It has just been announced that the LCIA Board has, on the recommendation of the LCIA Court, reappointed Paula Hodges QC to lead the LCIA Court as President for a second term.
First appointed in 2019, Paula served her three-year term alongside LCIA Director General Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof. Before this, Paula served as Vice President of the Court for several years and was also an LCIA Board member for a decade.
During Paula’s Presidency of the LCIA Court the LCIA has introduced and implemented the LCIA Rules 2020 and grappled with issues such as Brexit and the Covid 19 pandemic. Alongside her role at the LCIA, Paula continues to work full-time as Head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice.
Commenting on her appointment, Paula said:
“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to do a second term as LCIA President. With the 2020 Rules now being in full swing and the increasing reach of the LCIA globally, there are many exciting initiatives afoot and I am delighted to be able to work with the LCIA Secretariat, Court and Board to bring all our plans to fruition over the next three years.”
Paula’s over-arching aims are for the LCIA to continue to expand internationally attracting parties and arbitrators from all over the world, and to ensure that the LCIA keeps ahead of evolving arbitration trends.
The LCIA Court is the guardian of how the rules are applied to ensure that the high standing of the LCIA as an arbitral institution is preserved.
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