Scottish Arbitration Centre figures appointed to ICC committee



Brandon Malone

Brandon Malone, chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has been appointed to the International Chamber of Commerce UK Committee for Arbitration and ADR.

Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of the centre, has been appointed to the Committee as Mr Malone’s alternate.

The pair will be representing Scottish practitioners on the committee, part of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - the world’s largest business organisation with more, than 6.5 million members in over 130 countries.

The International Court of Arbitration, a leading body for the resolution of business disputes by arbitration, is also part of the ICC.

ICC UK is the ICC’s National Committee (representative office) in the UK, and has a role in nominating arbitrators based in the UK to this Court.

Mr Mackenzie said: “We have had a number of discussions with ICC regarding ICC UK and its role in nominating arbitrators based in the UK to its International Court of Arbitration Court, keen to ensure that Scottish arbitrators are considered by ICC.

“Clearly this has paid off, with our invitation to represent Scottish practitioners on this new committee.”

The new Arbitration and ADR committee will be chaired initially by John Beechey, former president of the International Court of Arbitration.

Other members of the committee are:

  • Michael Black QC, XXIV Old Buildings
  • Philippa Charles, Stewarts Law LLP
  • Philip Clifford, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Kate Davis, Allen &Overy LLP
  • Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Ania Farren, K&L Gates LLP
  • Hilary Heilbron QC, Brick Court Chambers
  • Simon Nesbitt QC, Maitland Chambers
  • Constantine Partasides QC, Three Crowns LLP
  • Alan Redfern, One Essex Court
  • Peter Rees QC, 39 Essex Chambers

There are also four ex officio members:

  • Sophie Lamb, Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Julian Lew QC, Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Chris Newmark, Chairman, ICC Arbitration and Mediation Commission
  • Michael Young, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

The committee has also created a sub-committee, which will propose arbitrators for appointment when the UK National Committee is approached for a nomination by the ICC Court.

The selection sub-committee will be chaired by Peter Rees QC and its first members are:

  • Joanne Cross, BP plc
  • Matthew Weiniger QC, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Kate Davis, Allen &Overy LLP