Cross Examination Moot

The Moot is a competition for university teams with an exclusive focus on cross-examination techniques in international arbitration. Students will attend various rounds of hearings during which they will cross-examine each other’s witnesses and experts.

Every year, thousands of students participate in the various existing arbitration moots around the world. These competitions have successfully trained generations of young lawyers on the basics of advocacy. This Moot goes one step further. Considering the importance of cross-examination for the arbitration profession and the fact that young lawyers are not exposed to its technics until very late in their careers, the Moot has the purpose of educating the next generation of arbitration practitioners on the most challenging and exciting aspect of advocacy.

The Moot is hosted by Sciences Po, a higher education institution located in Paris, France. The oral hearings were supposed to take place in Paris but they will be held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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institutional

Directors

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo

Sciences Po

Franco Ferrari

Franco Ferrari

New York University

Sophie Nappert

Sophie Nappert

3VB Barristers

Alexis Mourre

Alexis Mourre

ICC International Court of Arbitration

Samaa Haridi

Samaa Haridi

Hogan Lovells

Eleonora Coelho

Eleonora Coelho

CAM-CCBC

Yas Banifatemi

Yas Banifatemi

Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya

Gary Bell

Gary Bell

National University of Singapore

Loukas Mistelis

Loukas Mistelis

Queen Mary University of London

Jean Kalicki

Jean Kalicki

Arbitration Chambers

Directors

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo

Sciences Po

Franco Ferrari

Franco Ferrari

New York University

Sophie Nappert

Sophie Nappert

3VB Barristers

Alexis Mourre

Alexis Mourre

ICC International Court of Arbitration

Samaa Haridi

Samaa Haridi

Hogan Lovells

Eleonora Coelho

Eleonora Coelho

CAM-CCBC

Yas Banifatemi

Yas Banifatemi

Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya

Gary Bell

Gary Bell

National University of Singapore

Loukas Mistelis

Loukas Mistelis

Queen Mary University of London

Jean Kalicki

Jean Kalicki

Arbitration Chambers

Executive Directors

Executive Directors

Francisco A. Amallo

Francisco A. Amallo

MHR | Martínez de Hoz & Rueda

Ezequiel H. Vetulli

Ezequiel H. Vetulli

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Coordinators

COORDINATORS

Mihaela Apostol

Mihaela Apostol

Pieter B. Munnik

Pieter B. Munnik

Debevoise & Plimpton