FDI Moot Shenzhen, the China National Round of the global FDI Moot, is organized by the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA). FDI Moot is based on the rules and procedures of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) used to resolve investment disputes between host states and foreign investors. The moot uses a fictitious case to help students better understand the variety of aspects pertaining to foreign investment protection.
(From left to right: Wu Linhong, Ye Chuhang, Li Zhuofan, Wang Xue, Wang Sujiao, Zhao Huihui)
Six students from the China-EU School of Law will take part in this year’s FDI Moot. They are: Zhao Huihui, Wang Xue, Wang Sujiao, Li Zhuofan, Ye Chuhang and Wu Linhong (Double Masters students of 2020). Coaches are Professor Monty Silley and Professor Monika Prusinowska. Student coaches Tao Zhilin and Ouyang Yueying have also offered their irreplaceable assistance.
The online meeting of the Team
From May 1st, the CESL Team got divided into the merits and procedure groups. The members work on written memoranda and participate in oral training sessions. They learn to act on behalf of both case claimant and respondent. During the course of preparation, the students acquire knowledge of international investment arbitration and standards of protection, improve the skills of legal research and writing, as well as polish their oral mooting skills.
From July 31st to August 1st, the first round of FDI Moot Shenzhen will be held online. Looking forward to seeing the CELS FDI Moot Team in the final round!
Article by Wang Sujiao (CESL double master from 2020 intake)