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Publication Date: 24 October 2022
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    The organisers of this well-deserved tribute to Alexis Mourre have relieved me of the arduous task of writing a doctrinal article and have invited me to share some thoughts about our esteemed honouree.

    I could try to paint a picture of Alexis, but the tribute paid to him by Eduardo Zuleta in Bogotá when he replaced Alexis as senior co-chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee is unsurpassable. Eduardo offered a colourful review of Alexis' personal and professional life, with a rich blend of seriousness, humour and emotion. So poignant and accurate was that review of someone as multifaceted as Alexis that little more can be said about him that was not said at the time.

    I have had the privilege of meeting Alexis on numerous occasions, for different reasons and in different parts of the world. Without claiming to be exhaustive, I remember combining hard work with incredible fun in places as distant as Barcelona, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Houston, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Paris, Quito, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Vancouver or Washington. Certainly, it is a small world.

    We worked together on numerous occasions at the IBA Arbitration Committee, especially on the final drafting of the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest, together with Eduardo Zuleta himself, Pierre Bienvenu and Bernard Hanotiau. I have also had the pleasure of sitting on arbitral tribunals with Alexis and met with him at countless congresses and other public and private events.

    Although Alexis excels in many professional capacities, I have always admired two particular facets, which I believe define his personality perfectly. The first is his enormous work capacity, always ready and willing to give his all in any of the tasks he undertakes. Alexis works and makes others work around him. His closest collaborators while at the head of the ICC Court can attest to thi

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