Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot


Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot

As of 1 March 2021, the plan for the competition format is:

  • Globals starting end-October in-person in Seoul but with option for teams to particpate virtually/via hybrid rounds.

  • If by mid-July, it looks like (most) teams will not be able to travel to Seoul (without quarantine) at the end of October, we will shift to a virtual-only Global Round.
  • The South Asia and All Africa Regionals in August will be virtual-only. No 2021 Asia Pacific Regional
  • The China and Vietnam National may mix virtual preliminary rounds with in-person elimination rounds (TBC).
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2021 Globals
31 October - 3 November
Seoul, Korea 어서 오십시오
FDI Moot Global Orals 31 October - 3 November 2021 Seoul, Korea. Image Credits: Pixabay.

Increasing international investment, the proliferation of international investment treaties, domestic legislation, and international investment contracts have contributed to the development of a new field of international law that defines obligations between host States and foreign investors and refers to internationalised procedures (e.g. ICSID) for resolving related disputes. These disputes involve not only vast sums, but also a panoply of rights, duties, and shifting objectives at the juncture of national and international law and policy. The FDI Moot helps future lawyers attain a practical understanding of these issues. The case and hearings offer a unique forum for academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss developments - and assess emerging talents.

What characterises the FDI Moot? It's about arbitration - so like the Vis? It involves public international law – so like the Jessup? Well, while we agree that the FDI Moot unites some characteristics of these renowned competitions, FDI Moot also introduces other aspects of international dispute resolution and business law, like foreign investment(duh!), corporate structures & procedures, licensing, environmental law, IP, damages,... The FDI Moot also has some special features – its Globals are in November and the Global venue rotates among major world dispute resolution centres. Teams compete under aliases to avoid (perceived) biases in favour of (or against) famous universities. And of course our competitors and arbitrators are the BEST :-)

The FDI Moot spans approximately six months each year in two phases, written memorials for claimant and respondent and the hearing of oral argument with regional or national rounds for Asia Pacific (Seoul), South Asia (New Delhi), Kenya (Nairobi), Ethiopia (Dire Dawa) and Viet Nam (Ho Chi Minh City), and pre moots in Budapest, St Petersburg, Sao Paulo and Warsaw....

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