Maib and Gladei&Partners Law Firm have appointed the winners of two scholarships, in the amount of the tuition fee for the academic year 2022-2023, offered in an essay contest on the topic "Capping interest in credit agreements (how) to hold with the hare and run with the hounds?". In addition, Gladei&Partners Law Firm also offered an internship for a month.
The contest took place between September 20 and October 2. Senior-year undergraduate students and postgraduate’s students from the Law Faculty of any university in Moldova, with full time attendance, based on a contract or budget funding, at higher education institutions in the country participated.
Ambitious and studious students highlighted their knowledge of law and banking by addressing the proposed essay topic in the most exhaustive, creative, well-documented ways possible.
Aelita Orhei, Head of the maib Legal Department:
"Maib supports the initiatives that contribute to the growth and professional development of the young generation, that’s why we are happy to offer two scholarships together with the Gladei&Partners Law Firm. We supported well-initiated students in their chosen field and speciality, and we hope they will use the scholarship to develop their knowledge and put it into practice. We look forward to welcoming them to the maib team, here where there is always room for the best".
On October 8, the finalists of the contest were invited in the premises of the Faculty of Law of USM, the academic partner of the project, to present the works in front of the Evaluation Commission, which included Roger Gladei, lawyer-coordinator of Gladei& Partners, Aelita Orhei, Head of the maib Legal Department, as well as Sergiu Baies, head of the Civil Law Department of the State University of Moldova.
Roger Gladei, lead lawyer Gladei&Partners
"This contest is a chance to show, even during the education process, if you are ready for real life and practical life and to enter the professional field you have coveted. All participating students were well prepared and demonstrated they are passionate, dedicated and hardworking to achieve outstanding results in law and jurisprudence. Still, as in any competition, the scholarships went to the best of the best".
Tudor Popa, a postgraduate student of the Faculty of Law of USM, and Nicoleta Budurin, a student of the Faculty of Law of USM, obtained two scholarships. Catalina Stavila, student of the Faculty of Law of USM obtained the internship in the Gladei&Partners Law Firm, the three impressing the jury with their professional approach to the topic, proposed solutions and complex CVs.
Tudor Popa, winner of the scholarship:
"I want to thank the Gladei&Partners Law Firm, the maib partner, as well as the Faculty of Law for this opportunity to capitalize on our knowledge. It is an ideal opportunity to stand out, highlight our efforts and motivate us in our professional development journey".
Nicoleta Budurin, winner of the scholarship:
"Participating in the project was a challenge and I am delighted that I was able to achieve the expected result. Young people need motivation. Young people must be motivated to work, to develop".
The presentations during the event demonstrated the excellent knowledge of the field of study and the student's critical spirit, confirming their effort in accumulating as much theoretical and practical knowledge as possible in their chosen profession.
Catalina Stavila, winner of the internship at the Gladei&Partners Law Office:
"I am at the beginning of my career. I want to build a professional experience, especially since the law firm is highly rated. This would mean that the tasks that will be given to me will influence me very useful in my development as a professional".
The maib team consists of over 2,400 employees, representing just over a quarter of the employees of the banking sector in the country. Maib is considered by graduate students of the universities of the Republic of Moldova to the best employer, being also the best-known employer brand out of 12 companies proposed to the students. At the same time, the company is among the top employment preferences of university graduates, according to the study "Employer branding & Graduates Career Aspiration Survey”. At the beginning of the current year, the specialized job platform delucru.md also ranked maib in the Top 5 best employers in the country.
The firm's clients are international financial institutions, transnational and foreign companies, government agencies and professional associations, but also, last but not least, start-ups or budding local entrepreneurs. The appreciation of clients and colleagues (the office is rated at the highest level by the international directories Legal 500, Chambers Global and IFLR1000) comes from the achievements on the legal projects in which the members of the office provide legal assistance. The social responsibility of the office members is expressed through participation in the projects initiated by Hai Moldova, CCF Moldova, ELSA and ASD, but also through the direct support of some people.