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Mercredi 17 mai 2017
- Concours d'Arbitrage de Paris
- Conference of the joint NUS/USPC project ©Sciences Po
Paris remains to this day a historic and leading arbitration venue thanks to its revised arbitration legislation and a confluence of favorable factors: a pro-business environment and the pivotal role of the judiciary aiming to offer maximum support with minimum intervention.
On 25 April, the second conference of the joint NUS/USPC project on ''the support of State institutions for arbitration in France and Singapore'' was being held at Sciences Po Law School as part of the 2017 Paris Arbitration Week. After some welcoming remarks by Professor Gary F. Bell and Professor Diego P . Fernández Arroyo, Professor Lucy Reed presented the important support which has been recently offered by the Singapore government to promote arbitration within its jurisdiction. She mentioned the several amendments of the legislation which aimed to further liberalise the arbitration sector. The pro-arbitration environment offered by Singapore is further evidenced by the creation of Maxwell Chambers, i.e. a top facility for arbitral hearings but also hosting offices of key arbitral players such as the ICC, the PCA but foremost the Singapore International Arbitration Center.
Professor Olivera Boskovic moderated the first roundtable with Professors Jean Ho, Pierre Mayer , Christophe Seraglini and Andrea Carlivaris. They questioned the extent to which favor arbitrandum in State courts should ultimately be stimulated, especially considering the enforcement of arbitration agreements, court-support during the arbitration proceedings and the enforcement of arbitral awards. While some panelists expressed concerns about the possible negative effects of allowing only a minimal control of arbitral awards at the enforcement stage, others stressed the valuable impact of this approach on the reputation of France as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction. The first round table was concluded with a heated discussion on the opportunity and possibility to establish arbitration as the default mode of international commercial dispute resolution. The second round table moderated by Carine Dupeyron, with Professor Gary F. Bell, Alexis Mourre, Laurence Kiffer and Noël Mélin, questioned how the State policy in favour of arbitration is ultimately implemented in France and Singapore. The discussion notably focused on an evident distinction between these two legal systems: i.e. the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law in Singapore and the comparatively unique approach of French Arbitration Law with its material rules. Professor Diego P. Fernández Arroyo offered some words to conclude the conference, highlighting the necessity to appreciate on the one hand the existence of State support in its diversified forms, but also the need to consider the positive consequences of liberal arbitration policies in the long run.
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2017 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
- Li Liang, Rafaela Menezes de Magalhães, Mathilde Adant and Ana Cuartero
The Sciences Po Law School team of Mathilde Adant, Li Liang, Ana Cuartero, and Rafaela Menezes de Magalhães has reached the top 16 at the 2017 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot!
The Willem C. Vis Moot Court is the largest and most prestigious international commercial law competition in the world, and is held annually in Vienna. The goal of the moot court is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration by providing law students with the possibility of applying their knowledge into solving and defending a concrete practical case. In 2017, the moot counted with the participation of over 2,000 students from 344 law schools spamming across 65 countries, including leading law schools from Europe, Asia, and North America.
After successfully passing the general rounds – an achievement in itself given that only 64 out of all of the participating teams get to this level – the Sciences Po Vis team managed to move to the top 16 out of 344 law schools. This is the first time a Sciences Po team has achieved this result in Vienna. The team was also awarded an Honourable Mention for the Eric E. Bergsten Award Team Orals. Individually, Rafaela Menezes de Magalhães and Mathilde Adant were both awarded with an Honourable Mention for the Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralist.
The preparation work that goes into the moot is not easy and requires substantial commitment with nearly 7 months of written submissions, trainings, and practice pleadings altogether. Despite the hard work required to go far in the competition, the team has stated that being part of the Vis Moot has been a one-of-a-kind experience! According to the students, they had the possibility to not only expand their academic knowledge, but also to gain valuable oral and written advocacy skills through their several pleadings before leading practitioners and authorities in the field of international arbitration. Moreover, the team has identified Prof. Diego Fernández Arroyo and Jack Biggs - the team’s coach - as the driving force behind their results. Both were responsible for guiding, training, and supporting the team throughout the past months.
Congratulations to the team and its coaches on this wonderful performance!
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Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II du Meilleur binôme en droit des affaires
- ©Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II
Organisé en partenariat avec l’ESSEC et Paris II, ce Prix permet chaque année de mettre en avant le travail d’équipe, fondamental dans le cadre d’études supérieures comme en entreprises et cabinets d’avocats, et de découvrir de jeunes talents provenant d’universités et de grandes écoles de toute la France.
Cette 3ème promotion a été parrainée par John MacLaughlin, compositeur et guitariste virtuose. Le Jury du Prix était composé de directeurs juridiques et fiscaux de grandes entreprises et institutions financières, de professeurs de l'ESSEC et de Paris II ainsi que d'associés de Jones Day.
Le 2ème prix a été attribué à Antoine Ciolfi et Alexandre Gauthier, touts deux étudiants en 2ème année du Master Droit économique de l'Ecole de Droit (spécialité Entreprises, Marchés, Régulations) de Sciences Po. Ils sont également cette année rédacteurs en chef de la Revue des Juristes de Sciences Po.
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Le dernier spectacle des drôles de juristes
- Les drôles de juristes ©Sciences Po
Retour en vidéo sur l'édition 2017 du spectacle de la troupe de l'École de Droit de Sciences Po, "Les Petites Histoires du Père Jamin".
Rendez-vous annuel désormais incontournable, ce spectacle, écrit et interprété par des étudiants de l'École de droit, est mis en scène par Benoit Celotto.
Les étudiants y parlent de leur vie et de leur quotidien au sein de l'école, de leur avenir et de la face sombre du juriste, avec autant de finesse que d'auto-dérision.