Smit-Lowenfeld Prize

Smit-Lowenfeld Prize

The International Arbitration Club of New York announces its sixth annual competition for the Smit-Lowenfeld Prize!

The Smit-Lowenfeld Prize is awarded annually by the International Arbitration Club of New York to recognize the outstanding article published in the previous year on any aspect of international arbitration.  The Prize honors the late Hans Smit of Columbia Law School and Andreas F. Lowenfeld of New York University School of Law, both renowned scholars in international litigation and arbitration and well known arbitrators.

Articles published in English during the year 2015 will be considered for this year’s Smit-Lowenfeld Prize.  Articles should be submitted by email, in PDF format, to the International Arbitration Club of New York c/o Thomas Lynch, at  Questions may be directed to Mr. Lynch by email.  The deadline for receipt of submissions for the 2015 competition is April 30, 2016.  

The winning article will be selected by a jury composed of members of the International Arbitration Club of New York.  The winner of the Smit-Lowenfeld Prize will receive an honorarium of US$2500 to be presented at a ceremony in New York.
Last year’s Smit-Lowenfeld Prize was awarded to Catherine Titi for her article Investment Arbitration in Latin America – The Uncertain Veracity of Preconceived Ideas, published in Arbitration International, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2014).

Mr. Lynch will also accept articles published in the year 2016 on a rolling basis, which will be held for consideration until the 2016 competition is announced.
The International Arbitration Club of New York was formed in June of 2010 as a not-for-profit association and now comprises over 100 of the leading practitioners and scholars in the field of international arbitration who live or work in the New York City area.  The Club holds regular meetings of its members to hear speakers from both within and outside of its membership. The Club was founded by a steering committee of James Carter, John Fellas, David Lindsey, Lawrence W. Newman (Chair), David Rivkin and Robert Smit.  More information concerning the International Arbitration Club of New York and its membership is available on its website,