“Défi Paris-Saclay /  White & Case” 

The annual legal challenge for students in Business Law

Launched in 2020, White & Case and the Paris Saclay University (through its Master 2 Business, Tax and Financial Market Law co-directed by Professor Véronique Magnier and Professor Yann Paclot) organize the "Défi Paris-Saclay / White & Case", an annual legal competition for Master's Business Law students in France. It aims to put into practice students' general knowledge of business law through practical case studies prepared by White & Case.

This initiative is part of the firm's willingness to contribute to the education and training of tomorrow's legal practitioners. As a major international law firm, White & Case is eager to share and make the students benefit from the knowledge and experience of its lawyers.

The "Défi Paris-Saclay / White & Case" is a great way for fifth-year law students to apply learned knowledge in a real-world setting and develop important practical skills.

Students are asked to examine case studies related to complex legal situations that may arise in the professional practice of business law and provide solutions that they will have to defend in front of a jury composed of academics and leading practitioners, including White & Case lawyers.

The "Défi Paris-Saclay / White & Case" takes place between late October and early December.

Teams are composed of 3 students and the competition consists of 3 rounds:

1. All teams receive the first practical case study. They are asked to prepare a written response and send it to the Jury within a given time frame.

2. The teams selected at the end of the 1st round are invited to participate in the semi-final at the University Paris-Saclay. They will have to present their work orally to the Jury Panel and answer questions.

3. At the end of the 2nd round, the 3/4 selected teams are invited to participate in the Grand final in White & Case's Paris offices. Each of them will have three hours to analyze a new practical case study submitted on site and present its answers orally to the Jury Panel, which will then designate and reward the winning team.

Click here to register to the 2023 edition. For any question or request for information, please contact Jean-François Le Corre at the following address:

Guillaume Vallat
We are very proud to co-lead this initiative which offers a real observatory on young promising talents and is valuable to identify our next generation of lawyers.
Guillaume Vallat, Paris Office Executive Partner

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