The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed 16 new members from 14 countries to serve terms commencing on 1 July 2016 running until 30 June 2018. Elections took place today in Sao Paulo during a meeting of ICC’s supreme governing body, the World Council, in accordance with provisions set out in the ICC constitution and statutes of the Court.

Members of the ICC Court are appointed by the World Council on the proposal of ICC local offices known as national committees and groups, with alternate members appointed by the World Council upon proposal of the Court President.

The elections bring the total number of Court members to 145 and the number of countries they represent from 80 to 84.