The oral rounds of Prof. Mozolin Corporate Arbitration Moot Court were held on December 2, 2017. 122 student teams from more than 20 legal faculties have registered for the Moot Court. 36 teams with higher scores for written submissions became participants of the oral rounds. Teams’ pleadings were arbitrated by more than 60 experts in corporate law and ADR.
The oral rounds took place in premises of leading legal firms such as Baker Botts, Skadden, Orrick, Eversheds, Dechert, Sirota & Partners as well as in the office of investment company Hines. The final took place in the hall of Ducat Place II.
The Moot Court consisted of four play-off rounds. According to the results of first round, quarterfinals and semifinals, arbitrators chose four best teams for the final battle:
Finalists’ pleadings were judged by the panel of 5 arbitrators: Dmitry Stepanov (EPAM) – pres., Anton Asoskov (Lomonosov MSU), Asiyat Kurbanova (ALRUD), Oleg Zaitsev (RCPL) and Oksana Oleinik (HSE).
The team from the Research Centre of Private Law under the President of Russian Federation became the winner of the moot court. Irina Akimova, the participant of this team, became the best oralist of the Moot Court.
The previous day, on December 1, 2017, the Moot Court Conference on Current Issues of Corporate Law and Corporate Arbitration was held in the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation. Irina Shitkina (Lomonosov MSU), Olesya Petrol (RCPL), Anton Asoskov (Lomonosov MSU), Sergey Kosorukov (Reznik, Gagarin and Partners) and Sergey Petrachkov (ALRUD) presented their reports. The conference was terminated by the presentation of Young Institute of Modern Arbitration (Young IMA), the young arbitration specialists network.
Arbitration Center appreciates all the students, arbitrators, speakers and volunteers for participating in the Moot Court. We also appreciate our partners: ALRUD and Ivanyan & Partners law firms as well as the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Special thanks to Baker Botts, Skadden, Orrick, Eversheds, Dechert, Sirota & Partners and Hines firms for kind cooperation and grant of the premises for the oral rounds.
The video from the oral rounds can be found here.