The IV International Moot Court Competition Arbitration and Commercial Law competition took place in Madrid in June. Moot Madrid is organized by the University Carlos III of Madrid and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. The final of the Spanish speaking Moot Court included students from the University of Versailles and the University Carlos III battling for the winning position.
For second consecutive year the Jury gave the winning award to the 8 student team from the University Carlos III of Madrid . (photos)
The above Universities together with the University of Asunción, Paraguay, and the University of Miami, United States, they proved to be the four best teams of the almost 40 contests in which they participated in a week long period.
A total of seventeen universities from Spain, France, USA, Colombia, Paraguay and Costa Rica took place, including teams of students from the University of Antioquia, American University Washington College, Miami Law School, ULACIT, ICADE, University of La Rioja, Versailles University, University Francisco de Vitoria, Carlos III University of Madrid, University of Gerona, University of Cadiz, University of Córdoba, University Paris Dauphine, Industrial University of Santander, University of Los Andes, ESEN and University Catolica of Asuncion.
The contests were hosted by law firms such as KPMG, Baker & McKenzie, Broseta Abogados, B. Cremades y Asociados, CMS, Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalvez Pereira, Gómez Acebo & Pombo, Hogan Lovells, J&A Garrigues, Novit Legal (Fundación Pons), Pérez-Llorca y Uría Menéndez.
The MOOT competition is designed to cultivate the knowledge and use of legal texts, the use of international commercial arbitration as usual means of dispute resolution in international commercial contracts and the use of Spanish in international transactions among future lawyers.
The final panel that decided who the winners of the competition are included:
- Carmen Nuñez-Lagos, lawyer at Brendin Prat Paris and specialist in International Arbitration,
- José Ricardo Feris, managing director of the International Court Arbitration,
- Fernando Marcondes, managing director of Real Estate law department of L.O Baptista in Sao Paolo and President of the Brazilian Construction Federation.
The Fourth Edition of MOOT Madrid was sponsored by Court of Arbitration of Madrid and the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA).
See more pictures here.