The Law Society’s Competition Section is pleased to announce that its formal annual dinner and Horsfall-Turner Essay Prize Awards took place this year on Wednesday 22 November at the Law Society’s Hall.

The evening entertainment commenced with networking drinks, which was followed by the master of ceremonies calling out guests to enjoy a three course dinner and drinks served in the Law Society’s beautiful common room. After dinner, our keynote speaker provided us with a competition law related speech, and this was followed by presentation of the Horsfall Turner Essay prizes to the winners. The guests then moved to the 113 bar for further networking.

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Keynote speaker - Professor Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court

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Carl Baudenbacher

Professor Carl Baudenbacher has been the Liechtenstein Judge of the EFTA Court since 1995 and its President since 2003. He has been the reporting judge in many of the EFTA Court’s most significant cases including: Norway Post, DB Schenker I, Icesave, and Vigeland. Previously from 1994-1995 he was a Justice of the Princely Supreme Court of Liechtenstein. From 1987 to 2013 he was the Chair of Private, Commercial and Economic Law and the Managing Director of the Institute of European and International Business Law at the University of St. Gallen HSG. From 1993 to 2004, he was a Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Texas. He is now the Director of the Competence Center for European and International Law at the University of St Gallen HSG.

He holds an honorary doctorate in economics from Leuphana University in Germany and is a renowned expert across numerous fields of law, focusing in particular both on the interplay between national, European, and international law, with the many facets of business law, but also on comparative law and the law of international courts and arbitration tribunals. In these fields his has written forty books and more than 200 articles.


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Horsfall-Turner essay 

The Horsfall Turner essay prize is a prestigious award given to the best essay submission on a given topic.

Both the first prize winner (£1,000) and the highly commend winner/s (£250 prize) with be presented with their award from our key note speaker, receiving a free place on the top table at the dinner. Find out more information about the essay.