Debevoise partners Ina C. Popova and Natalie Reid have been elected members of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration to serve a three-year term commencing on July 1, 2021. Ms. Popova has previously served as a member of the ICC Court representing Bulgaria and will continue to do so in the new term. Ms. Reid will represent Jamaica.
A leading arbitral institution since its founding in 1921, the ICC Court aids in the resolution of international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment. In its role, the Court supervises and administers arbitrations throughout all stages of the process. This year, the Court’s 195 members representing 121 countries comprise the most gender and geographically diverse group in the history of the institution, including the Court’s first female President, Claudia Salomon.
Ms. Popova and Ms. Reid are recognized within the legal community as among of the top international lawyers of their generation.
Ms. Popova has particular expertise in matters in the mining, energy, and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. She sits as arbitrator and serves as counsel in a broad range of international matters, focusing on international arbitration and litigation and public international law. She is dual-qualified in civil and common law.
Ms. Reid specializes in international arbitration, public international law, and complex commercial litigation matters. She regularly acts as counsel in commercial and treaty arbitrations and represents multinational corporations, States, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations in proceedings in international fora and U.S. courts. Ms. Reid also sits as an arbitrator in a wide range of commercial cases.
For more information on the full composition of the ICC Court, read the ICC’s announcement.