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| ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) | Call for Papers | Mock Trial Scriptwriting Contest | Conference on SOCIAL LICENSE AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES, November 13, 2020 | Internship at LawTank | Mediation Breakfast, May 17, 2019 | Internship at the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) | Scholarship Fundraiser at Miller Thomson | Internship at SFL (Solutions for Life sciences)






ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP)


Dear students,


the University of Lausanne has been selected as partner of the ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP), an intensive junior executive program for students and future managers interested in pursuing career opportunities across China and the Euro-Mediterranean region.


The CMBP takes place every year in China (Beijing, Chongqing and Shenzhen) during the summer. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this year’s edition will exceptionally take place online, from July 6 to July 31, with 4 weeks of online lectures, team projects, case-study analyses and conversations with international lecturers and guests, in the fields of innovation, finance, digital marketing, Chinese consumer behavior, negotiations and cross-cultural entrepreneurship. In addition to the online program, the organisers are contemplating holding an extra 10-day study tour with company visits in the most exciting Chinese cities this autumn, provided the Covid-19 crisis is contained.  You will find all the details about CMBP 2020 edition in the attached brochure.


The mission of CMBP is to train a new generation of managers and entrepreneurs, a generation that is alert and competent to meet the opportunities and challenges of Chinese investments in the wider Mediterranean region, and of the growing importance of Chinese consumers worldwide.


CMBP classes consist of graduate students and young professionals from various fields: International Relations, Economics, Management, Architecture, Law, Engineering, History, Languages, Cultural Mediation, IT. Home universities of the participants to the previous editions include the London School of Economics, the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), the Massachusetts Institute of Technologies, the Polytechnic University of Turin, Bocconi University, the Beijing Foreign Studies University, Inalco (Paris), the American University of Rome, the University of Torino, Zhejiang University. At the end of the program, participants are awarded a final certificate, jointly issued by the TOChina Hub and Peking University, and are then invited to join the TOChina Alumni network, to exchange opportunities and business contacts from all over the world.


Students and alumni of the University of Lausanne are entitled to apply for a Partners’ Scholarship, for reducing the tuition fees to EUR 800.


Applications are now open and are processed on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for applications is set on June 29, 2020.


Learn more at and on CMBP social media pages on Linkedin and Instagram.



ChinaMed Business Program

Meet the Directors

Guest speakers of previous editions







Call for Papers


UNIL’s LL.M. Programme in International Business Law and CEDIDAC, along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Connection Science Lab and the AI Transparency Institute are inviting abstracts on:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Dispute Resolution
Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) & Private International Law (PIL)








Mock Trial Scriptwriting Contest


In collaboration with experts in Comparative Law and Civil Procedure, including:

Prof. Carmen Azcarraga Monzonis
Mr. Robert Fleming
Dr. Shaheeza Lalani
Prof. Michele Lupoi
Prof. Enrique Vallines García


the LL.M. Programme is pleased to launch a


Mock Trial Scriptwriting Contest


WHAT: You can submit an original, unpublished script between 10,000 and 15,000 words with a run time of 1 hour maximum. In order to attract audiences of all ages, the script must include well-known characters (e.g. from fairy tales or epic tales). It must also include international business law issues and follow proper procedural rules of a particular jurisdiction, which must be identified.


WHEN: The competition is now open; submissions must be received by December 31, 2020.


WHO: Law students and lawyers


HOW: While the competition is active, submit your script (in English or French) by e-mail to For examples of other scripts, please see the website of the Justice Education Society. For useful tips on how to write the script, register for our LL.M. Course, “International Litigation Advanced”.


WHAT YOU CAN WIN: In addition to the possible publication or performance of the winning script (see, for example Law Week 2019), the winner will receive a tuition fee waiver for any one of the following courses offered in the UNIL LL.M. Programme in International Business Law:


Foundations International Company Law
Business and Human Rights
International Arbitration and Mediation Advanced
Sharing Economy and the Law
Business Law and Litigation in Asia
International Litigation Advanced
Summer School Law and Technology, London



Download the Mock Trial Scriptwriting Contest PDF















CHF 375 (CHF150 for interns and CHF100 for students).

Deadline for payment: November 1, 2020.



Register now




Accommodation and Directions:

For accommodation in Lausanne, have a look at, Airbnb, and roomlala.

Starling Hotel at EPFL, Lausanne

Le Débarcadère, St Sulpice

For instructions on how to get to the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law on Conference Day, see


Key Dates for Authors:

  • Paper Submissions - January 31, 2020
  • Powerpoint Slides (for 15-minute presentations) - March 1, 2020
  • Revised Papers (for publication) - April 30, 2020







Internship at LawTank







LAWTANK Ltd is a Switzerland based international legal service provider that offers language (translations, interpreting, multilingual minute taking / transcriptions, etc.) as well as legal services (research, contract drafting, securing of evidence, etc.) to public corporations and companies while aiming at simplifying and accelerating complex multilingual, multicultural, cross-jurisdictional legal procedures.

