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CIArb’s New York Branch 2019/20 International Arbitration Writing Competition Winner

01 Apr 2020

CIArb’s New York Branch is pleased to announce that Lim Siyang Lucas is the winner of CIArb’s New York Branch 2019/20 International Arbitration Writing Competition.

This marks the second year that the New York Branch has held a student writing competition, which it plans to hold annually as a Spring semester event open to full-time students at law schools located in the CIArb New York Branch territory consisting of the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Mr. Lucas’ article was selected by a distinguished panel of judges comprised of arbitrators Jennifer Kirby of KIRBY, Daniel Schimmel of Foley Hoag LLP, and Marc J. Goldstein of MJG Arbitration & Mediation, each of whom is a Fellow of CIArb and member of the New York Branch.

A cash prize of $5,000 is being awarded to Mr. Lucas, an LLM student at New York University School of Law (Class of 2020), for his article, “Rules of Procedure and the Blurred Lines of the 1958 New York Convention”. Mr. Lucas’ article tackles the problems that can arise under Article III of the Convention, which calls upon Contracting States to enforce arbitral awards in accordance with their own ‘rules of procedure.’ Describing his piece as “thoughtful and rigorous,” the judges commended Mr. Lucas for suggesting “a way forward that is as practical as it is innovative”.

In addition to being awarded a cash prize, Mr. Lucas’ article will be considered for potential inclusion in a forthcoming CIArb publication.

CIArb’s NY Branch thanks all students who submitted articles and the competition judges for the generous contribution of their time.

The Competition Committee:

Richard L. Mattiaccio, FCIArb., C.Arb. , NY Branch Chair

Stephanie Cohen, FCIArb, NY Branch Vice Chair

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