CUHK Law Wins the Third Prize at the 2017 Tsinghua Law School International Arbitration Moot Competition

Posted on 29 May, 2017

CUHK Law participated in the 2017 Tsinghua Law School International Arbitration Moot Competition which was held at one of China’s top universities, Tsinghua University, in Beijing on May 20 – 21.

The competition took place under the attention of Prof. Jane Willems, Professor of Tsinghua Law School, and Prof. Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP, Director of Tsinghua Law School International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement (IADS) Program, Senior Counsel of Hong Kong SAR and Chair of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. The Moot attracted the most talented students and prestigious universities which had to argue on cutting-edge issues of international investment law before a panel of arbitrators such as Ms. Yongjie Li (MOFCOM), Adrian Lai (Des Voeux Chambers) and Eric Kar-Yan Ng (Gilt Chambers) and many others.

The CUHK Law team coached by Professor Julien Chaisse was composed of three Ph.D. candidates Ms. Xu QIAN (team-leader), Ms. Kehinde Folake, OLAOYE, and Mr. Dini SEJKO, and two candidates from the LLM programme in International Economic Law Ms. Yuanyuan ZHANG and Ms. Qiye ZENG. The CUHK Law team brilliantly reached the semi-finals and was placed third.

This is the first participation of a team from CUHK Law to a moot competition on the law of Foreign Direct Investment. The success of the CUHK Law team in this moot competition adds to the tradition of excellence of CUHK students’ participation to mooting competitions.