LAWTANK Ltd will regularly take on bilingual LL.M. students from the University of Lausanne on a contractual basis as needs arise. Students will help LAWTANK’s clients to overcome linguistic and legal barriers in various legal systems.

This is an excellent opportunity for our LL.M. students to sharpen their language skills and gain insight into the practice of international and cross-border transactions and litigation.

For more information about LAWTANK Ltd., see

Please note:

* This internship is open exclusively to LL.M. students of the University of Lausanne.





Mediation Breakfast, May 17, 2019

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The forthcoming United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (the “Singapore Mediation Convention”) is being heralded as “good news for businesses”, and the LL.M. Programme in International Law is pleased to host a relevant information session over breakfast with Birgit Sambeth Glasner, Partner and Co-Head of Altenburger’s Dispute Resolution Team.

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Download Birgit Sambeth Glasner's presentation on "Enforcement of Mediation Agreements: The Singapore Convention"



FRIDAY May 17, 2019 at 8:30am


University of Lausanne, Internef Building, Room 431


Birgit Sambeth Glasner, Partner and Co-Head of Altenburger’s Dispute Resolution Team, will explain how the Singapore Mediation Convention will impact the recognition and enforceability of international controversies settled through mediation. As a mediator in complex, international and domestic commercial matters and an acknowledged specialist in questions of strategic dispute resolution, she will explain how the Singapore Convention, modeled roughly on the successful Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards (the “New York Arbitration Convention”) could make mediated settlement agreements, like arbitration awards, easier to enforce than decisions from courts of other countries.





Internship at the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI)


The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) was established by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, Neuchâtel and Zurich as a not-for-profit organization which offers means of dispute resolution based on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and the Swiss Rules of Mediation.

Recipient of the GAR Award for the Arbitral Institution that impressed in 2017, SCAI has been attracting attention internationally and continues to build on Switzerland’s long and unique history of dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation.

Students interested in working with the SCAI Secretariat will work on arbitration, mediation, and corporate law matters, closely with the SCAI Executive Director and the Court of Arbitration. They will meet regularly with Members of the Court of Arbitration to discuss rules, case administration, and best practices and, among other tasks, will help organize conferences and draft texts and charts for publications on dispute resolution.

Students specialising in Business Disputes will be given priority for this exclusive internship opportunity.


For more information about SCAI, see


Please note:

* 6 months traineeship, starting in September or March, full time

* International students will be considered for this internship and are not required to hold a Swiss BLaw or MLaw

* Applicants must hold a valid Swiss work permit for the complete duration of the traineeship, allowing them to work fulltime.


Application criteria:

* Legal English language full proficiency and good knowledge of French (other languages are assets)

* Full proficiency with Microsoft tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) and social media.





Scholarship Fundraiser at Miller Thomson

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The Vancouver Office of Miller Thomson LLP will co-host the launch of the recent publication, Intergenerational Equity (BRILL, 2019), as well as a Scholarship Fundraiser for students of our LL.M. Program, who are eligible for financial support from The Spark of Hope Foundation.




Internship at SFL (Solutions for Life sciences)


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SFL (Solutions for Life sciences), a leading consulting company headquartered in Basel that provides integrated service and consulting solutions to the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors, will take on one of our LL.M. students as an intern for 6 months.

Students interested in working with SFL’s professional multidisciplinary team will get hands-on experience working through the entire lifecycle of health care products with European, Swiss and Global regulations.

Since SFL provides its clients with personalised and customised strategic advice as well as high-quality documents that fit the needs of both large and small companies, the intern will benefit from a well-rounded internship that touches on issues of Legal and Compliance support in the context of Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs, Medical Affairs, Market Access and Reimbursement, Quality Assurance, Pharmacovigilance, and Supply Chain.

Students specialising in Business Regulation and Business Transactions will be given priority for this exclusive internship opportunity.


For more information about SFL, see


Please note:

* This internship is open exclusively to LL.M. students of the University of Lausanne

* The internship is meant to cover living expenses in Switzerland


Application criteria:

* Strong interest in life sciences

* Good communication skills

* English language proficiency

* A highly motivated and open-minded personality, able to work and learn in an international and dynamic environment

* Able to work independently and efficiently on own responsibility

* Swiss or EU citizen or valid Swiss work permit




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Programme Manager


Dr Shaheeza Lalani

Programme Manager

LL.M. International Business Law


UNIL – Internef 312

CH - 1015 Lausanne

Tel: +41 (0) 21 692 27 90



Internef - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 27 90
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