José is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group of the firm based in our Paris office. He represents private and public entities in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. He also sits as arbitrator in commercial ad-hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings.

Before joining the firm, José served at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where he held a number of positions including Deputy Counsel, Counsel and Managing Counsel before he was appointed Deputy Secretary General in 2011. He also served as Secretary of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group, Co-Chair of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and Acting Secretary General.

José has unique experience and insight gained from his career at the ICC Court and has a specialist profile within the sector. During the course of his career, he has supervised thousands of arbitration cases and reviewed an equal number of arbitral awards in a wide range of jurisdictions, languages and applicable laws. José also played an important role in key strategic initiatives at the ICC such as the 2012 and 2017 revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration, the gold standard in terms of institutional arbitration, and the drafting of the revised 2017 Rules of ICC as Appointing Authority. He was also instrumental in designing and implementing the ICC Court’s new policies to increase efficiency, transparency and diversity in international arbitration. José assisted in the establishment of the ICC Court case management offices in New York City and Sao Paulo, the ICC Arab Arbitration Group, and the opening of an ICC Court representative office in Shanghai.

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Jose Ricardo Feris