The University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute together with Young ICCA are delighted to announce that the 2015 Young ICCA Scholarship winner is Davide Schiavetti. An Italian native, Davide obtained both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Law at Universita Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Davide was offered a merit-based grant to participate in the University's Exchange Program and spent a semester at the University of Richmond Law School. His winning essay was entitled “Transparency in Investment Arbitration: will the Mauritius Convention cure its schizophrenia?.” Marike Paulsson, Director of the International Arbitration Institute, says that “Davide was a strong candidate despite being the youngest candidate and fits the profile of the Young ICCA Member. Davide demonstrates a wide interest in rule of law ranging from international arbitration to the role of Westernization with respect to Shari'a and Marriage.”
We are pleased to announce that the first ever winner of the Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) – Young ICCA Scholarship is Estefanía Contreras, a Colombia native set to commence her studies at MIDS in Geneva this September. Estefanía obtained her law degree from the Universidad Externado de Colombia, and her specialisation diploma in International Business Law from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Diego Gutierrez, Executive Director of the Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), says that “Estefanía had excellent academic credentials and an impressive resume for her young age combining extensive experience in various capacities in leading moot court competitions worldwide relevant to the MIDS, together with practical experience as a Colombian lawyer, and a keen academic interest on international investment arbitration. Overall we find Estefanía to be an outstanding candidate for the MIDS and for the Young ICCA Scholarship, and we have great expectations of her”.
ICCA is pleased to announce the launch of a new Series -- the ICCA Reports -- which will publish occasional papers prepared by ICCA interest groups and project groups, in the hope that they will stimulate discussion and debate in our field.
The first in this Series -- the Young ICCA Guide on Arbitral Secretaries, prepared by a Young ICCA project committee -- is now available for download for public comment. Comments may be addressed to ICCAreports@arbitration-icca.org.