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The International Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Justin D’Agostino to the ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services (DRS). 

Mr D’Agostino has been a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration since 2018 and is past Chairman of the ICC Belt and Road CommissionMr D’Agostino is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Herbert Smith Freehills, a leading international law firm. 

Justin D'Agostino

Justin D’Agostino

Mr D’Agostino joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 1998 and became Partner in 2007, leading the firm’s Global Disputes practice, its rapid expansion in Asia from 2014 to 2020 and of its US region from 2019 to 2020. 

“It is a great honour to be appointed to the Governing Body in such a critical year for dispute resolution and for the business community. Amidst the disruption, the dispute resolution community has persisted and innovated to continue to provide services for its clients around the world,” said Mr D’Agostino. 

“My hope is that these advances are sustained and developed further once the human tragedy of the pandemic comes under control. ICC has played – and I have no doubt will continue to play – a critical role in this.” 

A thought leader and skilled practitioner in arbitration and dispute resolution, Mr D’Agostino is also passionate about diversity and inclusion and has been recognised as an executive having made a difference in thought leadership and action in this area. 

Mr D’Agostino currently chairs the Herbert Smith Freehills Global Executive as CEO and its Executive Sponsor of IRIS, the firm’s global LGBT+ network. 

Commenting on the appointment of Mr D’Agostino, Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration said: “On behalf of the ICC Executive Board, I want to congratulate Justin D’Agostino on his appointment to the ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services. Justin is a great leader, as evidenced by his wealth of experience as a leading international arbitration lawyer. His appointment will bring about fresh thinking and is a welcomed addition to the ICC Governing Body.” 

The ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services is a committee of the ICC Executive Board. Its mandate is to propose measures to ensure ICC’s dispute resolution services are capable of achieving principal business and organisational objectives, including maintenance of a high-quality service to users; identification of areas for growth; and preserving ICC’s reputation as the pre-eminent global institution for resolving disputes. 

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