The International Arbitration Club of New York has awarded the 2014 Smit-Lowenfeld Prize to author Gary Born for his article “A New Generation of International Adjudication,” which was published in the January 2012 issue of the Duke Law Journal. The Prize, which is awarded annually based on factors such as originality, quality, significance, and scholarship, recognizes the best article in the field of international arbitration.
From The International Arbitration Club of New York press release:
New York, January 7, 2014 – The International Arbitration Club of New York has announced today that Gary Born is the recipient of the 2014 Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for best article in the field of international arbitration published in 2012. Mr. Born, who is based in London, is chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. He will receive the prize for his article “A New Generation of International Adjudication,” which appeared in the January 2012 issue of the Duke Law Journal. The article examines the use of international tribunals as an attractive alternative to traditional public-international-law adjudicatory bodies.
The prize will be presented to Mr. Born on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at a dinner and program to be held in his honor at The University Club in New York City. The prize was awarded by a selection committee chaired by Rory O. Millson, a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. “Gary’s extensive experience in international arbitration is evident in this well-argued, forward-looking article,” Mr. Millson said. “We are pleased to present the award to such an esteemed member of the arbitration community.” The selection committee for the prize also included B. Ted Howes of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Commercial Arbitrator, Mediator & Counsel James M. Rhodes, Daniel Schimmel of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and Fred Sherman of Jones Day.
The prize honors the late professor Hans Smit of Columbia Law School and Andreas Lowenfeld, the Rubin Professor Emeritus at the New York University School of Law, for their distinguished careers in the field of international arbitration, both as scholars and as arbitrators. Article selection is based on originality, quality, significance and scholarship, among other factors. Honorees are selected annually by The International Arbitration Club of New York and are awarded an honorarium of $2,500.
The prize will be presented at the January event by Lawrence W. Newman, Presiding Member of the International Arbitration Club of New York and Of Counsel at Baker & McKenzie LLP. “I understand that the Club’s jurors were especially challenged in their review of the entrants for 2012 because of the very high quality of the articles
submitted,” said Mr. Newman. “We are pleased to be honoring the author of the winning article, Gary Born, who is a widely acclaimed author of many seminal works in the international arbitration field.”
The International Arbitration Club of New York
The International Arbitration Club of New York was formed on June 25, 2010, by 70 founding members as a not-for-profit association. The Club now comprises 97 leading practitioners and scholars in the field of international arbitration who reside and/or work in the New York City area. The purposes of the Club include providing a forum for discussion of issues and problems in international arbitration and to foster recognition of New York City as a venue for international arbitration. Members of the group are drawn from several well known law firms in addition to Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Baker & McKenzie and those of the members on the selection committee. These include Debevoise & Plimpton; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell; Weil, Gotshal & Manges and White & Case, among others.
Gary Born is the chair of the International Arbitration practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Mr. Born is widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has participated in more than 550 international arbitrations, including four of the largest ICC arbitrations and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations in recent history. Mr. Born has served as arbitrator in more than 175 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.
Mr. Born has published a number of leading works on international arbitration, international litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is the author of International Arbitration: Law and Practice (Kluwer 2012) and International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer 2009), the leading treatise in the field, which has received the American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and OGEMID’s Book of the Year award for 2009. Mr. Born has also authored International Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing (Kluwer 3d ed. 2010, 4th ed. 2013), which received OGEMID’s Book of the Year award for 2010, International Arbitration: Cases and Materials (Aspen 2011) and International Commercial Arbitration: Commentary and Materials (Kluwer 2d ed. 2001).
Those interested in submitting an article for consideration for the best article on international arbitration published in English in 2013, please visit The International Arbitration Club of New York’s website at www.arbitrationclub.org or contact Jennifer Gorskie at Jennifer.Gorskie@chaffetzlindsey.com or 212-257-6941.