2 July 2004 – LAWFUEL – The LCIA (London Court of International Arbi…

2 July 2004 – LAWFUEL – The LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) today announced that Jan Paulsson, a partner in international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has been elected as the new President of the LCIA Court. Mr Paulsson succeeds Professor Dr Gerold Herrmann, who had presided over the Court since his retirement as Secretary of UNCITRAL in 2001.

Commenting on the appointment Adrian Winstanley, Director-General and Registrar of
the LCIA, said: ‘Jan is undoubtedly one of the leading international commercial
arbitrators in the world and had previously been a most active Vice President of the
LCIA Court. He is held in very high esteem in arbitration circles. All of his
colleagues at the LCIA enthusiastically welcome his appointment to this prestigious
role and are very much looking forward to working with him’.

The President is appointed by the LCIA Board, on the recommendation of the Court, to
serve for a period of up to three years and is eligible for reappointment. The
President is assisted by seven Vice Presidents who are drawn from the other 34
eminent and cosmopolitan Members of the Court. The President actively presides over
a Court that performs many vital functions under the LCIA Rules, including the
selection and appointment of Tribunals, determining challenges to arbitrators, and
monitoring and approving the costs of arbitrations. The President also fulfils many
key public engagements as the senior Officer of the institution.

‘All who serve the LCIA from the dedicated staff in London to members on all
continents, are aware of the fundamental importance of the rule of law in
international transactions, and the need to resolve disputes effectively and
efficiently. Our constant objective is to maintain and enhance the LCIA’s reputation
for thorough professionalism and uncompromising neutrality,’ said Jan Paulsson.


For more information contact:
In Paris – Jan Paulsson, T +33 1 44 56 44 80, M +33 6 07 89 66 12, E
jan.paulsson@freshfields.com or Florence Henriet, director, marketing and
communications, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris, T +33 1 44 56 44 12, M +33 6
07 351 433, E florence.henriet@freshfields.com

In London – Adrian Winstanley, Director-General and Registrar, LCIA, T +44 20 7936
7007, E aw@lcia-arbitration.com or Barbara Grüll, PR manager, Freshfields Bruckhaus
Deringer, T +44 20 7427 3984, M +44 7747 767 312, E barbara.gruell@freshfields.com

Notes for editors

Jan Paulsson
Jan Paulsson, born in Sweden, is the head of the international arbitration group in
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, as well as joint head of the firm’s public
international law group. He holds degrees from Harvard, Yale and the University of
Paris. Based in Paris since beginning his practice in 1975, he has worked
exclusively in the field of arbitration, acting as counsel and arbitrator under the
rules of all major international arbitration bodies, as well as before the
International Court of Justice.

He is a judge of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and a Yorke Distinguished
Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge. He was a Vice
President of the LCIA from 1985 – 2003, and is the author of several text books and
numerous articles on international arbitration. He speaks English, French, Swedish
and Spanish.

Formed in 1892, the LCIA is probably the longest-established institution for the
administration of commercial dispute resolution, and is widely regarded as one of
the top three international arbitration bodies in the world. Although headquartered
in London (which enjoys a growing reputation as one of the most important neutral
venues for all types of commercial dispute resolution), its organisation, operation
and outlook, and the services it provides, are worldwide. The LCIA Court, which is
the final authority for the proper application of the LCIA rules, is made up of 35
members selected from leading practitioners in commercial arbitration from the major
trading areas of the world. The LCIA Board is made up largely of prominent
London-based arbitration practitioners, but does not have an active role in casework

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comprehensive worldwide service to national and multinational corporations,
financial institutions and governments.

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