António Pestana Araújo, student at the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law was the winner of the  VdA Academia International Award 2017, aiming at rewarding legal research papers prepared by law students from Portuguese-speaking countries and/or countries that adopt OHADA.
Two Honorable Mentions were attributed to Anastasiya Myrna (University of Lisbon Faculty of Law) and Alexandre Rungo (University Eduardo Mondlane Faculty of Law, Mozambique).
VdA Academia International Award 2017 was delivered by Vasco Vieira de Almeida and Paulo Olavo Cunha, founding partner and partner at VdA, respectively, during the 4th edition of the Corporate Academies Meeting.