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ICC International Arbitration Court Names Its 1st Woman President

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Claudia T. Salomon, an arbitration partner at Latham & Watkins in New York, is to start her term in July 2021.

Following her recommendation for election, Claudia T. Salomon is on track to succeed Alexis Mourre as the next President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, becoming the first woman in its 100 year history.

Ms Salomon said: “It is a true honour and privilege to have been selected to succeed Alexis Mourre. I want to thank the Selection Committee for their trust. I look forward to building on Alexis’ success to assure that the ICC Court remains the most preferred arbitral institution worldwide.”

A member of the New York Bar and a solicitor in England and Wales, Ms Salomon is a Vice-President of the ICC Court and a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins where she is Global Co-Chair of the firm’s international arbitration practice. Ms Salomon is an experienced and accomplished counsel and arbitrator in both ad hoc arbitrations and cases conducted under institutional rules – including those of ICC. Ms Salomon has also been active in professional initiatives and pro bono work on inclusion and diversity throughout her career. Her longstanding links with ICC also include serving as Co-chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR Taskforce on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration.

ICC Court President Alexis Mourre said: “Claudia is an outstanding practitioner of universal reputation, and it has been a true pleasure and a great privilege working with her as Vice-President of the Court since July 2018. With her expertise, experience, and unique leadership, she will bring the Court to a new level and further strengthen its position as the best and most preferred arbitral institution in all regions of the world.”
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