Mozolin Moot Court

VI National Annual Moot Court on Arbitration of Corporate Disputes named after Professor Mozolin

In 2022, the participants and arbitrators faced a difficult and unusual case. They had to determine applicable arbitration rules, applicable substantive law, solve the issue of liability for the actions of a former employee, and of violations of confidentiality provisions.

Despite the difficult questions posed in the problem, more than 300 participants and 160 arbitrators from various regions of the country took part in the Moot Court, which reflects the steady growth of the moot community and the expansion of the Mozolin family.

Within the framework of this Moot Court, two online pre-moots and two in-person pre-moots were also held jointly with the Ural State Law University (Yekaterinburg) and the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), which allowed to attract more attention to the Moot Court, as well as provided an opportunity for practicing before the qualifying rounds.


Following the rounds held on December 3rd and 4th, the prize-winning teams were announced as follows:

1st place – Team No. 236, MGIMO, HSE University (team members: Natalia Lukovskaya, Dmitry Lavrenov, Maxim Mushta, Gennady Shevtsov, Polina Popova, team coaches: Andrey Chaika, Peter Radzishevsky, Marina Korneva, Alexey Akuzhinov, Ilya Frolov);

2nd place – Team No. 818, HSE University (team members: Vladislava Berlina, Alyona Kozlova, Ivan Davydov, Evgenia Shaimukhametova, team coaches: Stepan Rusanov, Evgeny Gasparyan, Daria Alekseeva, Daria Medvedeva);

3rd place – Team No. 189, Moscow State University (MSU) (team members: Alexander Lukin, Rostislav Bevzenko, Boris Grigoryan, Oleg Kuvshinov, Georgy Krivulyak, team coach: Alexander Guna).

Alexander Lukin (Team No. 189, MSU) was ranked as the Best Speaker of the Competition, and Artyom Asoyan (Dentons associate) was selected as the Best Arbitrator.

The team with the highest scores for procedural documents was Team No. 919, RANEPA (team members: Evgenia Chitaeva, Vladislav Andreev, Milena Kuksa, Fedor Balakirev, Juliana Bolyubakh, team coach: Valeria Romanova).


The Mozolin Moot Court started off with a traditional conference featuring prominent practitioners in the field of international arbitration:

  • Ekaterina Petrenko is a legal counsel to the Russian Arbitration Center (RAC). Ekaterina highlighted the procedure for accepting the claim in the RAC, the issues of prima facie competence, as well as the choice of applicable rules.
  • Elena Burova is a senior associate at the «Ivanyan & Partners». Elena explained how the admissibility of the claim differs from the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal, and the possibilities of challenging arbitral awards based on these issues.
  • Denis Novak is a Candidate of Law, Professor of the Department of Law of Obligations at the Russian School for Private Law. Denis highlighted the topic of substantive and procedural representation of legal entities.
  • Anastasia Kudryashova is an advisor to the corporate practice of the law firm «ALUMNI Partners». Anastasia spoke on the issue of monitoring the activities of the single executive body.
  • The discussion was moderated by Yulia Mullina, Executive Administrator of the Russian Arbitration Center.


  • Filing a claim with the RAC: determining prima facie competence and applicable arbitration rules (Ekaterina Petrenko, RAC)
  • Exercising control over the activities of the single executive body (Anastasia Kudryashova, «ALUMNI Partners»)
  • Admissibility or jurisdiction: problems of differentiation? (Elena Burova, «Ivanyan & Partners»)

Rules and Case Summary

The Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration expresses its gratitude to the:

  • Partners of the Moot – «Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners», «Tomashevskaya & Partners», «Saveliev, Batanov & Partners», «Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners», «Petrol, Chilikov», «Loys», «BGP Litigation», «Lemchik, Krupskiy & Partners», «», «ALUMNI Partners».
  • Internship partners - «Business Solutions and Technologies», «Nikolskaya Consulting», «Key Consulting Group».
  • Conference partners – « Ivanyan & Partners», «International and Comparative Law Research Center».