Global Environment and Energy Commission

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 the ICC Global Environment and Energy Commission:

  • Raelene Martin, Head of Sustainability, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 29 69
  • Sandra Hanni, Global Policy Lead — Climate, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 30 62
Chair
  • Justin Perrettson
    Head of Global Engagements
    Novozymes
Vice-Chairs
  • Keyvan Macedo
    Sustainability Director
    Natura & Co
  • Julia Maris
    Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
    Engie
  • Wendy J Miles QC
    Barrister
    Twenty Essex
  • Tom Smith
    Director, Global Government Affairs
    Walmart

ICC Global Marketing and Advertising Commission

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 the ICC Global Marketing and Advertising Commission:

Chair
  • Kristin Green
    Assistant General Counsel
    Microsoft Corporation (United States)
Vice-Chairs
  • Lucas Boudet
    Director General, European Advertising Standards Alliance, Belgium
  • Maria Mossenberg
    Public & Corporate Affairs Director, L’Oreal, Sweden
  • Yelile Habib Ramos
    Public Affairs Global Emerging Markets , Mars Wrigley, Mexico
  • Carla Michelotti
    Executive Board Member/President, International Advertising Association/BBB National Programs, USA
  • Yetunde Agnes Adesina
    CEO, Prima Garnet Africa, Nigeria
  • Hongyi Jia
    Vice President & General Counsel, Kuaishou Group, China

ICC Global IP Commission

Commission mandate
The commission serves as a global forum on all aspects of intellectual property and innovation policies, helping ICC represent the voice of business before policymakers and key institutions. The commission has a particular focus on promoting IP as a positive force for society, and helping businesses make better use of IP systems.

The commission’s flagship publication, the ICC intellectual Property Roadmap, is updated periodically and translated into several languages.

Get in touch with the ICC Global Commission on Intellectual Property

Chair
  • Ingrid Baele
    Director, Extended enterprise risk management
    Deloitte Consulting & Advisory (Belgium)
Vice-Chair
  • Bridget Petruczok
    IPR&L Policy and Advocacy
    Ericsson (United States of America)
  • Vishal Amin
    Head of Intellectual Property Policy
    Intel Corporation (United States of America)
Vice-Chair/Issue Rapporteurs

 

  • Richard Pfohl 
    Copyright Rapporteur
    General Counsel
    Music Canada & CONNECT Music Licensing (Canada)
  • Myrtha Hurtado Rivas
    Trademarks Rapporteur
    General Counsel Brand and Marketing Properties, Licensing and Anti-Counterfeiting
    Nestlé (Switzerland)
  • Caterina Strippoli
    Patents Rapporteur
    Head of Intellectual Property
    Enel (Italy)
Vice-Chair/Regional Ambassadors
  • Anand Shetty
    Regional Representative for India
    General Manager Patent Group India
    Unilever (India)
  • Obianuju Otudor
    Regional Representative for Africa
    Manager IP and Technology Law
    MTN Group Nigeria (Nigeria)
  • Oliver Hu
    Regional Representative for China
    Vice-President
    GoldChain Technological Development (China)
  • Sergio M. Ellmann
    Regional Representative for Latin America
    Partner
    Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)

ICC Global Taxation Commission

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 the ICC Global Taxation Commission:

  • Luisa Scarcella, Global Lead – Taxation & Trade • Global Policy tel: (+33) 1 49 53 29 31
Chair
  • Christian Kaeser
    Global Head of Tax
    Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
Vice-Chairs
  • Rocío Bermúdez
    Head of Tax Global Prices & Transfer Pricing Repsol, Spain
  • Matthew Herrington
    Partner – International Tax Group 
    KPMG, United Kingdom
  • Tom Roesser
    GM, Tax Policy Counsel – Microsoft, United States
  • Veerinderjeet Singh
    Non-Executive Chairman 
    Tricor Services Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

ICC Global Trade and Investment Commission

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 the ICC Global Trade and Investment Commission:

  • Damien Bruckard, Deputy Director of Trade and Investment, tel: 33 (0)1 49 53 28 06
Chair
  • Ute John
    Head of Trade and Sustainability
    Mercedes-Benz Group AG (Germany/Belgium)
Vice-Chairs
  • Sahra English
    Vice President
    Global Public Policy, Mastercard (US)
  • Eunice Huang
    Head of APAC Trade Policy
    Google (Singapore)
  • Pamela Mar
    Executive Vice PresidentKnowledge and Applications, Fung Group (Hong Kong/Singapore)
  • Ricardo Ramirez Hernández  
    Founder & Partner RRH Consultores, S.C.; former WTO Appellate Body member (Mexico)
  • Sophie Rice
    Director of Corporate Government Affairs
    Global Trade Policy & Advocacy, GSK (UK/Australia)