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<xTITLE>The Arbitration Conversation No. 36: Mirèze Philippe Special Counsel ICC International Court of Arbitration</xTITLE>

The Arbitration Conversation No. 36: Mirèze Philippe Special Counsel ICC International Court of Arbitration

by Mirèze Philippe, Amy Schmitz
December 2020

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Mirèze Philippe, Special Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, on gender diversity in arbitration.



Mirèze Philippe

Mirèze is a French lawyer of French and Lebanese origin. She also holds a Master in Business Administration. She speaks English, French, Arabic, German and understands Spanish. She is Special Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration that she has joined in 1984.


After having administered arbitration procedures at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for several years, she was entrusted with numerous projects, such as building with IT engineers the NetCase platform for conducting arbitrations in a secure online environment, promoting ICC arbitration in the Arab region, organising and moderating several conferences and workshops, cooperating with the ICC Institute and drafting arbitration mock cases and moderating workshops, contributing to an ICC arbitration on-line training, contributing to a programme for ICC National Committees. She is currently mainly in charge of coordinating internal practices and of a legal training program.


She is founding co-president of ArbitralWomen and Board member, member of the Editorial Board of ArbitralWomen’s Newsletter and ArbitralWomen’s Kluwer postings, member of the Steering Committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, member of the board of advisors of Arbitrator Intelligence, member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution, founder of the ICC Court Counsel Alumni. She was also member of the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ODR.


She taught arbitration at the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers (Paris) and at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) (Rome). She gives occasionally a class on arbitration and ODR. Mirèze speaks and writes on arbitration and ODR (articles available on She is occasionally evaluator and arbitrator at the Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration.

Professor Amy Schmitz joined the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution as the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law in 2016. Previously she was a Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law for over 16 years. Prior to teaching, Professor Schmitz practiced law with large law firms in Seattle and Minneapolis, and served as a law clerk for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.  Professor Schmitz teaches courses in Contracts, Lawyering, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), AI, Data Analytics and the Law, Arbitration, International Arbitration, and Consumer Law. She has been heavily involved in ODR teaching and research for a long time and is a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, as well as the Co-Chair of the ABA Technology Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section and the ODR Task Force.  She serves on the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee on Commercial and Consumer Law, was an External Scientific Fellow of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, and is a researcher with the ACT Project exploring AI and ODR. Professor Schmitz has published over 50 articles in law journals and books, and a book, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection, with Colin Rule.