The VdAcademia Award ceremony will take place on the 27th April, at 10 a.m, in Anfiteatro 4 of the University of Lisbon Law School. This is the first time that VdAcademia will be handing its award. The aim of this prize is to promote knowledge and to reward merit at Portuguese universities. VdA's founding partner, Vasco Vieira de Almeida will be opening the ceremony which will also count with a debate on "Arbitration: an Alternative to Court" with the presence of António Menezes Cordeiro, PhD., Pedro Romano Martinez, PhD., from the University of Lisbon as well as with VdA's partners Mário Esteves de Oliveira and Frederico Gonçalves Pereira. Entry is free.