About the Gillis Wetter Memorial Prize

We are delighted to invite you to submit an essay for The Gillis Wetter Memorial Prize.

 Dr Gillis Wetter was the author of many highly regarded texts on international arbitration, including “The International Arbitral Process” (1979), and was one of the first truly great international arbitration lawyers of modern times. He is remembered in particular for extending an “avuncular and helping hand” to those students and young lawyers seeking to make their way in the world of international arbitration. His untimely death in 1995 was viewed by his friends and colleagues as a great loss to the cause of international arbitration.

To commemorate his role as a scholar and educator in the field of international arbitration, the annual Gillis Wetter Memorial Prize was established by the LCIA in 1996.

Young lawyers and students aged 40 and below are invited to submit an essay on issues arising in the field of international arbitration. The issues may relate to private (commercial) or public practice and the essay should be 6,000 words or fewer (including footnotes).

The winner of the competition will receive a prize worth no less than £5,000 and their essay will be published in Arbitration International.

The Judges
The essays are judged by a panel of five noted experts in the field of international arbitration, presided over by Professor William W Park (General Editor of Arbitration International and President of the LCIA Court) and assisted by the YIAG co-Chairs.

Competition rules
Before entering the competition, please read the full rules on the LCIA website.

To submit your essay, please log in to your YIAG account on the Gillis Wetter Memorial Prize web page and click ‘Submit essay’ in the left hand menu.

All entries are to be submitted online, via the LCIA website, www.lcia.org. Entries will not be accepted by any other means.

The deadline for entries is 15 November 2014 (midnight GMT).

You are eligible to enter an essay for the Gillis Wetter Prize as a member of the Young International Arbitration Group (“YIAG”).

Members of the Association can be an individual with a law degree, is a specialist in international commercial arbitration or have a professional interest in international commercial arbitration and share the goals and objectives of the Association. Read more