Winners of the first ERA-CCBE Young Lawyers Contest

September 26th, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink


On 6-7 September 2018, the first ERA-CCBE Young Lawyers Contest took place in Trier, Germany.

20 contestants from 10 nationalities nominated by their local or national Bars took part in the contest. The Bars participating in the project were: the Dutch Brussels Bar (Belgium), Ordine degli Avvocati di Lucca (Italy), the Bucharest Bar (Romania), Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg (Germany), Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamm (Germany), Ecole des Avocats Centre Sud Grand Est (France) and the Warsaw Bar Association (Poland). To enhance the transnational character of the contest, contestants were divided into 6 teams from different Member States with different legal traditions:

Team 1 – Marco Polo
Ester Vets (BE)
Sini Tossavainen (FI)
Kyriaki Georgiou (CY)

Team 2 – Christopher Columbus
Stéphane de Schutter (BE)
Dino Gliha (CR)
Lena Haffner (DE)
Guðrún Olsen (IS)

Team 3- Ferdinand Magellan
Rimma Abadjan (BE)
Michel Dayanithi (FR)
Andria Newton (CY)
Ivana Kikerec (CR)

Team 4 – Jacques Cartier
Justine Van den Bon (BE)
Radosław Maruszkin (PO)
Vilma Markkola (FI)

Team 5 – Amerigo Vespucci
Christian Straker (DE)
Nicoleta-Angela Cherciu (RO)
Diana Romanini (I)

Team 6 – Vasco da Gama
Vincent Berthier (FR)
Ella Hiltunen (FI)
Livia Dianu-Buja (RO)

In each round of the contest, a different task was mastered: a written report on a legal question of the EU business law; an oral debate; a negotiating exercise on company law; and a moot court exercise based on a case. Members of the CCBE Presidency, Margarete von Galen and Ranko Pelicarić, were part of the jury.

Throughout the contest, participants showed a lot of enthusiasm, commitment and motivation.

The winners of the contest:
Vincent Berthier (France)
Ella Hiltunen (Finland)
Livia Dianu-Buja (Romania)


A free registration to the upcoming CCBE conference  “Artificial Intelligence – Humane Justice” (30 November 2018 in Lille, France) will be provided for winners.

For more information, please check Young Lawyers’ Contest website.