ABOUT THE COMPETITION

ICC Lex Mercatoria is an annual international moot court competition on international trade law and arbitration. The teams are to resolve the mock case prepared by the International Court of Arbitration on the basis of the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC. The venue of ICC Lex Mercatoria is kindly provided by the Belarusian State University. ICC Lex Mercatoria competition contributes to the promotion of the international commercial arbitration as an alternative method of resolving commercial disputes.

ICC Lex Mercatoria was founded in 2011 as a Russian language competition. Due to the success, in 2016, the English Chapter of the Competition is announced. The moot court Competition will be held in Minsk (Belarus) on November 25 – 28, 2016. The English section of ICC Lex Mercatoria Moot is administered by the International Law & Arbitration Association (BILA Association).

ICC LEX MERCATORIA IS A SPECIAL AMONG THE BEST MOOT COURTS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

 
Dr. Andrey L. Kozik

Secretary-General of the BILA Association

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About the 2016 mock case

khvalei_vladimir2016 case is based on a real scenario, when a luxury yacht was severely damaged due to the alleged defect in the door locking mechanism. The material problem would focus on relations between the letter of credit (L/C) and the underlying contract, bank's obligations to pay under the L/C in case of the alleged forgery of signature. Procedural issue would arise from a possibility of extending the ICC arbitration clause in the main contract to the bank by making reference in the L/C, as well as relations between the two arbitrations arising out of the same set of facts, but between different entities.

Vladimir Khvalei
Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration,
Partner at Baker & McKenzie

Competition Rules (Excerpt)

The language of the Competition English

Eligible participants LLB and (or) LLM students from all over the world

The number of Teams from each separate universityEach university may enter three Teams maximum. In extenuating
circumstances, a duly authorized officer of the university may petition
the Organizing Committee (info@icclexmercatoria.org), in writing, to allow more than three Teams
from that university.

Team compositionA Team may be composed of two to five Team Members, including Team Coach/Adviser


The full version of the Official Rules of the V ICC Lex Mercatoria International Commercial Arbitraton Moot (English Chapter) will be available at the official web-site (icclexmercatoria.org) on June 1, 2016

Participation Fee

Participation Fee 300 Euro


For the Teams from the Republic of Belarus the Participation Fee is established in Belarusian roubles

Participation Fee for the Teams from Belarus
6 900 000 bel. roub.


In exceptional circumstances you can ask for the waiver of participation fee by emailing us at info@icclexmercatoria.org

DEADLINE. REGISTRATION & PAYMENT PROCEDURE

Deadline for payment of Participation Fee October 1, 2016

Payment Procedure
1. Register your team online at TEAM REGISTRATION
2. After registration you will receive the invoice at the email indicated during team registration
3. Pay the received invoice (payment of the Participation Fee)
4. From the moment the payment of the Participation Fee is received by the Organizer your Team is eligible to participate in the Competition.

Important Dates

May 15 – Registration Opening
June 1 – Case Problem Release
July 18 Summer International Law Camp 2016 (elective side-event)
October 1 – Deadline for Registration and Participation Fees
November 25 – Opening Ceremony & Conference


UPDATED

September 12, 2016 – Deadline for the Requests of the Participants to Clarify the Case Problem
September 26, 2016 – Case Problem Clarifications Release
October 16, 2016 – Deadline for Filing a Statement of Claim by the Claimant
November 12, 2016 – Deadline for Filing a Statement of Defense by the Respondent

ORGANIZERS

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SPONSOR

Baker & McKenzie

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ALEXIS MOURRE

ALEXIS MOURRE

President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

Chair of the Organizing Committee

VLADIMIR KHVALEI

VLADIMIR KHVALEI

Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

Member of the Organizing Committee

VLADIMIR KHVALEI

Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

GALINA ZUKOVA

GALINA ZUKOVA

Associate at White & Case (Paris, France); Chair of the Arbitrators Nominating Committee of the Russian Arbitration Association

Member of the Organizing Committee

GALINA ZUKOVA

Associate at White & Case (Paris, France); Chair of the Arbitrators Nominating Committee of the Russian Arbitration Association

ALEXANDER BELOHLAVEK

ALEXANDER BELOHLAVEK

Partner at the Law Office of Alexander Belohlavek (Prague, Czech Republic); University Professor (Int. Private Law, Economics

Member of the Organizing Committee

ALEXANDER BELOHLAVEK

Partner at the Law Office of Alexander Belohlavek (Prague, Czech Republic); University Professor (Int. Private Law, Economics

DR. ANDREY L. KOZIK

DR. ANDREY L. KOZIK

Secretary-General of the BILA Association

Member of the Organizing Committee

DR. ANDREY L. KOZIK

Secretary-General of the BILA Association

DARYA SHIROKOVA

DARYA SHIROKOVA

Deputy Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC Court of Arbitration

Member of the Organizing Committee

DARYA SHIROKOVA

Deputy Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC Court of Arbitration

ALEXANDRA SHMARKO

ALEXANDRA SHMARKO

Baker & McKenzie; Chair of the Russian Arbitration Association 25

Member of the Organizing Committee

ALEXANDRA SHMARKO

Baker & McKenzie; Chair of the Russian Arbitration Association 25

PROFESSOR DR. GEORGES AFFAKI

PROFESSOR DR. GEORGES AFFAKI

Independent Arbitrator; Avocat (Paris, France)

Member of the Organizing Committee

PROFESSOR DR. GEORGES AFFAKI

Independent Arbitrator; Avocat (Paris, France)

OLENA PEREPELYNSKA

OLENA PEREPELYNSKA

Partner at Integrites (Kiev, Ukraine); Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association; FCIArb

Member of the Organizing Committee

OLENA PEREPELYNSKA

Partner at Integrites (Kiev, Ukraine); Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association; FCIArb

EMMANUEL JOLIVET

EMMANUEL JOLIVET

General Counsel of the ICC and of the International Court of Arbitration; Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Versailles

Member of the Organizing Committee

EMMANUEL JOLIVET

General Counsel of the ICC and of the International Court of Arbitration; Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Versailles

KLAUS PETER BERGER

KLAUS PETER BERGER

Arbitrator; Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) at the University of Cologne (Germany)

Member of the Organizing Committee

KLAUS PETER BERGER

Arbitrator; Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) at the University of Cologne (Germany)

CRENGUTTA LEAUA

CRENGUTTA LEAUA

Managing Partner at Leaua & Asociatii (Bucharest, Romania); Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

Member of the Organizing Committee

CRENGUTTA LEAUA

Managing Partner at Leaua & Asociatii (Bucharest, Romania); Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

 

COMPETITION ADMINISTRATORS

Maksim HOLUB
BILA Association
Eugene MINTSEVICH
BILA Association

Vasili PAVLOV, LL.M
BILA Association

 

 

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