Turkish Scholar has won the ICC Institute Prize

37th Annual Meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Institute was held in Paris on 1st December 2017. After the meeting, sixth edition of the ICC Institute Prize was performed.  The renowned award which is open anyone aged 40 or under, honours excellence in legal writing that innovates and contributes to the field of international commercial law, including arbitration.

A total of 23 theses, representing 14 countries competed for the 2017 biennial prize. An international jury comprising eight members of the ICC Institute reviewed all entries. A Turkish Scholar Dr. Berk Demirkol was selected as laureate of the sixth edition of the ICC Institute Prize for his thesis on judicial acts and investment treaty arbitration.

As the Chair of the Jury, Erdem & Erdem’s Founder and Senior Partner Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem presented the thesis and said: “It was a great pleasure to learn that this edition of the ICC Institute Prize had so much interest from candidates around the world.  Mr. Demirkol’s thesis, in particular, stood out as it was extremely well structured and thought out, in addition to being a very topical subject. The comprehensive and erudite manner by which he handled the vast and complex subject shows in the jury’s view, his full maturity and familiarity with the issue at hand.”

Dr. Demirkol is an international lawyer and scholar at a leading university in Turkey, the University of Galatasaray. He received the award, along with €10,000 in prize Money.