PILWA 2019 Prize Giving at our Paris Office

This week, Profile Investment was pleased to host the laureates of PILWA 2019 in its Paris office.

PILWA, a competition open to university students was launched almost two years ago. With the first prize winner securing an internship at Profile Investment, the competition was tough, and we received many impressive responses to the following question:

“Third party funding has been heralded as both a cure and a scourge in international arbitration. Its continued usage in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration has given rise to a number of substantive and procedural issues. In considering these issues please come to a conclusion on whether third party funding has a future in international arbitration and if so, what kind of future”.

What would be your response?

Despite Covid’s attempts to keep us all apart, we were glad we were able to present to our successful laureates their certificates and prizes.  Congratulations again to Maroua Alouaoui, our 1st prize winner, and who has been our wonderful, dedicated and brilliant intern for the past 6 months, Nicole Knebel who secured 2nd place and Yosra Deblaoui we achieved 3rd place. 

Well done also to each candidate that submitted an essay.