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MAI Alumni Program

It is a program aimed at former students of the Master in International Advocacy.

This project aims to foster an ongoing relationship between MAI and all its students, teachers and alumni through activities for their professional development. We intend that, once our students finish the Master, they will keep in touch with colleagues and teachers with whom they shared experiences and learning during their time at MAI.

The benefits of being part of MAI's Alumni database include, among others:

  • Invitations to MAI classes and the opportunity to catch up with teachers and former classmates
  • Share professional experiences with the students of the Master
  • Invitations to seminars given or organized by the MAI
  • Collaborate in MAI activities

For any questions or to join the program, please write to mai@uc3m.es

See you soon!


Direction of the Master in International Advocacy

NEWS & AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The winner of the third edition of the Deloitte Legal Award held last June was Lucía Díaz de Berricano Bayón.
     
  • The final of the third edition of the Deloitte Legal Award will be held on June 28th. This award, organized by Deloitte Spain and the Master in International Advocacy of Universidad Carlos III, selects the best students for a series of presentations and questions, which will also involve an additional step to analyze a transactional problem, propose solutions and discuss them with the best lawyers.It is associated with the "Business Transaction Lab" (BTL) activity of the MAI. The jury of this edition will be composed of:
    • Anna Gelpern. Anne Fleming Research Professor of Law. Georgetown University
    • Pilar Paris. Lawyer at Deloitte
    • Mario Gilmare. Lawyer at Deloitte
    The finalists of this edition are:
    • Jimena Calleja
    • Lucía Berrícano
    • Ariadna Sanmartin
    • Inés Vallespir
       
  • The Master in International Advocacy participates in the International Investment Arbitration Course, GoArb 2022, in which Moot Madrid also collaborates and which will take place from July 4-8, 2022. Two attendance scholarships for MAI students, who will also benefit from a discount on the registration fee.
    The course program is available at GoArb 2022.
     
  • The MAI team of Universidad Carlos III participated in the XIV edition of the Moot Madrid, whose hearings were held from April 18 to 22.
    The Team was awarded with:
    • FIRST Award for the Best Statement of Defense,
    • HONORABLE MENTION for the Best Plaintiff's Brief Award,
    • HONORABLE MENTION to the "longest-suffering" team: the team that had to compete the most times in general rounds.
       
  • January 13 to January 26, 2022 │ MAI celebrated the course Advanced Course on Transnational aspects of Anti-Briberyand Corruption Laws.
    The course was given by Tom Wethered, professor of the Master in International Law, formerly a lawyer at Uría Menéndez, and General Counsel at KPMG (currently an independent lawyer and consultant), one of the leading experts in the field on a practical level, and on a global scale.
     
  • January 11, 2022 │ Seminar Corporate Governance and Sustainability
    The MAI in collaboration with the Deloitte Legal Chair in Business Law at the University Carlos III of Madrid, has organized for its students and Alumni an online seminar on Corporate Governance and Sustainability.
    The seminar included two invited presentations:
    • “Company Law and Sustainability: Corporate Governance Fit for Future”
      Professor Beate Sjåfjell, from the University of Oslo, one of Europe's foremost experts in the field.
    • “Introduction to Green Finance”
      Professor Elia Cerrato García, PhD student at the Universities Carlos III of Madrid and the University of Bologna
       
  • January 3, 2022 │ Todojuristas interviews MAI deputy director Tatiana Arroyo Vendrell.
    Tatiana Arroyo, professor of Commercial Law, was interviewed by Todojuristas about some of the most relevant aspects of the MAI, as well as the academic and professional careers of future MAI students.
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  • December 9, 2021 │ Líder Legal interviews MAI director Pilar Perales
    Pilar Perales was interviewed for the special "women and leadership" of the media Líder Legal, where the director of MAI spoke about the current scenario and the main challenges posed by arbitration in the coming years. She also commented on the latent concern in universities to connect the academic reality with the career practice.
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  • On November 22, the Extraordinary Awards Ceremony for the 20/21 academic year was held. He was AWARDED: Thomas James Biscomb.
Entrega de Premios Extraordinarios del curso 20/21 | Thomas James Biscomb

