In teams of three members, participants will solve two cases and prepare a final presentation in front of the jury, which is composed by prestigious firms such as Boston Consulting Firm (BCG), McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company among other top consulting companies, together with university professors. There is no minimum age or experience required to participate. Students from all UPF Faculties and courses can participate in the Case Competition.
The competition has two eliminatory rounds: 1)Non presential first round: Your team will have to solve the business case you will be given, prepare a self-explanatory Power Point Presentation. Five teams will be selected among all participants, which will pass on to the presential final round. 2) Presential final round: Your team will solve another case in an individual room that will be provided. You will have 5 hours to solve and prepare the final presentation. Then, you will have to present your case solution in front of the jury.
AZ Capital, on of the most important partnerns of PCF,is an independent investment banking firm that provides financial advisory services in corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs, private placements, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, capital increases and financial restructuring. Some of the exmembers of our team and other alumnis have been positioning the name of our university in a really good place. This has lead UPF to be a good signal for the company.
Twice a year, an event is organized by our team to connect the company with the top students of our university. The event takes part at the university campus with some seniors and one alumni. It starts with a brief presentation of the company and, afterwards, each candidate introduces himself to the AZ Capital team. At the end, the networking starts where the candidates can talk and solve any doubts with the employees. This last part is a great opportunity for the candidates (UPF students) to make the AZ Capital employees remember them and ask for help in the recruiting process.
Founded in 1940, Uría Menéndez is one of the most prestigious international law firms. With a team made up of more than 500 lawyers distributed around 17 offices located in Europe, America and Asia, Uría Menéndez has been ranked as the first Spanish law firm by Chambers & Partners for the three last consecutive years. We have had the pleasure to receive them at the Pompeu Fabra University both the 17th and the 24th of May, and they also welcomed us to their offices the 26th of May.
During the first session, in our University, the partner Daniel Ripley and the junior associates Pau Panadés and Alexandra Mercader introduced to our students one of their administrative law cases. Afterwards they talked about a pro bono case where they worked giving legal advice, showing their more social side.
The second session was based on how to advise an entrepreneur from both a partner and a junior associate’s point of view, José Soria and Meritxell Sayol respectively.
Finally, we have been welcomed to their offices, located at Diagonal business area. The law students of our University have been delighted to talk to several new members of the firm, who have sincerely explained their own experiences and answered the enquiries of our inquisitive students.
This Uría Menéndez workshop has been very profitable according to the positive feedback we received form the attendants, who had the chance to get to know a bit deeper this firm.