Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot

Winners 2008 to Present

Archives with case files, bench briefs, memorials et. al. can be found at the following links: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 |2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | An overview of the most important results is set out below.

The team that prevails in all elimination matches

Recipient of the Skadden Arps Trophy

2019: Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
2018: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
2017: National Law School of India University Bangalore, India
2016: Paris Bar School, France
2015: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
2014: University of Warsaw, Poland
2013: Harvard Law School, United States
2012: University of Ottawa, Canada
2011: King's College London, United Kingdom
2010: Murdoch University, Australia
2009: Pepperdine University, United States
2008: Murdoch University, Australia


Added scores from both the written and oral phases of the competition

2019 Recipient of the FDI Moot Ashes Highest Ranked Team Trophy

University of Ottawa

2011-2018: Recipient of Baker & McKenzie US$1500 cash prize

2018: WB National University of Juridical Sciences
2017: University of Ottawa
2016: Universitas Gadjah Mada
2015: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2014: Harvard Law School
2013: Federal University of Minas Gerais
2012: Saint Petersburg State University
2011: King's College London
2010: New York University, School of Law
2009: King's College London
2008: Murdoch University School of Law


2019 Recipient of the Baker & McKenzie US$1500 cash prize

Strathmore University, Kenya

2016 Recipient of the Thomas Wälde Tem Fund US$750 cash prize

NALSAR University of Law, India


Advocates who have argued at least two rounds ranked by the average of their scores excluding the two outliers (min/max).

Thomas Wälde Award for Best Advocate

2019: Mr. Peter Knowlton, University of Ottawa
2018: Ms. Grace Tan, University of Ottawa
2017: Ms. Jolene Hansell, University of Ottawa
2016: Ms. Megha Mehortra, NALSAR University of Law
2015: Ms. Despoina Arslanidi, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2014: Ms. Dominika Jędrzejczyk, University of Warsaw
2013: Mr. Alexander Sysoev, Saint Petersburg State University
2012: Ms. Jessica van der Kamp, University of Hong Kong
2011: Mr. Daniel Barbosa, Federal University of Minas Gerais
2010: Ms. Christine van Geyn, New York University
2009: Ms. Marija Skundric, University of Belgrade ex aequo Mr. Aaron Echols, Pepperdine University ex aequo Ms. Otylia Babiak, Suffolk University
2008: Mr. Gunjan Sharma, New York University

Manuela Béltran Award for the Best Woman Advocate (of the Global South)

Established in 2015; cash prize offered by José Manuel Álvarez Zárate; Since 2018 recipients must be from medium or low HDI countries

2019: Ms. Joy Mvatie, Strathmore University
2018: Ms. Yanlin Wan, University of International Business and Economics
2017: Ms. Jolene Hansell, University of Ottawa
2016: Ms. Megha Mehortra, NALSAR University of Law
2015: Despoina Arslanidi, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Best Advocate of the Final Match

The best advocate of the final match is determined by a majority of arbitrators of the final arbitrator panel

2019: Ms. Nika Vartanova, Saint Petersburg State University
2018: Mr. Igor Kirillov, Lomonosov Moscow State University
2017: Mr. Aditya Mehta, National Law School of India University
2016: Mr. Nicolas Pralica, Paris Bar School
2015: Ms. Maria Eleni Chrysantakopoulou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2014: Mr. Max Bernstein, New York University


Memorials are judged in groups of three by at least three memorial judges in at least three rounds. After the first round of evaluation, memorials with similar scores are paired together in the two following rounds.

The Top 6 Memorials are published in the TDM Journal.

Best Claimant Memorial

2019: University of Ottawa
2018: National Law University Jodhpur
2017: Paris Bar School
2016: St. Petersburg State University
2015: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2014: University of Ottawa
2013: National Law University, Delhi
2012: NALSAR University
2011: IELPO LLM
2010: Russian Academy of Justice
2009: King's College London
2008: New York University, School of Law

Best Respondent Memorial

2019: Higher School of Economics
2018: WB National University of Juridical Sciences
2017: National University of Advanced Legal Studies
2016: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2015: Harvard Law School
2014: Harvard Law School
2013: University of Buenos Aires
2012: Saint Petersburg State University
2011: King's College London
2010: New York University, School of Law
2009: Murdoch University School of Law
2008: University of Wisconsin

Claimant and Respondent Memorial winners received a prize of Oxford University Press until 2015

Best Damages Argument

In 2015 and 2019 Global Financial Analytics LLC sponsored a cash prize for the best damages argument in a memorial.

2019: Higher School of Economics
2015: University of Oslo


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