Prof. Tatiana Arroyo (Deputy Director of  Master in Legal Practice and MIA), Thomas James Biscomb (Extraordinary Award) y Prof. Pilar Perales (Director of MIA)
 

  • On November 16, the MAI was visited by the MAD VYAP: Madrid Very Young Arbitration Practitioners.
Visita de MAD VYAP: Madrid Very Young Arbitration Practitioners

Víctor Lana (Clifford Chance), Celia Cañete (Pérez Llorca), Eduardo Amor (Acceso uc3m), Javier García Urbano (Pérez Llorca) y Prof. Tatiana Arroyo (Deputy Director of  Master in Legal Practice and MIA, Uc3m)
 

  • On November 12, 2021, Deloitte Legal Chair of Business Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid organized a new conference on virtual jurisdiction and arbitration.
    The Virtual Jurisdiction and Arbitration conference was attended by Ms. Mélanie Riofrío Piché, Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of Madrid, Mr. Blas Piñar Guzmán, §yndēresis legal and Mr. Alvaro Alarcon Davalos, Senior Associate Deloitte Legal.
    The moderators were Ms. Pilar Perales Viscasillas, Professor of Commercial Law at UC3M, co-director of the Deloitte Legal Chair in Business Law and director of MAI and Mr. Eduardo Villellas, Partner of Deloitte L.
     
  • On November 5, the Premio al mejor Laudo del Moot Madrid was published. Among the winners was Javier García Urbano, student of Master of Access and MAI (Promotion 20/21).
     
  • On October 26, 2021, Deloitte Legal Chair of Business Law at the Carlos III University of Madrid organizes a session on the Reglas INCOTERMS 2020.
    The Deloitte Legal Chair in Business Law's conferences were attended by a group of experts who will analyze the form and substance of these Rules after their latest revision in 2020, determining their purpose and correct application, with special emphasis on their use in the commodities sector.
    Pilar Perales Viscasillas, Director of MOOT Madrid and MAI, Professor of Commercial Law at Carlos III University and co-director of the Deloitte Legal Chair in Business Law participated as a speaker.
     
  • October 19 was held a new edition of Career Talks and we were delighted to be accompanied by great experts:  
    • Maria Vicen-Milburn, former General Counsel of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris (2009-2014), and the former Director of the General Legal Division of the United Nations (UN) Office of Legal Affairs in New York (2004-2009)
    • Alejandro Garro, Professor at Columbia University School of Law
    • Sandra González, Head of the FERRERE’s Litigation and Arbitration team
    • Juan Manuel Poggio-Aguerre, expert lawyer in commercial and investment arbitration cases
       
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid celebrates 25 years participating in Vis Moot
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid celebrates 25 years participating in the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, in which it has achieved excellent results, being the first Spanish-speaking team to win the oral phase of the competition in 2008.
    The directors of the Master of International Advocacy (MAI), Pilar Perales Viscasillas, David Ramos and currently Tatiana Arroyo, have trained UC3M teams in this competition for the past 25 years, training generations of lawyers in the world of arbitration and international commercial law.
    During all this time, numerous lawyers and law firms have supported this initiative and we thank them for their collaboration, as well as all the trainers and especially all the participants of the different editions of this Moot.
    THANK YOU ALL!

