New Alumni Directory available

A new Alumni Directory including all Arbitration Academy past participants, all of whom promising lawyers in the field of international arbitration, is now available on the Arbitration Academy Website. The profiles include the curriculum viate and contact details which are updated and shared voluntarily by the participants.
You can view the Directory here.

November 6, 2012 |

The 2012 Session of the Arbitration Academy is now closed

The 2012 Session of the Arbitration Academy was held from July 2nd through July 20th, and was attended by 120 participants from 54 countries. The closing ceremony was conducted by Faculty member James Castello, following the ceremony awarding the Laureate of the Academy Prize conducted by Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler.

July 24, 2012 |

The 2012 Laureate of the Academy designated

The 2012 Laureate of the Academy is Ms. Liang-Ying Tan from Singapore.
Her essay was selected from among 24 essays submitted this year on the topic: “Is Arbitration the Equal of State Justice ?”
A Jury composed of Professor Diego Fernandez Arroyo, Professor Jean-Baptiste Racine and Dr. Yas Banifatemi chose the three best essays competing for the Prize. Following the Jury’s deliberations, the 2012 Laureate of the Academy Prize was awarded to Ms. Liang-Ying Tan. The runner up for the best essay was Mr. Shafik Jamous from Palestine. The other finalist was Mr. Jorge Vargas Neto from Brazil.
All finalists received a publication on the New York Convention and will have their essay published on the website of the Arbitration Academy. The Laureate of the Academy also received the full collection of the IAI series on International Arbitration (No. 1 to 7), and her essay will be published in the volume of publications of the Academy’s Courses.
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Topic announced for the 2012 Laureate Prize of the Academy

The Arbitration Academy will award the ‘Laureate of the Academy’ Prize to the Academy participant having written the best essay on a topic proposed to all participants at the outset of the Session. Participation is optional. The topic for the 2012 Session is: "Is arbitration the equal of State justice?". Interested participants are encouraged to learn more about the ‘Laureate of the Academy’ Prize by visiting the following page.

July 4, 2012 |

"AGORA", the Arbitration Academy's Forum is now available!

We are pleased to announce the creation of "AGORA", the exclusive Arbitration Academy Forum specially designed for current participants and Alumni of the Arbitration Academy. The forum is now available at the following address:
AGORA brings a common platform to all registered participants and alumni of the Academy to connect with one another and share ideas and suggestions on accommodation, things to do in Paris, travel ideas in France and much, much more.
All questions regarding the Academy itself, its program and administrative matters should continue to be referred by email to the Secretariat of the Academy (

June 12, 2012 |