Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Frankfurt International Investment Moot Court will release the problem statement for its 2009-10 competition on Monday, September 14. This year's problem concerns a dispute arising during "tulip mania," the 17th century investment "bubble" (and subsequent crash) in the Dutch tulip bulb market.
Now in its third year, the moot is hosted by the Wilhem Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Systems at Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main. The oral rounds of the competition will be held in Frankfurt, March 9-12, 2010. Arbitrators in the 2010 final round will be Professors James Crawford, Francisco Orrego Vicuna, and Christoph Schreuer.
The Best Advocate Award in the moot is accompanied by a full-tuition scholarship to Queen Mary, University of London's Centre for Commercial Law Studies towards either an LL.M. degree in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution or towards a postgraduate diploma in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration). In addition, all members of the winning team receive a three-week placement at The Hague Academy for International Law.
For additional information, visit the competition's website at http://www.investmentarbitrationmoot.com/.