Alexis Mourre nominated to take reins as International Court of Arbitration President

  • 19 December 2014
ICC in Latin America

The Chairmanship of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce that the ICC Executive Board has recommended that Mr Alexis Mourre be appointed to succeed John Beechey as President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration with effect from 1 July 2015.

The recommendation will be submitted to the ICC World Council for approval at its meeting in Turin, Italy in June 2015.

Mr Mourre said: “It is for me a great honour and privilege to have been selected to succeed John Beechey. ‎I warmly thank the Selection Committee, the ICC Executive Board and the ICC Chairmanship for their trust. I look forward to building on the successes of the outgoing presidency to continue improving the quality and efficiency of the services provided by the ICC International Court of Arbitration.”

Mr Mourre, who is a serving Vice-President of the ICC Court, is a member of the Paris Bar and the founding Partner of Castaldi Mourre & Partners, a leading boutique international arbitration and litigation practice. Mr Mourre’s longstanding links with ICC also include service as a Vice-President of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.

He has a wealth of experience variously as counsel, arbitrator and expert in ad hoc arbitrations and cases conducted under the rules of prominent arbitral institutions, including those of ICC.

Alexis Mourre has held a number of leadership positions on the International Bar Association Arbitration Committee, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Milan International Chamber of Arbitration. He is the author of numerous books and publications in the field of International Business Law, Private International Law, and Arbitration Law. He is the founder and past editor in chief of Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage – The Paris Journal of International Arbitration.

Mr Mourre is fluent in French, English, Italian and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.