February 5, 2020
The Smit-Lowenfeld Prize Dinner was held at the University Club to honor winner of the Ninth Annual Smit-Lowenfeld Prize Soterios Loizou, for his article “Revisiting the 'Content-of-Laws' Enquiry in International Arbitration" which was published in the Louisiana Law Review (Vol. 78, No. 3).
Mr. Loizou’s winning article provides a multi‑level analysis of the “content-of-laws” enquiry by examining the establishment of the content of applicable law in international litigation and arbitration from legal theory, using a comparison of various legal regimes to highlight the emerging trend toward the use of the “facultative” jura novit arbiter standard in international arbitration proceedings and providing a model and outlining a method for arbitral tribunals and national courts when reviewing arbitral awards in annulment proceedings.