PILWA 2021



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Only the students of the 2021-2022 class of Master Arbitage et Commerce International of the Paris-Saclay University or Master 2 Professional Arbitrage et Droit du Commerce International of the Sorbonne Law School are eligible to participate in the competition.

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 November 2021, 11:59pm CET.

Papers must be sent at the email address below in searchable PDF format. Margins must be at least 2 cm and font 11 or higher. Papers need to be drafted in English.


Third Party Funding of distressed entities under receivership: What are the main issues at stake for the funder and its client, as well as for the tribunal ruling on the dispute which is the object of the funding?

The structuring of the reasoning is left to the appreciation of the students, though since the word count is limited, you are encouraged to swiftly focus on the core of the topic.

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 Profile Investment, starting either in January 2022 or July 2022, as well as a 1,500 EUR prize.

Questions and papers should be sent to