PhD Student Wins Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Essay Competition Prize

Alvaro Garcia Martinez is a first year PhD candidate

A first year PhD student at Edinburgh Law School has been awarded the Centenary Essay Prize by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Scottish Branch Essay Competition.

PhD student Alvaro Garcia Martinez 

Alvaro Garcia Martinez started his PhD in 2017. He was encouraged by his supervisor, Dr Simone Lamont-Black, to enter and he received a £1000 award as the winner of this prestigious competition.

Dr Lamont-Black offered this comment on Alvaro's success: "Alvaro only started his PhD in September but has excelled at every task he turned to. He shows great interest in furthering his knowledge and in so doing did not only deeply engage with Scottish arbitration law but also participated in arbitration conferences here in Scotland. It is a great pleasure for us as supervisors to see Alvaro rewarded by winning the essay competition of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Scottish Branch."

Alvaro shared his own thoughts with us: “It is an honour to represent the University of Edinburgh Law School in the Centenary Essay Competition. The prize has given me a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep researching about arbitration and private international law. In addition, I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisors, Dr Simone Lamont-Black and Prof Gerry Maher for inspiring me to participate in the competition, and to my PhD colleagues for their support.” 

Congratulations to Alvaro! We look forward to hearing of your future successes.