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The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, hosted the 8th NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition from February 27-28, 2016.
The moot saw participation from seventeen law schools across the country. The participants were to argue complex commercial and arbitration law issues, based on a fictional problem set by NLS graduate and former Global General Counsel at Cipla, Murali Neelakantan.
The moot was won by Megha Mehta, Sharwari Kothawade, and Ayushi Agarwal from National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in a well-matched final round against Priyanka Murali, Anant Gupta, and Prateek Suri from National Law University, Odisha.
The final round was judged by Chris Parsons, Chairman of India Practice at Herbert Smith Freehills, and Nicholas Peacock, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, Justice Soumen Sen from the Calcutta High Court, and Murali Neelakantan.
Gujarat National Law University and Jindal Global Law School were semi-finalists in the moot. The Best Speaker citation was awarded to Ishan Khanna from Hidayatullah National Law University and the Best Memorial award was won by Nirma University.
The moot problem this year contained issues pertaining to oppression and mismanagement of directors, enforceability of arbitration clauses, and various other practical aspects of Indian company law.