Wins for City Law School students in the world’s first cooperative moot
Daniel Boon, studying on The City Law School’s Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and Tjark Neumann, a law student at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, are the winners of the 2016 Common Law Moot Cup having taken part in the world’s first cooperative moot.
The moot finals were held at the Moot Court of the Bucerius Law School on 15th June. Presentation of the Cup and trophies was made by Dr Julia Baedorff of Clifford Chance, Germany.
The runner-up team comprised Jonathan Friedrichs with Sian McGibbon. The semi-finalist teams were Finn-Ole Münchow with Laure-Astrid Wigglesworth, and Paul Plümpe with Kah Wei Goh.
Both Law Schools benefited from this novel collaborative experience, which was at once fierce and friendly. Students presented their arguments in English about an international commercial dispute required to be resolved in accordance with English law.
Ronald Silley of Bucerius Academic Faculty said:
“We are delighted to have collaborated with The City Law School on this competition. We know the students from both sides received an invaluable experience in cross-border advocacy.”
The City Law School’s Alex Mills said:
“We thank all of the students for their amazing efforts over the competition. The Judges have been incredibly impressed by their dedication, professionalism and ability. They worked fantastically well together throughout every round.”
Lezel Crook, Bucerius' Director of Foreign Language Communication and The City Law School’s Moot Director, Joanne Moss, have declared the moot “a resounding success”.
International commercial law is a body of applicable rules, principles and customary practices that govern cross-border commercial activities of private parties. As such, international commercial law is part of private international law, while its international trade law counterpart, governing the trade relations between States, is part of international economic law, which is a branch of public international law.