National Moot Court on Arbitration of Corporate Disputes named after Professor V.P. Mozolin is organized annually by the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration since 2017. Each year this moot court unites hundreds of students from different Russian regions, making the competition one of the largest and most prestigious in Russia.
Students are suggested to resolve a fictitious corporate dispute by means of arbitration and present their arguments in a course of oral pleadings. Leading specialists in the fields of corporate law and arbitration, including partners of Russian and foreign law firms, acting arbitrators and academics, take part in the moot court as arbitrators.
Moot Court on Arbitration of Corporate Disputes named after Professor V.P. Mozolin is the only moot court in Russia that is dedicated to resolving of corporate disputes and takes into account the peculiarities of arbitration of these disputes. Rules on arbitration of corporate disputes of the Russian Arbitration Center are applicable for arbitration of a dispute described in the problem of the moot court.
There are two phases of the moot court. On the first (preliminary) phase, teams write and exchange procedural documents. Starting from 2020 the preliminary phase also include online rounds that are organized by means of videoconferencing.
In 2021 premoots will be organized throught Russia. Participation in premoots will help teams to receive valuable feedback from arbitrators, as well as prepare to the preliminary phase and final rounds.