EEFI Moot Court

19.04.2021 - 25.04.2021


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EEFI Moot Court is the first moot court in investment law and arbitration based in Eastern Europe. The region has some unique experience balancing between the east and the west for centuries. This, and the growing interest in arbitration in Eastern Europe, call for exploring its history, legal thought and state-making. 

This year's case-study evolves around 'fin-de-siecle' initiatives in the art world of the Eastern and Western Ukraine cut short with the arrival of the Bolshevik regime. Featured are the famed industrialists' family of Khanenkos opening their namesake art museum, and the best singer of Wagner's operas of her time, Solomiya Krushelnytska. While the story in the case-study is true to historic events, the section related to arbitration is fictional and invites to explore issues of jurisdiction in times of changing title over territory in the host state, meaning of substantive standards of investment protection as well as available forms of compensation in investment arbitration.  

Coaching sessions by experienced lawyers are envisaged for all registered teams during preparation time.   

Law students from universities in the designated Eastern European states and students holding the nationality of one of the designated states from universities in other countries are welcome to compete.  

Registration is open till Christmas, December 25, 2020 and the oral rounds are scheduled for the week of April 19, 2021. Oral rounds are to be held in a hybrid onsite-online form for flexible access.

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