ICCA Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez


In memory of former ICCA Governing Board Member Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez, whose untimely passing in July 2017 saddened friends and colleagues worldwide, ICCA has launched the ICCA-Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize. The Prize will be awarded biennially by ICCA during its Congress to the individual under 40 who has written the best published work on international arbitration, conciliation or other forms of dispute settlement over the past two years.


The inaugural ICCA-Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize was awarded to Professor Julian Arato for his paper entitled ‘The Private Law Critique of International Investment Law’. The announcement took place at a special ceremony held during the 2022 ICCA Congress in Edinburgh. Read more about the Prize-giving here and view Professor Arato's acceptance speech here.

About the 2024 Prize

The second edition of the ICCA-Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize is now closed for entries. Submissions are currently being reviewed. The winner of the 2024 Prize will receive an invitation to the ICCA Congress in Hong Kong in May 2024. The Prize goes towards the recipient’s costs of attending the ICCA Congress, including: (1) a Congress registration fee waiver; (2) economy class travel to the Congress venue; and (3) hotel accommodation during the Congress. The total monetary value of the Prize is ordinarily no more than USD 5,000.


All entries must be in the form of articles, essays, and individually-authored book chapters published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2022. The subject matter must fall within the realm of international arbitration, conciliation or other forms of dispute resolution. Authors must be under the age of 40 years and each author may only submit one entry.


All entries are reviewed by a Young ICCA Special Committee. The Young ICCA Special Committee creates a shortlist of 5-10 entries, from which an Advisory Board will select the final winner.


Review the Prize’s full terms and conditions (below) and ICCA’s Privacy Policy, available here.

Patrons of the Prize

  • Andrea, Patricio and Claudio Aguilar-Alvarez
  • Harry & Helena Burnett
  • Kenneth Fleuriet 
  • Edward Kehoe
  • Silvia Marchili
  • Caline Mouawad
  • Michael Reisman & Mahnoush Arsanjani
  • King & Spalding 
  • Eric Schwartz 
  • Eduardo Siqueiros
  • Kiyoshi Tsuru
  • John Savage
  • Reginald Smith
  • Richard Marooney

Premio Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez

The Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) has also established a prize in memory of Guillermo. This prize will be awarded to works published in Spanish. For more information, please visit: https://camex.com.mx/premio-guillermo-aguilar-alvarez/