2017 Outstanding ICAL Alumnus Award

Learn who is this year's Outstanding ICAL alumnus!

At the past alumni dinner in Vienna, the ICAL AA presented the Outstanding ICAL Alumni Award.

Pirkka-Marja Põldvere was chosen as the ICAL Alumni Association’s 2018 Outstanding Alumna, for her dedication to professional and scholarly excellence.  The quality of Pirkka's commitments was recently attested by her designation to serve on the Panel of Arbitrators maintained by ICSID.  But beyond professional accomplishments, Pirkka brings support and instills inspiration among our alumni with enthusiasm and devotion. These are values dear to the ICAL community.  

On behalf of the ICAL community, the ICAL Board wishes to extend its most sincere thanks and congratulations to Pirkka. 

ICAL Alumni Award

Since 2014 the ICAL AA awards the "Outstanding ICAL Alumni Award" to one member of the ICAL alumni community to recognize her or his achievements in the field of law. 

In 2017, Herman Duarte owas elected as 2017 Outstanding Alumnus for his efforts to defend same sex couples' equal rights to marriage in El Salvador. He presented a constitutional challenge to local legislation that prohibits same sex couples to marry and in 2016 he founded igualitos.as, a non profit organization that aims at promoting equality and civil rights.

In 2016, Dr. Oveis Rezvanian, was elected as Outstanding ICAL Alumnus, for his numerous achievements in the field of arbitration, including his leading role as Director of Tehran Regional Arbitration Center (TRAC).

In 2015, Dr. Crina Baltag, former Secretar General of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the American Chamber of. Commerce Brazil - São Paulo (AMCHAM) was chosen as the Outstanding ICAL Alumna. 

In 2014, Dr. Manuel Arroyo, Partner with Nater Dallafior (Zurich) received the award for his contribution as sole editor and co-author of Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide (Kluwer Law International, 2013).