IADC member and Tommy Thomas co-founder and consultant Sitpah Selvaratnam has been appointed to the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Court of Arbitration (ICA) where she will serve a three-year term as a member.
She is one of the 176 members from 104 countries appointed by the ICC’s supreme governing body for the court’s 2018-2021 term. The members represent a gender parity of 88 women and 88 men, ICC said in a recent statement. The appointment was firmed up earlier this year.
ICA aims to resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment. It performs the role by providing individuals, businesses, and governments with a variety of customisable services for every stage of their dispute. Although called a court in name, ICA does not make formal judgments on disputed matters. Instead, it exercises judicial supervision of arbitration proceedings, according to information at its website.
The parent body ICC, which claims a global network of over six million members in more than 100 countries, describes itself as a world business organisation helping businesses of all sizes and in all countries to operate internationally and responsibly.
Sitpah is a counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration. For the last 10 years, she has sat on numerous regional arbitration panels to settle international disputes. Her practice focuses on corporate insolvency, commercial and shipping litigation, and disputes.