2018 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration Symposium

Thursday, November 1, 2018 17:30to19:00
Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 102 (Meehan Classroom), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The three winners of the 2018 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration have been selected, and they are now invited to a Symposium to present their papers and compete for a further oral prize.

The Symposium will be followed by a reception starting at 19:00 in the Foyer of Old Chancellor Day Hall. To attend, RSVP to lucas.cloveralcolea [at] mail.mcgill.ca.

About the winners

Dina Prokic (first prize)
SIAC Proposal on Cross-Institution Consolidation Protocol: Can It Be Transplanted into Investment Arbitration?"

Dina Prokic is a graduate of the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law (bachelor's and master's degrees) and the McGill Faculty of Law (BCL/LLB’17). She has worked at the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), KNOETZL Rechtsanwälte GmbH and, most recently, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London. Dina is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Alastair Simon Chetty (second prize)
“Embracing Practical Solutions in Dealing with the Distinct Shades of Abuse of Process in Investment Arbitration”

Alastair Simon Chetty is a graduate of the National University of Singapore (LLB ’18) and is currently a candidate of the Singapore Bar Examinations. He has worked as an Assistant Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law, and later undertook a one-year internship with the UN Office of Legal Affairs (Codification Division) in New York. Alastair has also undertaken attachments at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Ministry of Law in Singapore, and has provided research assistance to the Singapore Nuclear Policy Research Programme.

Ella Wisniewski (third prize)
"A Changing Climate: The Future of Legitimate Expectations in Energy Investment Disputes”

Ella Wisniewski is a solicitor in the Disputes team of Herbert Smith Freehills, Perth. Ella is a 2017 graduate of Humboldt University of Berlin's LL.M in International Dispute Resolution, whichfocusedon international commercial arbitration, cross-border litigation and investor-state dispute resolution. Whilst studying in Berlin, Ella interned at WAGNER Arbitration and the German Institution of Dispute Resolution (DIS).

The oral segment of the Nappert Prize will be judged by a distinguished panel of experts:

  • Martin Doe Rodriguez, Permanent Court of Arbitration
  • Alexandra Dosman, Vannin Capital
  • Stephen Drymer, Woods LLP
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