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YMG Essay Competition winner announcement

03 Dec 2020

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Young members Group (YMG) is delighted to announce the results of the essay competition 2020. This year’s competition invited participants to prepare a procedural order and explanatory note in relation to virtual hearings. The winner will be profiled in the CIArb YMG newsletter.

First place goes to Nicholas Tam MCIArb

Nicholas is an Asia-based offshore litigator handling complex multi-jurisdictional disputes spanning banking, insolvency and restructuring, shareholder disputes, trusts, and general commercial matters. Read Nicholas Tam’s bio here.

Read Nicholas’ procedural order and explanatory note.

The runner-up goes to Marcus Liew ACIArb

Marcus assists in arbitral proceedings as tribunal secretary or law clerk to the residents of The Arbitration Chambers. Read Marcus Liew’s bio here.

Read Marcus’ procedural order and explanatory note.

Third place goes to Subhiksh Vasudev

Subhiksh is an Indian qualified advocate and is certified to practice law all over India. He is also a part-qualified English solicitor (MCT, QLTS) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication engineering. Read Subhiksh Vasudev’s bio here.

Read Subhiksh’s procedural order and explanatory note.

Isabel Lightbody was also selected for her robust essay writing.

Isabel is a Trilingual trainee solicitor with experience in disputes and banking & finance. Read Isabel Lightbody’s bio here.

Read Isabel’s procedural order and explanatory note.

The essays were selected following a two-steps process:

Selection by an editorial jury:

Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou, MCIArb - Chair of the YMG Steering Committee

Alexander G Leventhal, ACIArb - CIArb YMG Global Steering Committee Member & Senior Associate at Quinn Emanuel’s

Mercy A Okiro MCIArb - CIArb YMG Global Steering Committee Member & Executive Counsel Member at AYA

João Marçal Martins ACIArb - Senior Associate at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown Brazil

Rainbow Willard ACIArb – Committee Member and Counsel at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Dharam Jumani FCIArb – CIArb YMG Global Steering Committee Member and Counsel, Chambers of Mr. S.U. Kamdar, Senior Advocate

Selection amongst the best entries by an honorary jury, composed of:

Funke Adekoya FCIArb - Partner and Head of Disputes Resolution Practice Group at AELEX

Mohamed Abdel Wahab MCIArb - Professor of Law and Founding Partner and Head of Arbitration at Zulficar & Partners Law Firm

Michael Mcllwrath

Thank you to all our participants who took part in this year’s competition.

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