    See all teams and results
     
  • Second Edition Deloitte Legal Award Ceremony
    The Deloitte Legal Award is associated with the "Business Transaction Lab" (BTL) activity of the Master in International Advocacy.
    The winner of the second edition was Celia García Paredes. The award was presented by José María Elias de Tejada, partner of Deloitte Legal, and Prudencio López Martínez-Acacio, senior associate and member of the Jury that decided the award among the four finalists.
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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

MAI students in the 2020/2021 academic year participate in the following international competitions:

2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

  • The Master Team of Universidad Carlos III among the top 4 of the XIII edition of Moot Madrid, whose hearings were held from April 12 to 16! In the final hearings, the Team ranked among the semifinalists, positioning itself as one of the four best teams of the competition.
    In addition, the Team has obtained:
    • Award for Second Best Claim Writing,
    • Honorable Mention for Most Complete Team and
    • Thomas James Biscomb an Honorable Mention for being one of the best speakers.
    The students also participated in the Guatemala Pre-Moot, held on April 3 and 4.
Universidad Carlos III entre los 4 mejores de la XIII edición del Moot Madrid

 

  • Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition: Inés García. The Carlos III University team: 
    • has won the national round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition for the sixth consecutive year
    • placed in the "top 32" after winning 7 out of 8 rounds in the international qualification phase (out of the 570 who participated in the international rounds)
    • received the "Spirit of the Jessup" award.
       
  • Moot Internacional de Mediación y Negociación: MAI students: Laura Serrano and Laura Martín have obtained the Mention for the Best Mediation Preparation Sheet.
     
  • Celebrando los 40 años de la CISG
    International Congress scheduled for April 8-9, 2021. [+] information
     
  • Climate Strategic Initiative
    Carlos III University of Madrid launches in December 2020 the Climate Strategic Initiative, an interdisciplinary project that brings together the efforts of researchers from different areas of knowledge at Carlos III University of Madrid, with the aim of exploring imaginative solutions to climate change, the greatest human challenge of the 21st century.
    The fight against climate change is a global effort, which requires the involvement of the best global lawyers.
    The Master of International Advocacy maintains its commitment to this challenge, training the best jurists, and its two co-directors are members of the Climate Strategic Initiative.
     
  • Deloitte Legal Chair of Business Law: Presentation of the International Arbitration Center of Madrid and Career talks in Arbitration
    November 19, 2020, 7.30 p.m.
    Speakers:
    • Melanie Riofrío, Secretary General of CIAM
    • Álvaro Alarcón Dávalos, Senior Associate in Deloitte Abogados
    • Pilar Colomes Iess, Counsel to the Department of Litigation and Arbitration Eversheds Sutherland Nicea
Catedra Deloitte Legal de Derecho Empresarial 2020

 

  • First Edition Deloitte Legal Award Ceremony
    The Deloitte Legal Award is associated with the "Business Transaction Lab" (BTL) activity of the Master in International Advocacy.
    In its first edition the winner was María Domingo Roldán. José María Elias de Tejada, partner of Deloitte Legal and member of the Jury that decided the award among the three finalists, presented the award.
Acto de Entrega de la Primera Edición Premio Deloitte Legal | Foto 01
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2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

  • MAI students Paloma Aurioles Gálvez del Postigo and Ana Marín Fernández de la Vega were part of the uc3m team at the Moot Libre Competencia (Peru). The 2020 edition took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, so its oral phase was held in online format. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid presented a team in that competition for the first time, and being, moreover, the first Spanish and European team to present in the history of the competition to date. The UC3M team managed to qualify for the round of the top 8 teams (quarterfinals). The total number of participating teams was 31.
     
  • MAI students Sara Aquilue and Ana Isabel Ganado were part of the uc3m team at the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Before the outbreak of the health crisis in Europe, the team representing UC3M in the Willem C. Vis Moot participated in person in the Madrid Vis Pre-Moot, held in the offices of Cuatrecasas, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Allen & Overy on February 27 and 28, where they competed against the universities of Lisbon, EFB-Paris Bar School, Jagiellonian and Aix-Marseille. It also participated in person in the LSE-LCIA Vis Pre-Moot 2020, held in London at the London School of Economics on March 7 and 8. The team competed against the Universities of Basel, Francisco Marroquín, Aalborg, Jagiellonian, Bonn and University College London. After the outbreak of the COVID 19 crisis, the uc3m team decided to participate in the oral phase in the online format proposed by the organization of the Vis Moot, being a great challenge to adapt to the new support and competing online against the universities of New Vision, San Diego, Brasilia and Frankfurt am Main.
     
