Cavinder Bull SC, the CEO of Singapore Big Four law firm Drew & Napier, is set to become a member of the governing board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) after being elected to the same by other members.

The ICCA, one of the world’s leading arbitration bodies, is devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of resolving international commercial disputes. Its activities include convening international arbitration congresses and conferences, sponsoring authoritative dispute resolution publications, and promoting the harmonization of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws, procedures and standards.

The ICCA’s governing board currently comprises of 40 members who are recognized specialists in the field of dispute resolution. Additionally, there are 38 advisory members, with the two groups representing some 35 different countries. Notable Asian members on the governing board include Teresa Cheng SC, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice, and Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon. Another Singaporean member, barrister and arbitrator Michael Hwang SC, will step down from the governing board, and has been invited to be on the ICCA Advisory Board. 

Bull regularly appears as counsel in large international arbitration cases, and has also been presiding arbitrator in cases brought by foreign investors against countries such as Ukraine, Kuwait and Iraq.