Ninth LL.M. International Commercial & Investment Arbitration Moot Competition

April 9-11, 2020 
Deadline to register: February 24, 2020.


Competition updates:

  • On April 9, 2020 and in cooperation with Young ICCA, we will host at WCL a Skills Training Workshop on Advocacy in International Arbitration. Geared to law students and attorneys under 40, this event will take place from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM and is free. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration information will be announced soon.

  • The following deadlines have changed:

               Teams receive ID numbers: February 26, 2020.
               Argument Outline Submission: March 2, 2020

About the Competition

The Center on International Commercial Arbitration will organize from April 9 to 11, 2020, the Ninth LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.  The Competition will start on in the afternoon of April 9, 2020  with a conference that will discuss important issues related to the 2020 problem. The 2020 general rounds will take place on Friday, April 10 and the elimination rounds on will take place on Saturday, April 11.

This event, created specifically for LL.M. students, seeks to foster the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and investment disputes.

Team members must be enrolled in a U.S. Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. Students from foreign law schools are also eligible to participate as long as they have a law degree and are enrolled in postgraduate law studies.

Students who have completed their studies (through the completion of the required units necessary for the awarding of the LL.M. degree) by December 2019 are unable to be part of a team. Students must be enrolled in an LL.M. or postgraduate law studies at the moment of the competition.

2020 Competition is sponsored by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

The competition focuses primarily on oral advocacy before a panel of arbitration experts. Participants are required to submit a brief argument outline. No other written memorandum is required. The Competition alternates every year between a problem involving an International Commercial Dispute and a problem arising out of an Investment Protection Law or BIT Provision.

In 2020 the problem involves an investment dispute under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.