IV National Annual Moot Court on Arbitration of Corporate Disputes named after Professor Mozolin (Mozolin Moot Court)
A record number of participants registered for the Moot Court: more than 100 teams from 36 universities located in 18 different regions of Russia.
This year's participants had to establish whether the arbitration clause in the charter (articles of association) of a company had a binding effect on former shareholders; to prove whether it was possible to bring the controlling shareholder to responsibility; to deal with the issues of invalidation of significant transactions made for the purpose, contradicting the foundations of the law and order, and of morality.
This year, the Organizing Committee has improved the selection stage of the Moot Court. In addition to preparing the procedural documents, the teams had to take part in online hearings. For such modernization, the team of the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration has developed a special system. The final rounds of the Moot Court consisted of the preliminary rounds (December 5) and the play-off rounds (December 6). The teams’ performances were scored by more than 70 arbitrators specializing in corporate law and arbitration.
A good tradition of the Moot Court is a conference on the issues of the Problem in the run-up to the oral rounds. Speakers of the event were: Yury Babichev (Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Olesya Petrol (Partner, Petrol Chilikov Law Offices) and Roman Bevzenko (Partner, Pepeliaev Group). The speakers deliberated on the extension of arbitration clauses to participants of corporate disputes, discussed the impact of the cause and motive on the invalidity of transactions, and considered the most problematic issue of the Problem — the correlation between public interest and fiduciary duties.
The speakers of the conference also acted as arbitrators of the final round of the Moot Court.
The best teams of the Moot Court:
- 1st place — Team No. 190, Higher School of Economics (Moscow) (team members: Maxim Rapoport, Polina Subbotina, Ekaterina Konik, Elsa Bayanova, Vladimir Sivets, Aidar Barakov, Vitaly Kochetov, coach — Artem Evseev);
- 2nd place — Team No. 144, Higher School of Economics (Moscow) (team members: Daria Kuraksa, Arseny Shevelev, Dinara Yusupova, Rafael Nagumanov, coaches — Margarita Adadurova and Margarita Drobyshevskaya);
- 3rd place — Team No. 999, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) (team members состав команды: Artem Ermakov, Yulia Aleynikova, Daria Ilyina, Anna Ledneva, Anna Vereshchagina and Olga Manaenkova, coach — Zasemkova).
Artem Ermakov (Team No. 999, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)) was recognized as the best speaker of the Moot Court.
The best procedural documents were prepared by the Team No. 190, Higher School of Economics (Moscow).
Best procedural documents for Claimants — Team No. 190 (Higher School of Economics (Moscow)).
Best procedural documents for Respondents — Team No. 653 (Higher School of Economics (Moscow)).
Vladimir Kostsov (Counsel, Sirota & Partners) was recognized as the best arbitrator of the Moot Court.
The Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration expresses its gratitude to the general partner of the Moot — Ivanyan & Partners.
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