White & Case LLP's New York–based partner Ank Santens has been elected to the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
"I am delighted to have been appointed as a member of the LCIA Court," said Ank Santens. "It is an excellent opportunity to work with fellow prominent arbitration practitioners and contribute to the LCIA's continued success."
The LCIA Court consists of up to 35 members, plus representatives of associated institutions, and former presidents, selected to provide and maintain a balance of leading practitioners in commercial arbitration, from the major trading areas of the world. The LCIA Court is the final authority for the proper application of the LCIA rules and its principal functions are appointing tribunals, determining challenges to arbitrators, and controlling costs.
Santens has been named a thought leader (Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Arbitration 2019), one of the "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in Arbitration (Who’s Who Legal's Future Leaders 2017), and "Best in Commercial Arbitration" (Euromoney's Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2016), among other rankings. In addition to her position on the LCIA Court, Santens is a member of the Board of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and Delos Dispute Resolution. She is also a Member of the Executive Committees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) and the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA).
Santens' five year term begins this month (May 2019) and runs until May 2024.
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