2013 Institute Prize opens

  • 9 July 2012
ICC Innovation

The ICC Institute of World Business Law has launched the 2013 contest for its bi-annual prize rewarding outstanding legal writing and contributions to international commercial law. The winner will receive a €10,000 cheque.

In 2011, 34 theses competed and ICC named Claire Debourg, of France, laureate of the third ICC Institute Prize for her thesis: “Contradictions in international arbitration decisions” (“Les contrariétés de décisions dans l’arbitrage international”).

The first edition of the prize, launched in 2007, saw 11 entries from six countries. Among the topics covered were the Vienna Convention, international contract negotiations, international global disputes at the World Trade Organization and a variety of global issues in arbitration.

The award went to Vincent Chantebout for his submission: “The prohibition of the review on the substance of the arbitral award.”

Contestants for the next round of the competition must enter by 1 April 2013. The award will be given in Paris at the end of November 2013 on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Institute of World Business Law.

The competition is open to any person except members and former members of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, members of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and its Secretariat, employees or colleagues from jury members’ companies. Candidates cannot be older than 40 years on the closing date for entries.

The works must be written in English or French, the two official languages of ICC. Authors will retain the copyright of their works and are free to publish them once the jury’s decision has been announced.

For further information, please consult the ICC Prize website.

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