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2020-2021 Board of Directors and Officers

ITechLaw is pleased to announce the installation of its new slate of directors for the 2020 – 2021 year. Each director serves a one-year term, renewable for up to six years total. The current term began on May 20, 2020 and will conclude on May 25, 2021. The nominating committee, composed of

  • Christian Frank, Taylor Wessing PartGmbB, Nominating Committee Chair (until April 7)
  • Susan Barty, CMS London, Past President and Nominating Committee Member
  • Nikhil Narendran, Trilegal, Voting Member, Nominating Committee Member

has reported to the Executive Committee the following candidates for election as Directors of the Association for the year 2020 - 2021:

Board of Directors:

  • *John Buyers, Osborne Clarke, United Kingdom, Appointed 2020
  • Eliane de Vilder, Brinkhof, Netherlands, Appointed 2019
  • Hélène Deschamps Marquis, Deloitte Legal, Canada, Appointed 2019
  • Diego Fernández, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Argentina, Appointed 2016
  • Jessica Franken, Marquette University, United States, Appointed 2017
  • Eva Fredrikson, Vinge, Sweden, Appointed 2019
  • Doron Goldstein, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, United States, Appointed 2017
  • Clara Ann Gordon, Niederer Kraft Frey, Switzerland, Appointed 2018
  • *Dean Harvey, Perkins Coie LLP, United States, Appointed 2020
  • Sheena Jacob, CMS Holborn Asia, Singapore, Appointed 2017
  • *Julia Jacobson, Arent Fox LLP, United States, Appointed 2020
  • Charles Mudd, Jr., Mudd Law Offices, United States, Appointed 2015
  • Nikhil Narendran, Trilegal, India, Appointed 2017
  • Renato Opice-Blum, Opice Blum Attorneys at Law, Brazil, Appointed 2018
  • Julian Potter, WP Thompson, United Kingdom, Appointed 2019
  • *Barbara Sartori, CBA Studio Legale e Tributario, Italy, Appointed 2020
  • Dov Scherzer, Polsinelli, United States, Appointed 2019
  • Jürg Schneider, Walder Wyss & Partners Ltd., Switzerland, Appointed 2015
  • *Philipp Schröder-Ringe, HÄRTING Rechtsanwälte, Germany, Appointed 2020
  • Priti Suri, PSA, India, Appointed 2018
  • Anne Sutton, Sidley Austin, United States, Appointed 2016
  • Thomas Thalhofer, Noerr, Germany, Appointed 2019
  • Dimitri Timmer, Netherlands, Appointed 2017
  • Anne-Laure Villedieu, CMS Francis Lefebvre, France, Appointed 2018

*Newly appointed director

Appointment of Officers 

As regards nominations for the appointment of the officers of the Association, Christian Frank stepped down as chair of the Nominating Committee on April 7 and was replaced in this role by Past President Rob Weiss. In light of the unprecedented circumstances faced by the Association resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nominating Committee, with input from the Advisory Committee, presented a proposal to the Board of Directors to maintain the current officers for a second year. This proposal has been voted on and approved by the current Board of Directors. the slate of officers include:

  • PRESIDENT: Charles Morgan, McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Canada
  • VICE PRESIDENTY: Gabriela Kennedy, Mayer Brown, Hong Kong
  • TREASURER: Michael Peeters, DAC Beachcroft LLP, United Kingdom
  • SECRETARY: Peter Ruby, Godomans LLP, Canada
  • ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Laura Liguori, Portolano Cavallo, Italy
  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Christian Frank, Taylor Wessing LLP, Germany