Three students awarded
The academic defence of the Legal & Tax Prize, organised by Allen & Overy and
HEC Paris - in partnership for the second time this year with the daily business
newspaper La Tribune - took place on June 30th, 2008.
A jury of 16 members (see the complete jury on page 2) including high-profile
individuals from the business world, as well as representatives of HEC Paris School
of Management and lawyers from Allen & Overy LLP, Paris, selected three winners
among six finalists:
Agathe Rameix (International Taxation and Law specialisation): "The EU State aid
prohibition applied to French tax legislation"
Anthony Seghers (International Law and Management Master): "The financial and tax
optimisation of a specific LBO: the Owner Buy Out"
Paris, 9th July, 2008
Allen & Overy LLP Third prize***:
contacts: Michel Vanderstraeten (International Taxation and Law specialisation): "In what measure
Jean-Claude Rivalland – would the CCCTB be a profitable solution to transfer pricing problems in Europe?"
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* First prize: 5,000 Euros and a paid work placement for a minimum period of 3 months in
HEC Paris Contacts: Allen & Overy Paris office.
Richard Perrin – ** Second prize: 3,500 Euros
Stéphanie Lorette *** Third prize: 1,500 Euros
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The award ceremony will take place on September 16th, 2008, 19.00 pm, in Paris, in the
presence of Erik Izraelewicz, chief editor and deputy director of La Tribune.
JURY MEMBERS – 2008
Caroline Bergeron Group vice Head of Legal - LVMH
Head of legal for Europe, competition and group legal
Frédéric de Brouwer function - Société Générale
Benoît Dutour Head of Legal – Nestlé France
Blandine Fauran Head of Legal & Taxation – Les Entreprises du Médicament
François Funck-Brentano Head of Legal - Lazard Frères & Compagnie
Cécile Georges Head of Legal - ADP GSI
Willy Mathot General Counsel - Ipsen
Marianna Nitsch Head of Legal - GE Real Estate
Isabelle Perret-Noto Head of Legal - Cetelem
HEC Paris – Scientific Director of the Mastère "International Law and
François Lenglart Management"
Nicole Stolowy HEC Paris – Senior Associate Professor "Business Law and Taxation"
Carine Chassol Allen & Overy LLP – Banking and Finance
Estelle Dion Allen & Overy LLP – Tax
Olivier Fréget Allen & Overy LLP – Competition
Jean-Claude Rivalland Allen & Overy LLP – Mergers & Acquisitions
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Legal and Tax Prize
The Legal & Tax Prize was created in 2004 after Allen & Overy became a member of
the HEC Foundation.
The organisers: two international structures leaders in their fields: A&O, a magic
circle law firm; and HEC, the first European Business School since 2005.
The Prize is awarded for the three best theses, submitted by six to ten students of
the HEC International Taxation and Law specialisation and of the International Law
and Management Master (in partnership with the ESCP-EAP).
The jury, composed of high-profile business men and women, as well as
representatives of HEC Paris School of Management and lawyers from Allen & Overy
LLP, Paris, interviews the finalists.
The prizes will be presented to the winners during the award ceremony in the
presence of a guest of honour; Patricia Barbizet (Artemis) in 2005, Jacques Veyrat
(Neuf Cegetel) in 2006 and Alain Weill (NextRadioTV) in 2007.
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