Announcement of the Twelfth José María Cervelló Business Law Prize
The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Twelfth 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
Up to a maximum of two runner-up awards may be given to essays of sufficient quality to merit that distinction.
All persons or Spanish or foreign nationality who are graduates in Law, holding either a pre-Bologna “licenciatura” qualification or a degree (grado) may
The Jury for the award of the Cervelló Prize will be composed of the following members:
• Mr Pedro Argüelles Salaverría. Chairman of Institutional Relations School of Human Sciences & Technology, IE University
• Mr Jorge Álvarez González. Partner of Ontier.
• Mr Jose Antonio Cainzos Fernández. State Lawyer on extended leave, Partner of the Clifford Chance law firm.
• Ms Ana Campuzano Laquillo. Professor of Mercantile Law, San Pablo CEU University.
• Ms Pilar Cancer Minchot. State Lawyer at the Supreme Court.
• Mr Javier de Cendra de Larragan. Dean of IE Law School.
• Mr Rafael de Real Rubio. Telecommunications Engineer and ICT Lawyer.
• Ms María del Pilar Galeote Muñoz. Director of the José María Cervelló Chair at IE Law School. Lecturer on Negotiation and Company Law.
• Mr Adolfo Menéndez Menéndez. State Lawyer on extended leave, lawyer at Ontier and co-holder of the José María Cervelló Chair.
• Mr Joaquín Muñoz Rodríguez. Director of the New Technologies and Intellectual Property Area of Ontier
• Mr Fernando Riaño Riaño, Director of CSR, Communication and Institutional Relations of “ILUNION”, the group of companies of the Spanish National
Association for the Blind (ONCE) and its Foundation, and Chairman of the Management Board of Forética.
• Mr Pedro Rubio Escobar. Partner of Ontier.
• Mr Juan José Torres-Fernández Nieto. State Lawyer at the Supreme Court and co-holder of the José María Cervelló Chair.
• Mr 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 “Twelfth José María Cervelló Business Law
Prize” is: “Cybersecurity as a lawyer’s ethical duty”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or a
hard copy may be submitted to the place and for the attention of the person indicated
FAO Carlos de la Pedraja García-Cosío
IE Law School
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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 12
September 2018 at 23:59 p.m. (Madid, Spain time). The
award ceremony will take place in the month of October
or November 2018, 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
• 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.