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National Law School-Trilegal International Arbitration Moot | May 18-21, 2023


Friday, May 19, 2023

The Moot Court Society, a student run society at NLSIU, along with Trilegal, a leading corporate law firm, are organizing the XVI Edition of the National Law School-Trilegal International Arbitration Moot (NLSTIAM) in collaboration with India’s leading law firm Trilegal. The moot will be held from 18th to 21st May 2023.


NLSTIAM is NLSIU’s pioneering initiative to increase student engagement with international arbitration law and practice. As South Asia’s largest arbitration moot, it provides students in India and neighbouring countries with a unique opportunity to gain a working understanding of arbitration through a simulated version of arbitral proceedings. The Moot has steadily garnered a reputation as one which deals with the most cutting-edge issues in
contemporary arbitration law and has attracted participation from India and the world. It holds the distinguished achievement of being the largest arbitration moot in South Asia.

In the past, the Grand Finals at NLSTIAM have been judged by several eminent figures in international arbitration, including the likes of Prof. Martin Hunter, Justice BN Srikrishna, Mr Steven Finizio, Mr Devashish Krishan, Ms Sophie Nappert, Dr Gary Bell and Mr Nish Shetty amongst many others.


Our Adjudicatory Panel for the Finals comprises:
1) Justice A.S. Oka, Judge at the Supreme Court of India.
2) Mr Steven Finizio, Partner (International Arbitration) at Wilmer Hale, London.
3) Dr Friedrich Rosenfeld, Global Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Paris.
4) Ms Shwetha Bidhuri, Director & Head (South Asia) at SIAC.

The case-study drafting committee for this edition comprises also features illustrious practitioners in the field:
1) Mr Niranjan Venkatesan, Barrister at One Essex Court, London.
2) Mr Arish Bharucha, Partner, Chair of the India Group at Howard Kennedy.
3) Mr Vignesh Ramakrishnan, Associate Legal Manager at ITC.

The problem deals with intricate matters involving International Commercial Arbitration law. Our sponsors for the event are:
1) Trilegal, one of India’s leading corporate law firms (Title Sponsor)
2) SCC Online, the legal research database (Media Partner)
3) Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), a global non-profit institution (Associate Sponsor)
4) WilmerHale, an international law firm (Associate Sponsor)

We hope to see eager participation from universities across India and the globe. With this, we welcome all the participants to the NLSTIAM and wish them the best of luck!

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