16 January 2007 - International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is delighted to announce an annual student scholarship scheme with the College of Europe (in Bruges, Belgium and Warsaw, Poland) commencing in the 2006/2007 academic year. The scholarship is open to candidates from the College of Europe who are studying law and are about to embark on their professional career. The Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw Legal Business Prize will include a paid six-month internship for the winner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw's Brussels office and a cash prize of 2,000 Euros. The prize will be awarded to the candidate judged to have submitted the best thesis discussing the impact of EU law on business.

Dr. Günter Burghardt, Senior Counsel in the Brussels office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, commented:
"By setting up a law prize which incorporates an internship we hope to foster greater understanding between ourselves and students looking to make their career in the law. We are proud to join those from the private sector who support the College of Europe, the oldest post graduate institution having educated generations of international scholars in European integration matters over more than 50 years."

Kiran Desai, partner in the Brussels office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, added: "This prize seeks to encourage study of EU law and in particular its importance to and impact on the business community. The EU itself has recognised the necessity of impact assessments by making them mandatory for all proposed EU legislation identified in the European Commission's Work Programme."

Further information:
Dr. Günter Burghardt
Senior Counsel / Ambassador (rtd.), Brussels
 +32 (0)2 551 5955

Charlotte Ward
PR Manager