8th NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot 2016: Results
8th NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot 2016, conducted in association with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London from the 26th to 28th of February, 2016. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, hosted the 8th NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition.
26th to 28th of February, 2016
The moot saw participation from seventeen law schools across the country.
The participants were to argue complex commercial and arbitration law issues, based on a fictional problem set by NLS graduate and former Global General Counsel at Cipla, Murali Neelakantan.
The moot was won by Megha Mehta, Sharwari Kothawade, and Ayushi Agarwal from National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Priyanka Murali, Anant Gupta, and Prateek Suri from National Law University, Odisha.
The final round was judged by an illustrious four-judge panel, consisting of Chris Parsons, Chairman of India Practice at Herbert Smith Freehills, and Nicholas Peacock, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, Justice Soumen Sen from the Calcutta High Court, and Mural Neelakantan.
The judges asked the teams insightful questions of commercial law based on the problem, which made for an exciting final round.
Gujarat National Law University and Jindal Global Law School were semi-finalists in the moot.
Best Speaker & Best Memorial
The Best Speaker citation was awarded to Ishan Khanna from Hidayatullah National Law University and the Best Memorial award was won by Nirma University.
The moot problem this year contained issues pertaining to oppression and mismanagement of directors, enforceability of arbitration clauses, and various other practical aspects of Indian company law.