- Apprentice Lawyer
The sixth edition of NLIU-Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial International Arbitration Moot was held on a virtual platform earlier this month.
The event was organized in collaboration with the Office of Senior Advocate and MP, Mr. Vivek Tankha, L&L Partners , the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Jus Mundi, Transnational Dispute Management (TDM), NFRAL and IALR.
The three-day event witnessed participation of 50 teams from all across the globe. They all showcased their skills through brilliant performances.
The results of the competition were as follows:
Winner: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune
Best Oralist: Chaitanya Kediyal, University of Oxford (Prize Money Rs. 15,000 and Internship with SIAC)
Best International Team: University of Oxford (Prize Money Rs.30,000)
1. Applicant: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (Prize Money Rs.15,000)
2. Respondent: The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi (Prize Money Rs.15,000)
The judges for the final rounds were
1. Justice A. K. Sikri, International Judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court, (SIAC) Singapore Supreme Court, Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Chairperson of News Broadcasting Standards Authority.
2. Mr. Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP
3. Justice G.S. Patel, Judge, Bombay High Court.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE VALEDICTORY CEREMONY
The Valedictory Ceremony began with a welcome speech by Dr. Rajiv Khare, Dean PG, NLIU and Dr. Sanjay Yadav, Faculty In charge NLIU Moot Court Association.
Monika Saroha, Additional Director, Delhi Judicial Academy, addressed the participants and praised the Moot Court Association for their constant efforts in making the event as a huge success. She also insisted the participants to join Judicial Services as it is the most respected service in our society. Before ending her speech she congratulated the winners.
Vivek Tankha, congratulated the NLIU on behalf of Hon’ble Chief Justice of India for organizing the competition on such a big scale. He also mentioned that in current scenario the most respected job is of a Judge while the most powerful job is of a lawyer.
Prasant Mishra, Partner at L&L Partners stated that this was his fourth association with this program and that the skill levels of the participants increases each year. He also thanked all the judges on behalf of L&L Partners for taking their time and judging the thrilling rounds of this competition.
Justice G.S. Patel (Guest of Honor) began by appreciating the efforts of Mr. Vivek Tankha. According to him the standard displayed by the participants was exceptional. He also praised the teams for their preparedness and research quality. He stated that the level of advocacy displayed by the participants was appreciable and also the participants were confident and comfortable while presenting their arguments in front of the judges.
Mr. Gary Born (Guest of Honor) began by expressing his views on professionalism. He said that the passion of organizers and participants was extraordinary, especially in the virtual mode and its associated difficulties. The teams were really diligent and hardworking. He further stated that the events and competitions like this bring us all together irrespective of international boundaries.
The Valedictory Ceremony concluded with the closing remarks by the Convenor of Moot Court Association, Gokul Holani and the Co-Convenor, Harshit Srivastava. They thanked all the dignitaries, participants, members and volunteers of Moot Court Association for their constant support throughout the competition. They also thanked all the partners for collaborating to host such a wonderful competition.