Mirčze Philippe is Special Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and has joined the ICC in 1984. She is a French lawyer of French and Lebanese origin. She holds a post-graduate degree in Business law and a master in Business Administration. She speaks English, French, Arabic, German and understands Spanish.
After having administered several hundreds of procedures including scrutinizing awards within one of the arbitration teams, Mirčze was promoted to Special Counsel. Alongside IT engineers she helped develop the NetCase platform to conduct arbitration procedures in a secure online environment. She has since then specialized in online dispute resolution. Additionally, she has helped foster ICC Arbitration in the Middle East by traveling throughout the region giving lectures and teaching workshops; she has drafted mock cases and moderated numerous arbitration workshops; she has contributed to an ICC arbitration online training and to a training programme for ICC National Committees. She is currently mainly in charge of coordinating internal practices, overseeing a legal training program and is in charge of the internship programme at the Secretariat of the Court.
She taught arbitration at the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers (Paris, France) and at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) (Rome, Italy). She teaches online dispute resolution at the MOOC diplôme universitaire en ligne Droit de l'Arbitrage (Montpellier, France) and at the Swiss International Law School (SiLS) (Basel, Switzerland). She participates to the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot as evaluator or arbitrator.
Mirčze speaks and writes on arbitration and online dispute resolution (ODR). She also speaks on unconscious bias and diversity (articles available on www.arbitralwomen.org).
She is founding co-president of ArbitralWomen (www.arbitralwomen.org), member of the Steering Committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (www.arbitrationpledge.com), member of the Board of Advisors of Arbitrator Intelligence (www.arbitratorintelligence.org), member of the Advisory Board of Association Arbitri (associationarbitri.com), Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution, fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution ("NCTDR") (odr.info), Founder of the ICC Court's Secretariat Amicale. She was also member of the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ODR.