15th edition of the FIAMC-CIETAC Chinese (Mainland) National Rounds
Hong Kong, April 2023
Date: Monday 8 – Friday 12, May 2023
Location: Hong Kong, China (in person)
The 15th edition of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court – CIETAC Chinese (Mainland) National Rounds (Moot Court) is scheduled to be held in person in the period between 8 May 2023 and 12 May 2023.
In January 2022, CIETAC successfully held the 14th edition of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court – CIETAC Chinese (Mainland) National Rounds virtually, which attracted registrations of 24 teams from prestigious universities across China, including Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University. The final was arbitrated by the Hon Mr Justice Coleman, Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong, Professor Hong Zhao, former Chairperson of the WTO Appellate Body, and Dr Sabine Konrad, founder of the FIAMC. Over 28,000 views from 10 jurisdictions was recorded for the final and award ceremony. These active responses have helped turn the competition into the largest scale of its similar kind in China.
The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (“FIAMC”) is the oldest and most prestigious moot court competition in the field of investment law. In response to the Belt and Road Initiative and with the great support from the Ministry of Commerce of China, CIETAC firstly introduced the FIAMC into China in 2019, which was reported by the Legal Daily (法治日报), the most influential and authoritative media in the Chinese legal sector. In 2021 and 2022, CIETAC further expanded the scale of the competition and held the first and second Chinese mainland national rounds virtually, which accumulatively attracted registrations of more than 500 participants from China’s top-notch law schools.
Throughout the years, CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center has been the hosting body under CIETAC for the Chinese mainland national rounds. CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center is the first branch of CIETAC established outside the Chinese mainland in 2012 and has been serving as a major outreach connecting point of CIETAC to the Asia-Pacific region and a super-connector within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.