  • MAI students from the uc3m team at the Moot Madrid virtual hearings:
MAI students from the uc3m team at the Moot Madrid virtual hearings

 

Seminario de Eleanor Sharpston, Abogada General en el Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea (TJUE)

 

  • The UC3M presents the Deloitte Legal Chair of Business Law with the aim of promoting training and study in relation to the different legislations that govern business activity in all its areas, including commercial, transaction, regulatory, corporate governance or arbitration matters.
    This initiative also seeks to develop the interest of law students of the University in this branch. For this reason, it will promote the development of training programmes, particularly those related to the Master in International Law, the Moot Madrid and the activities of the commercial law area of the Department of Private Law of the UC3M. Within the framework of the Chair, the Deloitte Prize has been created for students of the transactional path of the Master in International Law.
    This Chair, co-directed by Pilar Perales Viscasillas, professor in the Department of Private Law at UC3M, and Sharon Izaguirre Gómez, partner in charge of the Corporate and Legal M&A area at Deloitte Legal, has representatives from the legal area of different entities in its Academic Council, such as: Banco Santander; the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Madrid; the Madrid College of Lawyers; Iberdrola; Mapfre and Telefónica.
The UC3M presents the Deloitte Legal Chair of Business Law

 

  • The Madrid International Arbitration Centre is established. Professor Perales Viscasillas, co-director of MAI, has been appointed Member of the Plenary.
    October 16, 2019

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2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

  • MAI students participate in the following international competitions:
  • Moot Madrid: Paula Arroyo Montes, Beatrice Braga, María Cano Esteban and Sofía Manzanares Bonilla. The UC3M team at Moot Madrid has obtained the following results:
    • HONORABLE MENTION IN THE AWARD FOR BEST SPEAKER: Sofía Manzanares.
    • Response to the Complaint: Second Award.
    The UC3M team also managed to qualify for the quarter-final round, and therefore also received Honorable Mention.
  • Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot: Laiene Etxebarria Abiña and Alicia Larrazabal Erminy.
    The team representing UC3M surpassed the general rounds of Willem C. Vis Moot, where it competed with the universities of Munich, The Hague, FAAP Sao Paulo and American University of Washington. The team reached 62nd place out of 372 teams, falling in the elimination rounds against Brooklyn University.
  • FIA Moot: Alejandra Ruiz de Apodaca Marcos. The UC3M team reached 25th place in the 12th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (FIA).
  • Moot Internacional de Mediación y Negociación: Beatriz Arroyo Argüelles and Juan Tejada Londoño. The team passed the preliminary rounds and the students received the Recognition for the Team with the Best Interventions with the Mediator.
  • International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot: Celia López Carmona and Zuriñe Sanz Chalzquer.
    The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid team ends its participation in the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot after qualifying for the semi-finals. The oral phase of the 2019 edition took place at the headquarters of Erasmus University (Rotterdam) with the participation of 35 teams from five continents (the uc3m team was the only Spanish representative along with 6 other Europeans).
Students of the Master in International Advocacy at the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot 2019

 

  • Interview with professor Pilar Perales Viscasillas, Full professor of Commercial Law at the Carlos III University of Madrid, for the CIAR Global magazine.
    May 13, 2019

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  • XI Edition of Moot Madrid.
    April 1-5,l 2019

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  • Conference: Financing of third parties and allocation of costs in arbitration: what can I recover and what can not?
    April 2, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.

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  • International Seminar: Javier Solana, from the University of Glasgow, will give the seminar Sustainable Finance: Does Law Matter?
    April 3, 2019.
     
  • International Seminar: International Arbitration and Energy.
    March 18, 2019.

