ABOUT THE MOOT

The National Law School Trilegal International Arbitration Moot is a pioneering initiative on the part of NLSIU to increase student engagement with international arbitration law and practice. As India’s only arbitration moot, it provides students 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 abroad.

At NLSTIAM, we have always strived to provide the participants with a truly enriching experience. To this effect, we have invited several renowned practitioners, arbitrators, academicians and judges of the higher judiciary to judge the moot rounds. We have also provided the participants with a top quality moot proposition, based on nuanced and intricate sets of issues in arbitration, drafted by eminent names in international arbitration. Through previous editions of NLSTIAM, participants and judges have had the opportunity to explore issues such as the recovery of costs, damages for loss and reputation, unjust enrichment and jurisdiction of the tribunal, arbitrator bias, confidentiality, and also deal with other contemporary developments in the field of law.

This year, the Moot is intended to stimulate the study of international commercial law and the use of arbitration to resolve international commercial disputes. The international nature of the Moot is intended to lead participants to interpret the texts of international commercial law in the light of different legal systems and to develop an expertise in advocating a position before an arbitral tribunal. Several social and interactive sessions will be organised at the sidelines of the competition to ensure that the moot does not limit itself to being a mere competition, but, becomes and enriching and educative experience for its participants.