Tobias Lutzi's doctoral thesis has been awarded the The International Chamber of Commerce prize.

The thesis, titled "Regulating the Internet through Private International Law", addresses the question of how rules of private international law shape the legal framework for online activities in the European Union and how these rules can contribute to their effective regulation.

Commenting on his win, Mr Lutzi thanked his supervisor, college and Faculty in Oxford for their unending support.  He is now a research assistant at the Institute for Private Law at the University of Cologne and has also been a legal trainee at the Cologne Higher Regional Court since December 2018.

The biennial prize is open to anyone aged 40 or under and honours legal writing excellence that looks to innovate the field of international commercial law, including arbitration. A total of 18 submissions were received, representing authors of eight nationalities from four continents. All entries were carefully reviewed by an international jury comprising eight members of the ICC Institute.