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Arbitrators’ Quest 4th Edition

Deadline: 26 February 2018
Open to: students, graduates and young professionals from the CEE and SEE regions
Venue: 17 May 2018, Vienna, Austria


After three successful editions, Konrad & Partners is pleased to announce the organization of the 4th edition of its “Arbitrators’ Quest – Konrad & Partners´ CEE and SEE mock trial”, which will take place in Vienna on 17 May 2018.
Arbitrators‘ Quest is an annual competition established in May 2015, during which the top ten applicants compete against each other in a mock trial and the arbitral tribunal – assessing the participants – consists of lawyers from Konrad & Partners’ International Arbitration Practice Group. The hearing of the mock trial is followed by the announcement of the winner and concluded with a panel discussion at the premises of Konrad & Partners.


The Arbitrators’ Quest is primarily aimed at students, graduates and young professionals from the CEE and SEE regions, however, students and young professionals from other regions with interest in international arbitration are naturally invited to apply.

  • The winner will be offered a paid two-month internship at Konrad & Partners’ Vienna office, as well as paid accommodation;
  • Certificates of participation will be provided to all participants.

Applications shall be submitted on or before 26 February 2018 via e-mail to Eugenia Mocanu ([email protected]) and must entail the following information and documents:

– A personal statement setting out the applicant´s motivations for applying for participation and for the internship;
– A detailed curriculum vitae;
– An academic paper prepared by the applicant with regard to the topic of The benefits of a single tier court review of arbitral awards.
– The paper’s length should be in the range from 1000 to 1500 words;
– Applicants should refer to the legal situation in their home countries, also taking into consideration international arbitration law;
– Papers are expected to meet international academic standards;
– Findings should be supported by references and footnotes;
– Applicants should be aware that the quality of their application documentation, in terms of both substance and form, will be taken into account not only for the selection of participants but also for the overall evaluation of their performance during the mock trial;
– Applications should, therefore, be prepared diligently and should reflect the applicant’s overall professional attitude.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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