Pepperdine Caruso Law International Arbitration Team Places in Top 16 in Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition
Pepperdine Caruso Law’s International Arbitration Team placed in the Top 16 competitors, on a global scale, in the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition, which took place from February 28-March 4. The team consisted of Wooseok (Paul) Shin, Paul Hettegger, Sarina Marlin, Katerina Karamousalidou as oralists, and Artūrs Kazāks as a coach. Professor Jack Coe provided guidance and support to the team.
The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court is the oldest and most prestigious student competition in the area of investment protection law, co-organized by the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory & Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Paul Shin stated, “This year's moot problem allowed us to enhance our grasp of recent issues and trends in international investment arbitration, and to learn from the questions delivered by eminent scholars from all over the world.” The team enjoyed the oral pleadings and all of the preparation for this prestigious moot court.
He added, “As a team captain, I witnessed my teammates' great endeavor and passion for this year's interesting issues, based on the ECT arbitration under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules, including the fallout of the Achmea & Komstroy case, corruption in securing investment, necessity, and discriminative measures, and document production. Despite being busy with work and courses, we achieved this result because we have true aspirations toward international arbitration.”