Saint Petersburg FDI Pre-Moot 2019

International and Comparative Law Research Center in cooperation with St Petersburg University and with support of the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration organized the III Forum on International Investment Law and Arbitration.

The Forum comprises of a conference on investment arbitration and the pre-moot of the FDI Moot (the world’s largest investment arbitration competition for law students). This year, the Forum focused on two important challenges facing the investment arbitration:

(i) application of traditional investment law rules to protection of investments in new technologies, such as IT and Internet websites, and
(ii) reform of the investor-state dispute settlement system currently discussed at the UNCITRAL Working Group III.

The Forum’s program consisted of two days: the first day dedicated to the conference with the FDI Pre-Moot held on the second day. Eight student teams from universities in Russia, Belarus, and France took part in the Pre-Moot, and the team of the Moscow State University became the winner.