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PILWA 2019

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WHO:
Only the students of the 2019-2020 class of Master Arbitage et Commerce International of the Paris-Saclay University are eligible to participate in the competition.

WHAT: 
Students will have to draft a short legal essay (maximum 2,500 words) on the topic described below. Particular importance will be attached to the structure, the legal reasoning and referencing, as well as the presentation. Students have to sign their paper and mention the word count.

WHEN: Papers must be submitted by Sunday 1 December 2019, 11:59pm CET.

HOW: 
Papers must be sent at the email address below in searchable PDF format. Margins must be at least 2.5 cm and font 11 or higher. Papers need to be drafted in English.

TOPIC
Third party funding has been heralded as both a cure and a scourge in international arbitration. Its continued usage in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration has given rise to a number of substantive and procedural issues. In considering these issues please come to a conclusion on whether third party funding has a future in international arbitration and if so, what kind of future The structuring of the reasoning is left to the appreciation of the students, though since the word count is rather small, you are encouraged to swiftly focus on the core of the topic.

PRIZE
The authors of the 3 best papers will be invited to defend their piece before a jury comprised of Profile Investment colleagues. 

  • The winner of the PILWA will be offered a 6-month internship at PI, starting either in July 2021, as well as a 1,500 EUR price.
  • Second place will secure 1,000 EUR plus a diploma.
  • Third place will be rewarded a diploma.

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