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ICC International Court of Arbitration Appoints Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka as Vice-President

ICC International Court of Arbitration Appoints Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka as Vice-President

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CMS' Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka has been appointed as Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Aside from Surdek-Janicka, 33 lawyers from CEE were appointed as members and alternate members of the court.

According to CMS the appointment, effective July 1, 2021, represents the first time a lawyer from Poland will serve as Vice-President of the ICC Court.

"This nomination is a distinction not only for me personally but above all for the Polish National Committee of the ICC and – more broadly – the entire arbitration community in Poland," said Surdek-Janicka. "What’s important for the business community is the expeditious and cost-effective conduct of arbitration by independent and impartial arbitrators – specialists in various areas, as well as the prompt delivery and the enforceability of arbitral awards, which, in respect of international arbitration, is safeguarded by the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, of which Poland is also a signatory."

The following are the CEE members (alternate members are marked with an asterisk):

  • Austria:
    • Gerold Zeiler of Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich
    • Anne-Karin Grill of AKG Advisory*
  • Belarus:
    • Alexandre Khrapoutski of Lex Torre Law Office
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina:
    • Zinka Grbo of the Faculty of Law of the University of Sarajevo
  • Bulgaria:
    • Ina Popova of Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Croatia:
    • Hrvoje Markovinovic of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb
  • Czech Republic:
    • Karolina Horakova of Skils
    • Michelle Sindler (independent)*
  • Estonia:
    • Paul Keres of Levin
    • Triinu Hiob of Njord Law Firm*
  • Greece:
    • Marily Paralika of Fieldfisher
    • Georgios Panopoulos of Lambadarios Law Firm*
  • Hungary:
    • Peter Nagy of Nagy es Trocsanyi
    • Marianne Kecsmar of Pellerin Kecsmar Mirza*
  • Latvia:
    • Galina Zukova of Zukova Legal
    • Eva Kalnina of Levy Kaufmann-Kohler*
  • Lithuania:
    • Renata Berzanskiene of Orlen Lietuva
  • Montenegro:
    • Tanja Planinic of Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law
  • North Macedonia:
    • Danela Arsovska of the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce
  • Poland:
    • Maciej Jamka of DWF
    • Bartosz Kruzewski of Clifford Chance
  • Romania:
    • Cristiana-Irinel Stoica of Stoica & Asociatii
    • Luminita Popa of Suciu Popa*
  • Russia:
    • Julia Zagonek of White & Case
    • Dmitry Dyakin of Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners*
  • Serbia:
    • Milena Djordjevic of the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade
  • Slovakia:
    • Tomas Borec of Borec & Bohunsky
    • Roman Prekop of Barger Prekop*
  • Slovenia:
    • Maja Menard of Fatur & Menard
  • Turkey:
    • Ercument Erdem of Erdem & Erdem
    • Bennar Aydogdu of BennArb Law Firm*
  • Ukraine:
    • Maria Kostytska of Winston & Strawn
    • Olena Perepelynska of Integrites*

Members of the Court are appointed for three-year terms by the World Council.