Wamiq Chowdhury has won the Young ICCA-University of Miami scholarship competition. The announcement was made by Ms. Judy Freedberg of the University of Miami at the closing ceremony of the ICCA Congress on 13 June in Singapore. The scholarship entitles Mr. Chowdhury to a fully-paid place in the year-long LLM programme in international arbitration, taught by leading international arbitrators including ICCA Governing Board President and Member, Jan Paulsson and Albert Jan van den Berg.
Mr. Chowdhury’s winning essay entitled “Recent Developments in ICSID Arbitration: Too Early to Jump Ship”, will be published on the Young ICCA blog. Mr. Chowdhury is a recent JD graduate of the NYU School of Law where he focused on international arbitration, participated regularly in NYU’s Arbitration Forums, and was a member of the University’s multiple award-winning Foreign Direct Investment Moot team. Marike Paulsson, Young ICCA co-chair says “we are delighted to offer a young arbitration specialist the opportunity to get insights from the leading arbitration specialist- this is a big step towards opening the doors of international arbitration”!