Elliot Polebaum, a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in Washington, has been nominated as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Commission on Arbitration.
The ICC’s Commission on Arbitration serves as a forum for pooling ideas on issues relating to international arbitration and other forums of dispute resolution. The ICC sets voluntary rules that companies from all parts of the world apply to millions of transactions every year. The rules created by the Commission on Arbitration, such as the Rules of Arbitration and the ADR Rules, have become part of the legal fabric of international commerce.
Currently the membership of the Commission on Arbitration is composed of more than 450 international legal specialists that are named by the ICC’s national committees in over 90 countries.
Mr. Polebaum leads Fried Frank’s international arbitration practice, dividing his time between the firm’s Washington and Paris offices, and is co-chair of the Washington office’s litigation department. He represents a wide variety of U.S. and non-U.S. corporations in international arbitrations throughout the world, and has acted in cases subject to the rules of the ICC, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the London Court of International Arbitration, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, among others. He is listed as one of the world’s leading lawyers in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration and in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.