In-house counsel design dispute management conference with ICC

The Advisory-Committee of in-house counsel is participating in the design of the ICC International Mediation Conference.

The mission of the Advisory Committee of in-house counsel


The ICC International Centre for ADR has nominated an Advisory Committee of in-house counsel from major international companies to contribute to the design of one of its most business-focused dispute resolution conferences, the annual ICC International Mediation Conference.

The 4th edition of the Conference will take place on 7 February 2013 at ICC's headquarters in Paris.

To ensure that the Conference meets the needs of the users of international dispute resolution, the Advisory Committee of in-house counsel has been asked to provide input on the issues they and their colleagues have always wished could be addressed, the format that creates the most dynamic and qualitative discussion environment and the type of materials they would expect to take back to their companies after the Conference.

Following the trend set by the previous three editions, the Conference will look at dispute resolution and management questions, with a special focus on the role mediation can play in avoiding, de-escalating and resolving disputes as time and cost efficiently as possible.

As is evidenced by being one of the ICC conferences with the highest in-house counsel attendance, the involvement of the Advisory Committee also underlines the ICC International Centre for ADR’s commitment to hosting a conference that effectively meets the expectations and needs of business.

The members of the Advisory Committee

The members for the 4th ICC International Mediation Conference are:

  • Ms. Christine Guerrier, VP Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Thales Group
  • Ms. Deborah Masucci, Vice President, Office of Dispute Resolution , American International Group
  • Ms. Isabelle Balestra, Legal Director, Vinci Construction Grands Projets
  • Mr. Jorge Perez-Vera, Senior Counsel, New Business and Development, Total
  • Mr. Iohann Le Frapper, Vice-President& General Counsel Networks Group, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Mr. Kai-Uwe Karl, Senior Counsel – Litigation, GE Oil & Gas
  • Mr. Kent Dreadon, Head of Legal, Telefonica UK Limited
  • Mr. Ulrich Hagel, Senior Expert Dispute Resolution, Bombardier

Supporters and sponsors

In addition the conference series has been and also has the support of the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACCE), the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group (CCIAG), the Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprises (AFJE) and the Roundtable Mediation and Conflict Management of the German Economy as well as other organizations.

ICC thanks its Silver sponsors, KPMG and King & Spalding, for supporting the 2013 Conference. More information regarding media partnership and sponsorship opportunities are available here.

Further information and any questions

Further information including the conference program and opening of registration will be made available over the next few weeks.
For more information about the conference series please click here.

For any questions regarding the Conference, or to pre-register please contact us