10th Anniversary of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court


UNCITRAL’s new Transparency Rules, a milestone for even greater transparency in investment arbitration, will play a central role at the Anniversary of the Moot Court, which will take place from 6th to 10th of March 2017 in Frankfurt.

The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot is the most prestigious moot in the area of investment protection. It is unique in that it combines cutting-age legal issue and the history of the world economy. It is based on real historical cases. With its 10th anniversary it is returning to its roots, investments by Queen Cleopatra of Egypt and her conflict with King Herod the Great. The premier moot of 2006/2007 had focused on the Berlin papyrus, a document alleged to have been signed by Cleopatra in her own hand.

The moot court was founded by Dr. Sabine Konrad, partner in the Frankfurt office of McDermott, who also authors the moot’s case-studies. The cases are argued by students form leading universities around the world before experienced arbitrators. UNCITRAL, the ICC, the SCC, the HKIAC as well as the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry are supporters of the moot.

Further information is available at http://uncitral.tumblr.com/ and www.investmentmoot.org.