Global law firm White & Case LLP has for the 19th successive year awarded, from its Paris office, its Business Law Scholarship, dividing a €36,000 grant equally between three winners and enabling each to continue their studies at the foreign university of their choice.
First launched in 1995 this private initiative, which is unique among Paris law firms due to the level of award and rigorous selection process, helps students internationalize their academic experience. The financial support granted through the White & Case scholarship programme helps students reduce the burden of debt from loans to cover the cost of studying overseas.
This year's jury was chaired by Jean-Pierre Picca, Paris Bar attorney and former Senior Magistrate, and included Hubert Marchand, General Counsel at Nestlé Waters, Antoine Gaudemet, associate professor in Private Law at Rennes University, White & Case partners Nathalie Nègre-Eveillard and Norbert Majerholc and Bruno Pousset, one of the 2012 prize winners.
Of the 62 initial applicants, 25 were shortlisted and interviewed, with ten candidates subsequently invited to meet the jury members and present their academic projects. Following careful deliberation, the jury selected three winners: Charlotte Peignon, André Albertini and Julien Labory-Alicq. The Paris office hosted a cocktail party during which the final results were announced.
About the winners
Charlotte Peignon, 24, will use her grant to help fund a LL.M. at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Charlotte obtained a Master 2 in Business Law at Paris 1 University and is completing a University Diploma in International Commercial Litigation at the University of Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne. She is currently studying at EFB in Paris and wants to specialize in maritime and transport law.
André Albertini, 23, will use his grant to help fund a LL.M. at Harvard Law School. André is completing a Master in Economics Law, specialising in Companies, Markets, Regulations at the School of Law and Political Sciences. André holds a Master 2 in Distressed company law from Paris 1 University. He has co-authored several articles in this field.
Julien Labory-Alicq, 26, will use his grant to help fund a LL.M. at Columbia University (New York). Julien is currently studying at EFB in Paris and holds a Master 2 in Business Law and Taxation at Paris 2 University, as well as a Master 2 in Finance Law at Paris 1 University.
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