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The Moot Season continues: Frankfurt results and conference follow-up

The Frankfurt moot final was anticipated by an Investment conference organized by MWE and Goethe University. Moot arbitrators and other invited speakers shared their experience and insight into the most recent developments in investment arbitration and, in particular, in the arbitrations conducted under the SCC Rules.

Current ISDS debate, transparency, amici curia, issue bias, emergency arbitrator and evidence in investment proceedings were some of the topics presented during the conference. All of the topics were debated from the perspective of the SCC investment caseload and lead to interesting questions and observations from the floor. Speakers from the SCC were legal counsel Natalia Petrik and SCC Chairperson Kaj Hobér.

See what was discussed here  Program

Frankfurt moot results

The conference was followed by the final, judged by Doah Bishop, Veijo Heiskanen and Sabine Konrad, with Ms. Konrad replacing Charles Poncet. The moot had a record registration of more than 60 teams, and the winner of the competition was the team Bucerius Law School Hamburg.

The Best Advocate and winner of the McDermott Will & Emery Scholarship for an LL.M. in International and Comparative Dispute Settlement at Queen Mary School of International Arbitration (London), was Moritz Nickel of the Bucerius team. Silver medal, and winner of the Best Asian Team Award, was the National University of Singapore.