International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration

16 - 18 March 2012, Ukraine, Odessa

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International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration is a contest for law undergraduate and graduate students in English, the essence of which is to present the position of plaintiff and defendant in a dispute, which is regarded in international maritime arbitration.

The competition is held in two phases. The first stage is a written part of the contest (the short analogue of application to the international maritime arbitration) while the second  one is oral (imitation of judicial debate.) The competition is designed to raise the interest of participants in the study of the most problematic issues of maritime law.

In the first stage, a  team presents a separate written position of the plaintiff and defendant,  argues the case  seeks for means to challenge or invalidate the alleged arguments and arguments of the counter party. Taking into account conflict nature of private international maritime law, the applicable law is indicated according to the arbitration clause which is mentioned in the compromise as well as other applicable conventions and international acts. The possibility of using other sources of law may be justified by the parties themselves, which will be properly appreciated by the judges. Since more than 75% of all disputes of this category are resolved at the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, exactly knowledge of English law would be the most valuable for future practitioners in this field.  Thus, for two years  the cases have contained reference to English law and Terms  of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. A written work (memorandum) should be sent to the official e-mail of the event till the mentioned date.

Oral stage takes place in Odessa, in the building of Odessa Commercial Court of Appeal and is evaluated by leading specialists in maritime law, private international and public law. The representatives of plaintiffs act against the defendants from another team within the allotted time.

Deadline date: December 31, 2011


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