Global law firm Baker McKenzie is proud to announce the appointment of Claudia Benavides, Partner and Chair of the Global Dispute Resolution Practice, and the continued tenure of María del Carmen Tovar, Partner, as Members of the Court of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Court). Their appointment and reappointment, respectively, for the 2024-2027 term highlights our Firm’s dedication to excellence and leadership in the international legal field.  

Claudia, a distinguished arbitration practitioner and one of Forbes' "Most Powerful Women in Colombia" for 2023, will represent Colombia. Meanwhile, María del Carmen, recognized as the “Arbitration Lawyer of the Year in Latin America” for the second consecutive year by Women in Business Law, will continue to represent Peru. Prior to this role, Claudia was a Delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR for the 2021 - 2024 term.

The ICC Court members are appointed by the ICC World Council, based on recommendations from local ICC offices known as national committees and groups, or at the proposal of the Court's President. The Council comprises representatives from the global business community, including national committees and direct members, who convene annually.

With women constituting approximately 51% of the Court, boasting 97 female and 94 male members, this milestone underscores the ICC's dedication to fostering a diverse and representative body that mirrors the global business community it serves.

To review the complete list of members that will contribute to the ICC’s mission of resolving international business disputes, please click here
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