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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE THIRTEENTH JOSÉ MARÍA CERVELLÓ BUSINESS LAW PRIZE

The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Thirteenth José María Cervelló Business Law Prize”.
The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal study and research, and to facilitate access to the LLM courses of IE Law School for people who do not have the necessary financial resources. The prize will be governed by the following conditions:

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRIZE

The prize consists of the award of € 30,000 as follows:
• € 10,000 will be given to the author of the winning essay.
• € 20,000 will be assigned to the José María Cervelló Chair to be applied to its scholarship programme for the study of legal or tax courses at IE Law School.
Up to a maximum of two runner-up awards may be given to essays of sufficient quality to merit that distinction.

PARTICIPANTS

All persons or Spanish or foreign nationality who are graduates in Law, holding either a pre-Bologna “licenciatura” qualification or a degree (grado) may
take part.

JURY

The Jury for the award of the Cervelló Prize will be composed of the following members:
Chairman:

• Dña. Elisa Pérez Vera. Elective Counselor of State Council Honorary Dean of UNED y Judge Emerritus of Magistrada Emérita of Constitutional Court.

Members:

• Doña. Berta Aguinaga Barrilero. Partner of Ontier.
• D. Jorge Álvarez González. Partner of Ontier.
• Dña. María Benjumea Cabeza de Vaca. Spain Startup Founder & CEO.
• D. José Antonio Cainzos Fernández. Public Attorney on extended leave, Partner of the Clifford Chance law firm.
• Doña. Cristina Camarero Espinosa. Partner of Ontier.
• Doña. Ana Belén Campuzano. Professor of Mercantile Law, San Pablo CEU University.
• Doña. Pilar Cancer Minchot. Public Attorney at the Supreme Court.
• D. Javier de Cendra de Larragan. Dean of IE Law School.
• Dña. María Jesús Dehesa Pérez. Partner of Ontier.
• Doña. Beatriz Fernández García. Lawyer of Ontier
• Dña. María del Pilar Galeote Muñoz. Director of the José María Cervelló Chair at IE Law School. Lecturer on Negotiation and Company Law.
• D. Adolfo Menéndez Menéndez. Public Attorney on extended leave, lawyer at Ontier and co-holder of the José María Cervelló Chair.
• D. José Luis Muñoz Calvo. Public Attorney at the Supreme Court.
• Doña Ana Pardo Ballesteros. President of the 16 of 24 Foundation
• Doña. Isabel Peñalosa Esteban. Director of Institutional Relations and Legal Advice of the Spanish Association of Foundations.
• D. Fernando Riaño Riaño. Director of Institutional Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility of ONCE and President of SERVIMEDIA.
• Doña. María Dolores Ripoll y Martínez de Bedoya. Public Attorney. Chief of the Autonomous Community of Illes Balears.
• D. Pedro Rubio Escobar. Partner of Ontier.
• D. Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo. Scholar of International Private Law at the University of Granada.
• Doña. Teresa Sanjurjo González. Director of the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
• D. Juan José Torres-Fernández Nieto. Public Attorney at the Supreme Court and co-holder of the José María Cervelló Chair.

Secretary:

• D. Carlos de la Pedraja García-Cosío. Vice-Dean and General Manager of IE Law School.

SUBJECT OF THE ESSAY

The subject of the essays opting for the “Thirteenth José María Cervelló Business Law Prize” is: “Article 14 of the Spanish Constitution, equality and good governance”

Length, Format and Presentation of the Essay

• All essays must be original, unpublished works written in Spanish or English. The length is a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 35 pages, printed on one side only, with 1.5 spacing and using Times New Roman or similar font, size 12.
• Essays may be sent by e-mail to the following address: carmen.cicuendez@ie.edu or a hard copy may be submitted to the place and for the attention of the person indicated below:

FAO Carlos de la Pedraja García-Cosío
IE Law School
C/ María de Molina, 11
28006 MADRID

Carmen Cicuéndez, as secretary of the Cervelló Chair, and Carlos de la Pedraja, as secretary of the Jury, shall at all times maintain the anonymity of the authors of the essays submitted. Once the Jury’s decision has been given, they will inform the Jury of the identity of the winner and of the other participants.

• If a hard copy of the work is presented.
– Five copies must be delivered.
– The originals should be headed with the title of the work and a pen name of the author. A separate closed envelope, solely including the title of the work and the pen name of the author on the outside, will have the following information enclosed: name, address, contact telephone numbers and a brief CV of the author, and a signed statement to certify that the work is unpublished, that it has not been entered into any other pending competitions and that there is no commitment in relation to the rights of such work.
– The work should be sent by certified mail or hand delivered.
– All work that is sent by mail before the entry closing date will be accepted. If the
work is hand delivered, the person delivering the work will be given proof of delivery.

• If the documents are sent by e-mail:
– A file in PDF format with the original work headed with the title of the document and the pen name of the author should be sent.
– In a separate PDF document, only the title of the document and the pen name of the author should be sent. The following information on the author should also be included: name, address, contact telephone numbers and a brief CV, as well as a signed and scanned declaration stating that the work has not previously been published, that it has not been entered into any other pending competitions and that there is no commitment in relation to the rights of such work.
– All work that is sent via email before the entry closing date will be accepted.

ENTRY CLOSING DATE AND DECISION

• The last day to submit essays is Wednesday 11 September 2019 at 23:59 p.m. (Madid, Spain time). The award ceremony will take place in the month of October or November 2019, at IE Law School. All participants will
be invited to it with sufficient notice.
• The Panel’s decision will be final. Simply by submitting their work, participants accept unreservedly and undertake to abide fully by these rules and the final decision of the Panel.
• The prize may be declared void if, in the Panel’s opinion, the quality of the essays submitted does not reach the minimum standard required.
• IE Law School and the José María Cervelló Chair reserve the right to publish the winning entry in magazine or book format, and also to publish it in digital format on the Chair’s page on the IE Law School website.

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