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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has opened applications for lawyers, arbitrators, academics and corporate counsel to become a 2015 member of the world business organization’s prestigious Institute of World Business Law.

The Institute, a think-thank for the legal profession worldwide, fosters close cooperation and discussions between practitioners and scholars.

Through its trainings, conferences and publications on a range of topics the Institute aims to foster a wider knowledge of the law and practices related to international business.

Yves Derains, Chairman of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, said: “The ICC Institute has gained international renown through its membership of over 180 adherents from all over the world, including top practitioners in international business, scholars and researchers. It aims to strengthen links between these professionals.

“Members are given the opportunity to propose various subjects for reflection, which provides the Institute with a wealth of expertise in many fields of international law and practice.”

New members in 2015 will be given an entry into the Institute’s newly launched membership directory, a practical reference tool that allows users to search for Institute members by nationality, country of residence and spoken language.

The ICC Institute has gained international renown through its membership of over 180 adherents from all over the world, including top practitioners in international business, scholars and researchers.

Paul-A. Gelinas, Independent Arbitrator, France; Council Member, ICC Institute said: “The ICC Institute of World Business Law, a long standing and truly international forum dedicated to foster business law and arbitration throughout the world, allows specialists and followers to share in its action alongside renowned practitioners and scholars through its membership programme.

This unique opportunity, coupled with other benefits including a listing in a Membership Directory, must unquestionably be seized.”

Membership benefits include discounts on a selection of ICC conferences and Institute publications including the reputable series of Institute Dossiers.

In addition to these reductions, new members will receive an invitation for complimentary attendance of the annual Colloquium of Arbitrators on 19 March 2015 in Paris whose chosen theme is “The Interrelations among Arbitrators”.

Members will also be eligible for Council membership, the governing body of the Institute, after two years of Institute membership.

To become a new member, register online. Applications will be reviewed by an Admission Committee. The annual membership fee (excluding VAT) amounts to €350 or €200 for under 35s.

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