French victory in Swedish Pre-Moot

The French team Sciences Po took the victory in the Swedish Pre-Moot for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (“Frankfurt Moot”) in Uppsala last weekend. The day before the competition, SCC also hosted a seminar in Stockholm on investment arbitration under the SCC rules.

Over Friday and Saturday 26-27 February the second version of the Swedish Pre-Moot for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (“Frankfurt Moot”) took place in Stockholm and Uppsala, respectively. On Friday the SCC hosted a 2 hour seminar for the participating teams which was followed by a cocktail reception at Mannheimer Swartling.

On Saturday the rounds were held at the Law Faculty of Uppsala University. After an intense day it was time for the final – presided by Christer Söderlund (Magnusson)– between the teams Sciences Po and Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Sciences Po took the victory, and one of its team members - Jack Biggs, from Australia - took the prize as individual best pleader. The prize was awarded by Mannheimer Swartling.

After the final, Uppsala University hosted a cocktail reception for the teams. The participating teams came from Russia (Lomonosov Moscow State University) Germany (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), France (Science Po), Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg), Belarus (International University MITSO), and Sweden (Uppsala University).

About the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot

Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court, FIAM is an international student competition focusing on investment arbitration. About 40 teams from a variety of countries participate in the Frankfurt Moot. This year’s Moot problem deals with the illegal arrest of the Russian citizen and ship captain Gustav Dahlberg, which led to a fictive investment claim brought by the captain against the U.S. The investment dispute is conducted under the SCC Rules.

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