Winner of the Young ICCA Essay Competition announced

We are pleased to announce Maxim Osadchiy as the winner of the Young ICCA Essay Competition


The 2024 edition of the Essay Competition invited authors to explore the ways in which AI might impact the practice of arbitration, and affect the careers of younger practitioners, for better or worse.


Maxim Osadchiy, a senior arbitration lawyer based in London and a teaching associate at the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration, will be awarded a speaking slot at the ICCA Congress in Hong Kong, and his winning essay will be published in the next volume of the ICCA Congress Series.


On receiving the news, Maxim said: “It is a great honour to receive this award.  Thank you ICCA for this incredible opportunity and for choosing such a dynamic topic this year.  I am ever so grateful to the Competition Committee and the Advisory Board and very much look forward to attending the Congress!”


An honourable mention goes to Iris Ng, a Senior Associate with Helmsman LLC’s Commercial Disputes Practice Group in Singapore, 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. The Essay Competition was launched in 2022 ahead of the ICCA Congress held in Edinburgh.


Our thanks to the 2024 Competition Committee and Advisory Board for their contributions towards making the second edition of the Young ICCA Essay Competition a success.