Re-election of ICC Court President and new ICC Court composition announced

  • 1 July 2024

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has reappointed Claudia Salomon as President of the International Court of Arbitration for a second three-year term, commencing 1 July 2024. Ms Salomon will lead the Court which includes 191 members from 119 jurisdictions. Elections by the ICC World Council, held on 11 June in Paris, were conducted in accordance with the provisions set out in the ICC constitution and statutes of the ICC Court.

Ms Salomon, who made history in 2021 as the first woman President of the ICC Court, was re-elected following an impactful first term, marked by significant achievements and an expanding global footprint.

I am deeply honoured to be reappointed as President of the ICC Court. I’m proud of the significant strides we have taken to expand our global reach and deliver the highest level of service, focused on the evolving needs of the parties. I look forward to continuing this momentum, working with the Court Members from around the world to continue our gold standard of dispute prevention and resolution services.

Ms Salomon

For the term running from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2027, the new Court is comprised of the president, 19 vice-presidents, and 170 members from 119 countries. Seven new vice-presidents and 121 new members were appointed. The new members represent 84 countries, including 12 jurisdictions not previously represented: Angola, Azerbaijan, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Moldova, Oman, Uganda, Uruguay, and Zambia.

No fewer than 16 of the incoming members and vice-presidents were representatives of the ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF), highlighting the ICC YAAF community as an effective springboard for a career in arbitration.

Members of the ICC Court are appointed by the ICC World Council, upon recommendation of ICC local offices known as national committees and groups, or upon proposal of the Court President. The Council includes representatives from the global business community (national committees and direct members) who convene annually.

With efforts focused on ensuring generational, gender, and geographical diversity within its membership, the appointments to the ICC Court include 35 members and vice-presidents from Africa, 61 from Asia-Pacific, 22 from the Middle East, 62 from Europe, 26 from Latin America, and eight from Anglo-America. Women represent approximately 51% of the Court, with 97 female and 94 male members. This milestone underscores ICC’s dedication to fostering a diverse and representative body that reflects the global business community it serves.

The seven new vice-presidents are:

The president and 19 vice-presidents of the Court comprise the Bureau.

View the full list of ICC Court members.