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  • MAI students representing UC3M at Willem C. Vis Moot participated in the Madrid Vis Pre-Moot, held at the offices of Cuatrecasas, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Allen&Overy on 28 February and 1 March, where it competed against the universities of Mainz, Johannes Kepler, Krakow and Versailles. Celia Cañete, speaker in the substantive part, obtained the honourable mention for "3rd Best Oralist".
    The UC3M team also participated in the Barcelona Vis Pre-moot, held on 22 March 2019 at the offices of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, competing against the universities of Leiden, Montpellier, ESADE and Krakow. The team won the honorary prize for "Best Claimant" and Celia Cañete, speaker in the substantive part, obtained the honorary mention for "Best Oralist".

     
    Alumnos del MAI participaron en el Madrid Vis Pre-moot
    Alumnos del MAI participaron en el Barcelona Vis Pre-moot
    Alumnos del MAI participaron en el Barcelona Vis Pre-moot
    Alumnos del MAI participaron en el Barcelona Vis Pre-moot

 

  • Within the Series of Seminars on Career Talks of the Master in International Advocacy, we inaugurated the guest cycle with Professor Alejandro Garro of Columbia University and the international referee Antonio Hierro, who will tell us about their extensive experience in the field of international arbitration. Nazareth Romero will act as moderator.
  • The activity will take place on November 21 at 7.30 pm in the classroom 2.A.05.
     
  • Published on October 31 the case of the XI Edition of Moot Madrid.

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  • Transnational Law Conference.
    October 18 and 19, 2018.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

MAI students participate in the following international competitions:

  • Moot Madrid: Paula Arroyo Montes, Beatrice Braga, María Cano Esteban y Sofía Manzanares Bonilla. The UC3M team at Moot Madrid has obtained the following results:
    • HONORABLE MENTION IN THE AWARD FOR BEST SPEAKER: Sofía Manzanares.
    • Response to the Complaint: Second Award.
    The UC3M team also managed to qualify for the quarter-final round, and therefore also received Honorable Mention.
  • Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot: Laiene Etxebarria Abiña y Alicia Larrazabal Erminy.
    The team representing UC3M surpassed the general rounds of Willem C. Vis Moot, where it competed with the universities of Munich, The Hague, FAAP Sao Paulo and American University of Washington. The team reached 62nd place out of 372 teams, falling in the elimination rounds against Brooklyn University.
  • FIA Moot: Alejandra Ruiz de Apodaca Marcos
  • Moot Internacional de Mediación y Negociación: Beatriz Arroyo Argüelles y Juan Tejada Londoño
  • International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot: Celia López Carmona and Zuriñe Sanz Chalzquer.
    The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid team ends its participation in the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot after qualifying for the semi-finals. The oral phase of the 2019 edition took place at the headquarters of Erasmus University (Rotterdam) with the participation of 35 teams from five continents (the uc3m team was the only Spanish representative along with 6 other Europeans).
Students of the Master in International Advocacy at the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot 2019

2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

  • MAI's Students participate in the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (2018) and qualify for the final rounds.
    Carlos Seseña Baquero and Noelia Jiménez Piris, both of the Master in International Advocacy, have been part of the team that the UC3M formed to participate in this edition.

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  • GoArb, Investment Arbitration Course: july 2-7, 2018, Madrid-Puerta de Toledo Campus.
    3 Scholarships for the students of the Master in International Advocacy:

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  • Moot Madrid: April 16-20, 2018.
    The Directors of the MAI celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Moot Madrid with 27 teams from 12 countries in which they will face a simulation of an international commercial arbitration.

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  • Tuesday April 24, 2018, 19.30, Classroom 2.A.06, Conference of Rafael Castillo Triana, CEO, The Alta Group Latin American Region: How a Latin American Purpose became a Global Passion.
     
  • Participation of the MAI's Students in the XXV Edition of the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (March 24-29, 2018).
    The students of the Double Master's Degree in Legal Practice and International Advocacy, ANA FERNÁNDEZ ARALUCE and ALBERTO UNZURRUNZAGA, were competing in Vienna in front of more than 350 Universities around the world.
Students of the Master in International Advocacy