Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (FDI) is a student moot court competition in investment arbitration, comprising more than 50 teams from the universities all around the world.
The teams argue the case based on the mock dispute between a foreign investor and a host state that addresses most topical issues of jurisdiction and merits (standards of protection of foreign investors in investment treaties). There are usually 5 legal issues to analyze.
The FDI Moot Court involves 2 stages:
1st stage – submission of written memoranda (arguments both for claimant and respondent).
2nd stage – oral rounds (presentation of arguments before the arbitral tribunal).
For more detailed information, visit the official page of the competition.
Russian Arbitration Center in cooperation with in cooperation with Saint Petersburg State University and Saint Petersburg University Moot Court Society organizes the contest.