Winner of the Young ICCA Essay Competition announced

We are pleased to announce Lilit Nagapetyan, as the winner of the Young ICCA Essay Competition. The Young ICCA Essay Competition, launched in February, invited authors to take a position for or against confidentiality undermining the legitimacy of the international arbitration process.


Lilit Nagapetyan, a lawyer at CANDEY and PhD candidate at the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration, will be awarded a speaking slot on the “Arbitration’s Printing Press” panel at the ICCA Congress in Edinburgh, and her winning essay will be published in the next volume of the ICCA Congress Series.


On receiving the news, Lilit said “I am very grateful to ICCA and Young ICCA for such an amazing initiative which provides opportunities to early-career practitioners and scholars to be part of the global arbitration community and to engage in the topical discussions. I greatly look forward to the ICCA Congress 2022.


An honourable mention goes to Michael Kotrly, a Barrister with One Essex Court in London, whose essay won 2nd place.


The Competition furthers Young ICCA's mission to open the doors of international arbitration to talented young practitioners, and to give them a platform to showcase their written advocacy skills. Our thanks to the 2022 Competition Committee and Advisory Board for their contributions towards making the inaugural Young ICCA Essay Competition a success.