October 19, 2021
RGP Has Supported the VIII Rosenberg International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

The VIII Rosenberg International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition took place on October 12-15, 2021. It is one of the largest student contests in international commercial arbitration in Russia organized with the support of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

The model arbitration competition consists of two stages – preparation of procedural documents of the parties to the dispute and representation of the disputing parties in oral hearings, and is conducted in Russian and English. The aim of the competition is to develop skills of young professionals in arbitration proceedings, as well as the exchange of professional experience between practicing lawyers and students.

The 2021 competition was attended by 30 teams from Russia and the CIS and 78 arbitrators including leading representatives of the legal community – academics, sitting arbitrators and practitioners from the leading law firms.

RGP supported the competition. Dmitry Kaysin, a partner at RGP’s Dispute Resolution practice, served as an arbitrator for the English section of the moot competition. Two other RGP experts acted as coaches for the teams – Senior Advisor Anthony Walker coached the Russian Foreign Trade Academy’s team and associate Vadim Vunukainen coached the Moscow team from the Higher School of Economics.

“We certainly support popularization of international arbitration. Initiatives related to student’s moot courts are aimed at raising a new generation of Russian specialists in the field of international arbitration, promoting the idea of equal national representation,” Dmitry Kaysin comments.

More information is available on the competition’s website.


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