The appointment was announced today by ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier.
Having started his career with ICC working as Counsel between 1999 and 2003, Mr Carlevaris has been a member of the Court, representing Italy, for the last four years and was a partner at the Rome-based law firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo Studio Legale.
“It is very good news for the ICC Court and Secretariat that Andrea Carlevaris has accepted the offer to succeed Jason Fry as Secretary General of the Court,” said John Beechey, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, who welcomed the appointment of Mr Carlevaris. “Jason has set the bar very high and I am confident that Andrea will be more than equal to the challenge. He brings with him from private practice, in which he has excelled, the same mix of client service ethos and case and personnel management skills that has been a hallmark of Jason’s tenure. Andrea is already well known to the Court and Secretariat, having served the Court as a member for Italy with distinction. He is well respected and, equally importantly, very well liked. I look forward to working with him to ensure that we continue to build upon the changes and achievements of the past four years and to which Jason has made so significant a contribution.”
Jason Fry also welcomed his successor: “I’m very pleased for the Secretariat and for Andrea that he has been appointed Secretary General of the Court to take over from me in September. He knows the institution very well and from all angles as a former team counsel, lawyer representing parties, arbitrator in ICC cases and as a dedicated Court member. I wish him all the very best for his future at ICC.”
Mr Carlevaris said: “Thanks to the unrivalled expertise of its members and the dedication and professionalism of its Secretariat, the ICC International Court of Arbitration is recognized as the most prestigious dispute resolution institution in the world, and one to which I am extremely attached. Taking a leading role in its management is for me a challenge and an honour.”
Jose Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General of the Court, will assume the responsibilities of Secretary General until Mr Carlevaris officially takes up his position on 1 September 2012.