Linklaters is delighted to announce that partner Françoise Lefèvre has been appointed to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, one of the world's most experienced and renowned international arbitration institutions.
Françoise has over 35 years’ experience of advising on the most complex business-critical arbitrations and disputes, as well as being a well-respected arbitrator. She is widely regarded as one of the leading arbitration experts in Belgium. Notably, she was successful in the landmark Cytec case which set out the limits of judicial review of an arbitral award in the framework of annulment procedures in Belgium and France. Françoise was Linklaters’ worldwide litigation and arbitration head from 2007 to 2010, before chairing the firm’s global international arbitration practice until 2016.
Appointed by the ICC World Council on the proposal of the ICC Court’s President, she is going to serve a three-year term beginning on 1 July. This appointment does not prevent Françoise from continuing her arbitration practice as counsel and arbitrator, including in the framework of ICC arbitrations.
Founded in 1923, the International Court of Arbitration is one of the world’s leading arbitral institutions. It exercises judicial supervision of arbitration proceedings in accordance with the ICC Rules of Arbitration and helps resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment. These efforts are supported by the Court’s Secretariat, which is made up of more than 80 lawyers and support personnel.
Linklaters Partner Roland Ziadé has also been a member of the ICC Court for the last nine years (2009 to 2018), whilst Managing Associate Clément Fouchard is currently one of the regional representatives for Europe at the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), the largest young arbitration practitioners association.