Samaa Haridi becomes a Vice-President of the ICC Court

Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that New York partner Samaa Haridi has been elected as one of the 12 new Vice-Presidents of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Court of Arbitration. Elected by the ICC World Council on 11 June, Samaa will serve a three-year term beginning July 1. The new configuration of the ICC Court for its 2021-2024 mandate makes it the most gender and geographically diverse composition in the history of the institution.

Samaa’s appointment as a Vice-President to the ICC Court comes at a truly historic time for the ICC. In November 2020, ICC announced that Claudia Salomon had been recommended by the ICC Executive Board for election as President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Claudia Salomon was formally elected on 11 June. Claudia Salomon’s election marks a milestone in the ICC International Court of Arbitration’s almost 100-year history, as she is the first woman to become President.

Samaa has longstanding links with the ICC, having been previously served on the ICC Court from 2018 to June 2021. Founded in 1923, the International Court of Arbitration administers arbitrations in accordance with the ICC Rules of Arbitration, and helps resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment. The work of the members of the ICC International Court of Arbitration ensures the quality and enforceability of ICC Awards.

“I am truly honored to serve in this role, and I look forward to working with President Salomon and the other members of the ICC Court to continue to build on the success of the ICC.” said Haridi.

This appointment does not prevent Samaa from continuing her international arbitration practice as counsel and as an arbitrator, including serving as an arbitrator in ICC arbitrations.

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