December 30, 2010

2nd International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration in Odessa, Ukraine

International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration is a competition for all law Students from all over the World. This year the moot concerns number of issues at the forefront of economy affairs and challenges in the modern day of Global Commercial Shipping industry in relation to the development of International Trade and commerce which involves maritime transactions.

The facts of this year’s Moot Competition question forces the competitors to considers the appropriate substantives rules which requires to interpret the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), and the question of whether a foreign arbitration clause in a bill of lading is invalid under COGSA.

Since Maritime Arbitration is an increasingly important aspect of all Country’s legal systems, it is crucial for young lawyers to acquaint themselves with the way the Maritime Disputes are solved through means of Arbitration and revitalizing the shipping industry by making a great use of all the talents and capacities to show that we are great ‘Maritime Lawyer”.

Apart from the Competition The Organizing Committee will give the competitors, Judges and Arbitrators or audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty and specific delights of the City of Odessa and to partake of the Excellence provided by the Ukrainian Cuisine.

The application for the Moot Competition will be open till 20 January 2011.

Center for International Law and Justice is pleased to invite your law school to compete in the 2nd International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration.

An enjoyable social program accompanies the competition to enable students to meet with senior members of the profession and the maritime industry and to forge contacts with students from other law schools.

Details of the competition, together with the registration form for 2011, can be found at:

Enquiries about registration should be forwarded to the moot’s coordinator, Anthony Kassamali:

The Centre for International Law and Justice is the founder and the Organizers of the Moot Competition under the auspicious of National University “Odessa Law Academy” in cooperation with one of the influential law firm in Odessa "Kartuzov & Partners Attorney at Law".

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