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
About the 2016 mock case
2016 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.
Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration,
Partner at Baker & McKenzie
Competition Rules (UPDATED Excerpt)
The language of the Competition English
Eligible participants LL.B., LL.M. and (or) PhD as well as students persuing related law
degrees from all over the world.
The number of Teams from each separate university The number of teams is not limited.
Team composition A Team may be composed of two to four Team Members. The number of Team Coaches is not limited.
Participation of a Team in both English and Russian Chapters A Team is allowed to participate both in English and Russian Chapters of the Competition.
The full version of the Official Rules of the V ICC Lex Mercatoria International Commercial Arbitraton Moot (English Chapter) is available here.
Participation Fee 300 Euro
Participation Fee for the teams participating in both English and Russian Chapters 400 Euro (200 Euro for each of the Chapters)
For the Teams from the Republic of Belarus the Participation Fee is established in Belarusian roubles
Participation Fee for the Teams from Belarus
880 BYN for participation in both English and Russian Chapters (440 BYN for each of the Chapters)
In exceptional circumstances you can ask for the waiver of participation fee by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE. REGISTRATION & PAYMENT PROCEDURE
Deadline for payment of Participation Fee October 21, 2016
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.
May 15 – Registration Opening
June 1 – Case Problem Release
July 18 – Summer International Law Camp 2016 (elective side-event)
October 16 – Deadline for Completing the Registration Form
October 21 – Deadline for Paying the Participation Fees
November 25 – Opening Ceremony & Conference
November 28 – Awards Ceremony
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 Submiting Memorandum for Claimant
November 17, 2016 – Deadline for Submiting Memorandum for the Respondent
Chair of the Organizing Committee
DR. ANDREY L. KOZIK
PROFESSOR DR. GEORGES AFFAKI
KLAUS PETER BERGER