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The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed 16 new members from 14 countries to serve terms commencing on 1 July 2016 running until 30 June 2018. Elections took place today in Sao Paulo during a meeting of ICC’s supreme governing body, the World Council, in accordance with provisions set out in the ICC constitution and statutes of the Court.

Members of the ICC Court are appointed by the World Council on the proposal of ICC local offices known as national committees and groups, with alternate members appointed by the World Council upon proposal of the Court President.

The elections bring the total number of Court members to 145 and the number of countries they represent from 80 to 84.

The professional, legal and cultural diversity of Court members reflects the world-class standard and international reach of ICC Arbitration. Users of our services will benefit from our concerted efforts to continue promoting membership diversity in this way.

ICC Court President Alexis Mourre said: “The professional, legal and cultural diversity of Court members reflects the world-class standard and international reach of ICC Arbitration. Users of our services will benefit from our concerted efforts to continue promoting membership diversity in this way.”

New members announced today are:

Belgium

Olivier Caprasse (Alternate member)

Professor, Hanotiau & van den Berg

Chile

Alejandro A. Escobar (Alternate member)

Partner, Baker Botts LLP

China

Helen (Hong) SHI (Alternate Member)

Partner, Fangda Partners

Chinese Taipei

Lillian L. Y. Chu (Alternate member)

Equity Partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Czech Republic

Vít Horáček (Alternate Member)

Partner

Hong Kong

Kim Rooney (Alternate Member)

Barrister, Gilt Chambers

India

Lalit Bhasin

Managing Partner, Bhasin & Co.

Kunal Vajani (Alternate Member)

Partner, Wadia Ghandy & Co.

Macedonia

Danela Arsovska

President, Macedonian Chamber of Commerce

Philippines

Victor P. Lazatin

Senior Partner, ACCRALAW

Romania

Flavius Antoniu Baias

Associate Professor, University of Bucharest

Dragos Alexandru Sitaru (Alternate Member)

Professor Attorney at Law

Sweden

Helena Dandenell (Alternate Member)

Lawyer

Turkey

H. Ercüment Erdem (Alternate Member)

Senior Partner at Erdem & Erdem Law Office

United Arab Emirates

Ghanem Jaber Al Hajeri

Advocate and Founding Partner, International Consultant Law Office (ICLO)

Venezuela

Diana C. Droulers

Arbitrator

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