Público online, Jornal de Negócios and Advocatus newspapers announced

VdAcademia, Vieira de Almeida & Associados center for knowledge development, granted its annual prize to University of Lisbon School of Law student José Ferreira Marques for his paper on “Arbitration on Private Law – Objective Arbitration in Civil Law”. This is the first time the 5.000 Euro prize is granted. The event took place in the University of Lisbon School of Law’s premises. VdA’s founding partner, Vasco Vieira de Almeida handed the award to the student for his paper based on its “clarity of exposition, adequate systematization, rigor and appropriate systematization”.

As for the student a contest and a prize such as this one “is able to foster intellectual discussion among the students, as well as it stimulates effort in the sense that it rewards merit”. These are, in a nutshell, VdAcademia’s aims.