Gary Born Awarded ASIL Certificate of Merit

Gary Born Awarded ASIL Certificate of Merit


The American Society of International Law (ASIL) has honored Gary Born, chair of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP’s International Arbitration Group, with its Certificate of Merit for his two-volume work, International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer 2009). The ASIL award recognizes publications for high technical craftsmanship in the field of international law.

ASIL said of Born: “The author has produced a masterwork on International Commercial Arbitration drawing together international agreements, legislation, public and private arbitration rules, contract clauses, judicial and arbitral decisions.... The work synthesizes a vast body of information—spread across a wide geographic and temporal range—to make it fully accessible and usable. The author has anticipated the questions that practitioners should be asking on behalf of their clients, the issues that arbitrators should be considering in the course of proceedings and in rendering their awards, and he has identified areas which deserve greater attention from scholars. This two volume work will undoubtedly take its place as an indispensable aid to those involved in the practice and study of international commercial arbitration.”

The award was presented at ASIL’s Annual Meeting in Washington DC on March 25.

International Commercial Arbitration has also been awarded the OGEMID “Book of the Year” award (click here for further reviews), while Born was recently named "Advocate of the Year" by Global Arbitration Review, based on peer reviews and evaluations of leading international arbitrators.

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