prize is awarded biennially for demonstrating excellent legal writing and
making an outstanding new contribution in the field of international commercial
law, including arbitration, by anyone under the age of 40.
competition jury, made up of a select number of ICC Institute Council members,
selected Ms Debourg’s thesis from 34 entries covering 16 nationalities and five
continents, a marked increase over the previous two editions of the Prize.
commented that the prize offered her a great opportunity to promote her research
beyond academic circles.
deeply honoured that my thesis has been selected and has received recognition
from such a prestigious institution,” Ms Debourg said. “The Prize represents a
major achievement after several years of hard work.”
of conflicting decisions in international arbitration is very complex and
reflects a current practical concern while raising interesting and difficult
theoretical questions,” Ms Debourg replied when asked why she chose her topic.
“It was an inspiring challenge to devote several years of study to this issue.”
that she would use the prize money to publish her work and conduct further
research in France and abroad in the field of international arbitration.
this year’s edition covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from
international arbitration to banking, investment, trade finance, and
sustainable development, among others.
launching the Institute Prize five years ago, our aim was to encourage the
analysis of jurisprudence, and also to inspire young scholars to consider how
those legal principles are applied in practice in today's global economy,” said
Georges Affaki, Vice-Chairman of the ICC Banking Commission and Head of
Structured Finance, CIB Legal at BNP Paribas. “The Prize's success is clearly
demonstrated by the fact that the number of applications has grown year-on-year
to this year's record level.”
been delighted with both the number and the quality of the theses,” Mr Affaki
for the 2011 edition include BNP Paribas, and the law offices of Erdem &
Erdem and L.O. Baptista.
deadline for applying for the next edition of the Prize is 1 July 2013. To
download an application form and view applicable rules visit the ICC InstitutePrize webpages