New Secretary General of ICC International Court of Arbitration Named

Andrea Carlevaris
Andrea Carlevaris

The International Chamber of Commerce, the world business organization for which USCIB serves as the American national committee, has announced that Andrea Carlevaris has been named the new secretary general of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, succeeding Jason Fry, who is returning to private legal practice.

The ICC Court is the world’s foremost body for the resolution of cross-border commercial disputes. USCIB promotes use of the system, nominates arbitrators, refers parties to attorneys, organizes training and conferences, and serves as a resource for those wanting information on the arbitration process and other ICC dispute resolution services.

Having started his career with the ICC Court as counsel from 1999 to 2003, Carlevaris has been a member of the Court, representing Italy, for the last four years and was a partner at the Rome-based law firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo Studio Legale.

“It is very good news for the ICC Court and secretariat that Andrea Carlevaris has accepted the offer to succeed Jason Fry as Secretary General of the Court,” said John Beechey, president of the ICC Court. “Jason has set the bar very high, and I am confident that Andrea will be more than equal to the challenge.”

Carlevaris said: “Thanks to the unrivalled expertise of its members and the dedication and professionalism of its secretariat, the ICC International Court of Arbitration is recognized as the most prestigious dispute resolution institution in the world, and one to which I am extremely attached. Taking a leading role in its management is for me a challenge and an honor.”

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Staff Contact:   Nancy Thevenin

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Nancy Thevenin supports the USCIB Arbitration Committee and coordinates the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee. She works closely with USCIB’s Business Development team in ensuring a more comprehensive policy, legal and arbitration membership outreach to both law firms and corporations. Thevenin previously served as deputy director of the ICC Court of Arbitration’s North American marketing office. During her tenure, the group helped launch the ICC International Mediation Competition and developed USCIB Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), with Thevenin drafting the proposal for the ICC to make YAF a global organization. Nancy then joined Baker & McKenzie as a special counsel in and global coordinator of their International Arbitration Practice Group. She left Baker in 2014 to start her own practice as arbitrator and mediator and continues to teach the spring semester international commercial arbitration course at St. John’s Law School.
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