V National Annual Moot Court on Arbitration of Corporate Disputes named after Professor Mozolin
In 2021 the Moot Court attracted attention of more than 600 people, namely, 315 students, 67 coaches, 180 arbitrators, 55 volunteers and 22 organisers took part in the event. While our innovative and convenient online Mozolin platform allowed us to hold about 100 rounds. And we are happy that each year these figures are only growing.
Remarkably, this year we held first-ever pre-moots together with Ural State Law University (Yekaterinburg), Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad), Bashkir State University (Ufa) and National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow). The latter pre-moot was held in-person, allowing the participants to feel the full spectrum of emotions before the final rounds.
Also, traditionally on the eve of the offline rounds top Russian professionals spoke at the Fifth Conference, elaborating on the issues of the Moot Court’s Case. The Conference opened with a mini-lecture by Dmitry Zaikin, PhD, on “Hereditary Foundations in Russia: Evolution and Legal Nature”, that was followed by two separate sessions. The first session, “Mortis Causa: Arbitration and Hereditary Foundations” was organized by the Petrol Chilikov law firm, and the speakers were Egor Chilikov (Partner at Petrol Chilikov) and Alexander Yagelnitskiy (Counsel at Petrol Chilikov, Associate Professor at the Civil Law Department of the Faculty of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, PhD), with Yulia Mullina (Executive Administrator at the RAC) moderating. During the second session “IPO: Legal Regulation and Practical Advice”, the speakers were the leading IPO specialists Arthur Iliev (Partner at Clifford Chance), Sergey Volkov (Counsel at LECAP), Alexandra Karachurina (Partner at BALAYAN I GROUP), with Marina Akchurina (FCIArb, private practitioner) as the moderator.
- The role of a law firm in preparing for an IPO (Artur Iliev, Clifford Chance)
- Preparing a company for an IPO (Sergey Volkov, LECAP)
- Using the SPAC | de-SPAC mechanism as an alternative to IPO (Alexandra Karachurina, BALAYAN | GROUP)
This year’s winners of the Mozolin Moot Court are:
1st place: Team 220 (HSE, HSE Nizhny Novgorod), consisting of Yuriy Filippenkov, Elena Bogodukhova, Yaroslava Branovskaya, Vadim Strushko, Sahakyan Sahak and coach – Gleb Bazurin;
2nd place: Team 943 (MSU, HSE), consisting of Maria Gavrilina, Alexandra Davydova, Kirill Egorov, Alena Nurlieva, Kirill Palushin, Xenia Skoromolova, Vladimir Isaev and coaches – Elina Izotkina, Matvei Tyazzhbin, Ilya Filippov
3rd place: Team 355 (HSE), consisting of Peter Radzishevsky, Andrey Chaika, Ilya Frolov, Daria Alekseeva, Anastasia Shirobokova, Alina Nechaeva and coach – Akuzhinov Alexey
The Best Written Documents award went to Team 510 (HSE, MSU).
The Best Oralist title was awarded Elena Bogodukhova (Team 220), and the Best Arbitrator – to Daria Mayorova (associate, BGP litigation), Konstantin Antonyuk (junior associate, Baker McKenzie), and Dmitry Ilyin (senior associate, Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners).
Rules and Case Summary
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Click to see the Case Summary.
Click to see the Appendix 7 to the Case Summary.