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The Arbitrators’ Quest is the annual Moot Court Competition in which the participants get to experience mock trial setting before lawyers from the Konrad & Partners’ International Arbitration Practice Group. The students, graduates and young professionals who have interest in International Arbitration are most welcome to participate.
The participants will have the opportunity to gain firsthand practical experience in situations and matters typically arising in international arbitration disputes, with the help of our experienced arbitration practitioners.
The problem for the Moot is based on an international sales contract that involves issues and facts which commonly arise in an arbitration.
The selection process will be as follows:
We will select the top ten participants based on their written applications, which are due by 28 February 2019 (see more below).
In March 2019, selected candidates will be notified and provided with a case file with instructions.
Participants will be expected to prepare a written memorandum in support of a pre-assigned party to the dispute.
On 24 May 2019, oral arguments will take place in Vienna. The winner will be selected based on the quality and content of his or her application, written submission and oral arguments.
Konrad & Partners will award the winner with a paid two-month internship in Vienna as well as the costs for his or her accommodation.
The finalists will be given a chance of participating in a simulated hearing at our offices in Vienna and cover their accommodation expenses.
Prize: Paid 2 month internship with our International Arbitration Practice Group in Vienna, on 24 May 2019.
The following persons are allowed to participate:
Students, graduates and young professionals with an interest in international arbitration who are reasonably familiar with general arbitration procedures.
The finalists will be selected based on their application documents.
The application has to be submitted on or before 28 February 2019 via e-mail to Ms. Eugenia Mocanu (e.mocanu[at]konrad-partners.com) along with the following information and documents:
The quality of the application documents, both in terms of substance and form, will be considerated for the selection of participants and the overall evaluation of your performance during the Moot.
The length of the paper should range from 1000 - 1500 words. Applicants should describe the arbitrability of disputes in their home countries, considering relevant legislation as well as case law and compare those to international developments in arbitration. Papers are expected to meet international academic standards. Findings should be supported by references and footnotes.
The quality of your application, both in terms of substance and form, will be taken into account for the selection of participants and the overall evaluation of your performance during the Moot.
Submission of the paper: February 28, 2019
The finalists will be notified in March, 2019.
.For any further queries, please contact Ms Eugenia Mocanu at e.mocanu[at]konrad-partners.com.
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