The Arbitrators’ Quest is an annual Moot Court competition where participants compete in a mock trial setting before lawyers from the Konrad & Partners’ International Arbitration Practice Group. The competition is open to students, graduates and young professionals with an interest in international arbitration.
The finalists to participate in a simulated hearing at our offices in Vienna and cover their accommodation expenses.
The prize for the winner is a paid two-month internship with our International Arbitration Practice Group in Vienna, on 24 May 2019.
International arbitration is a specialized field of law that requires not only expert knowledge but a mastery of written and oral advocacy skills.
By participating in the Moot, you will have a unique opportunity to gain firsthand practical experience in situations and matters typically arising in international arbitration disputes, with the help of our experienced arbitration practitioners.
The problem for the Moot is based on an international sales contract that involves issues and facts which commonly arise in an arbitration.
Who may apply:
The competition is open to students, graduates and young professionals with an interest in international arbitration. We expect you to be reasonably familiar with general arbitration procedures.
The finalists will be selected based on their application documents.
How to apply: Submit your application on or before 28 February 2019 via e-mail to Ms. Eugenia Mocanu (e.mocanu[at]konrad-partners.com) along with the following information and documents:
A personal statement describing your motivation for participation in the Moot Court and for the internship;
A detailed curriculum vitae;
An academic paper on the topic of “Subject-matter arbitrability“. The paper’s length should be in the range from 1000 to 1500 words. Applicants should describe the arbitrability of disputes in their home countries, considering relevant legislation as well as case law and compare those to international developments in arbitration. Findings should be supported by references and footnotes.
The quality of your application documents, both in terms of substance and form, will be taken into consideration for the selection of participants and the overall evaluation of your performance during the Moot.
The selection process: We will select the top ten participants based on their written applications, which are due by 28 February 2019 (see more below).
In March 2019, selected candidates will be notified and provided with a case file with instructions.
Participants will be expected to prepare a written memorandum in support of a pre-assigned party to the dispute.
On 24 May 2019, oral arguments will take place in Vienna. The winner will be selected based on the quality and content of his or her application, written submission and oral arguments.
Konrad & Partners will award the winner with a paid two-month internship in Vienna as well as the costs for his or her accommodation.
The length of the paper should range from 1000 to 1500 words. Applicants should describe the arbitrability of disputes in their home countries, considering relevant legislation as well as case law and compare those to international developments in arbitration. Papers are expected to meet international academic standards. Findings should be supported by references and footnotes.
The quality of your application, both in terms of substance and form, will be taken into account for the selection of participants and the overall evaluation of your performance during the Moot.
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