The moot is a simulation of an international investment arbitration procedure that deals with a dispute between a private investor and a state. The simulation will help future lawyers to deepen their practical understanding of the subject. The FDI Moot covers a time frame of approximately 6 months, which is divided into two phases. This includes the preparation of pleadings for both plaintiff and defendant as well as the oral hearings, which are divided into regional and national rounds for the Asia-Pacific region (Seoul), South Asia (New Delhi), Kenya (Nairobi), Ethiopia (Dire Dawa) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City). There are also pre-moot sessions in Budapest, St. Petersburg, Sao Paulo and Warsaw.
In 2019, students and academic staff of the Europa-Institut participated very successfully in the FDI International Arbitration Moot for the first time. It was hosted by the Law School of the University of Miami in November 2019 and the team was awarded 2nd Ranked Team.
A report on the FDI International Arbitration Moot 2019 can be found here.
In 2020 another team participated in the moot, also very successfully. They ranked 3rd Place in the moot and Bianca Böhme received the Thomas Wälde Award for the Best Advocate of the competition. Due to the corona pandemic, the moot took place entirely online.
Here you can read a report of the FDI Moot 2020 (by Bianca Böhme).