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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Soterios LoizouFaculty PhD student Soterios Loizou has been awarded the first prize at the international student writing competition in international dispute resolution, which was organised in conjunction with the MU Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution (CSDR) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Dispute Resolution Interest Group works-in-progress conference.

His paper entitled “Revisiting the ‘Content-of-Laws’ Enquiry in International Arbitration” focuses on conflict-of-laws and comparative law issues arising in international arbitral proceedings. In particular, it examines the seldom-examined topic of ascertaining the content of the applicable law in international commercial and investment arbitration.

The paper was also pronounced winner of the 2017 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition (monetary prize and publication offer declined in order to accept a publication offer by the Louisiana Law Review).

Reacting to the awards, Soterios said:

"I would like to express my gratitude to the organizers of the Cambridge Private Law Centre and the Missouri School of Law-ASIL for the opportunity to present my research, receive comments, and sharpen my thesis. I would, also, like to thank my doctoral research supervisor, Professor Richard G. Fentiman, the leading expert on the content-of-laws enquiry, for his invaluable support throughout the drafting of the paper".