Professor David Collins wins eminent prize
Professor David Collins, Professor of International Economic Law in The City Law School, has won the Gillis Wetter Memorial Prize for International Arbitration awarded by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) for his essay titled, The Line of Equilibrium: Improving the Legitimacy of Investment treaty Arbitration Through the Application of the WTO’s General Exceptions.
The prestigious prize, which is awarded every two years, is
valued at £5000 and comes with £500 worth of books from the Oxford University
Press (OUP). The essay will also be published in the journal Arbitration International.
Professor Collins has published extensively in the field of international trade and investment law. He is the author of The BRIC States and Outward Foreign Direct Investment (Oxford University Press, 2013), The World Trade Organization Beginner's Guide (Oneworld Books, 2015), and Performance Requirements and Investment Incentives under International Economic Law (Edward Elgar, 2015).
Professor Collins says he is “stunned to have won this prize” and is "grateful to the LCIA for their generosity."
International arbitration is a method for resolving disputes arising from international commercial agreements and other international relationships. It involves the creation of contract: the parties' decision to submit disputes to binding resolution by one or more arbitrators selected by or on behalf of the parties and applying adjudicatory procedures, usually by including a provision for the arbitration of future disputes in their contract.The practice of international arbitration has developed to allow parties from different legal and cultural backgrounds to resolve their disputes, generally without the formalities of their respective legal systems.