Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of London-based Senior Associate Stuart Bruce as Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom’s Energy and Environment Committee. Mr. Bruce will support the Committee’s Chair, Nick Baird, former UK Ambassador and Chief Executive Officer of UK Trade and Investment, and will also join ex officio the Policy Committee of the ICC UK Board.
The ICC is the world’s largest business organization, representing 45 million businesses in more than 100 countries. The ICC works to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation through a mix of advocacy and standard-setting activities, along with dispute resolution services. Its members include many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.
Mr. Bruce joined the Committee in 2018. Since then, Mr. Bruce and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP have offered their experience in public international law to contribute to ICC business and environment-related initiatives. In February 2019, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP hosted an ICC UK roundtable with business and government on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which led to the formation of a UK business delegation, including Mr. Bruce, that attended the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2019, where the UK government reported on its implementation of the SDGs. Mr. Bruce has also attended UN intergovernmental negotiations, including the ongoing international climate change negotiations.
Mr. Bruce’s work with the Energy and Environment Committee complements Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP’s broader contribution to ICC bodies, including the UK Arbitration and ADR Committee, and its other international initiatives.