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New Competition on ICC Lex Mercatoria Will Launch in Belarus in November

Belarusian State UniversityAn International Student Competition on International Trade Law and International Commercial Arbitration will take place in Minsk, Belarus on 23-26 November 2012.

Students from 20 major universities of the CIS and Baltic States are invited to participate in the Competition on International Trade Law and International Commercial Arbitration – ICC Lex Mercatoria.

The aim of the competition is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for the resolution of international commercial disputes.

Student teams will face a case study prepared by the ICC International Court of Arbitration and based on the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration, ICC documents and the practice of the Court.

The Competition consists of two phases:

  • the writing of memorandums for the claimant and the respondent
  • the hearing of oral argument based upon the memorandums.

A team must consist of at least two and a maximum of five people (including a coach).
The working language of the competition is Russian.
Participants will also have an opportunity to participate in the international conference on the resolution of international commercial disputes.

Deadline for registration – 1 October 2012


  • Law Faculty of Belarusian State University
  • ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • The International Arbitration Court at BCCI
  • The Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus
  • ICC Russia
  • Public Association “Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers”
  • Limited Liability Company “YurSpektr”

For more details please visit the official web-page of the Competition (in Russian)

About the Author:

Dr Davydenko is a co-editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum. He is an associate professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Department of Private International and Civil Law, and at Higher School of Economics. Dmitry Davydenko has experience as an arbitrator in the ICC and other arbitral proceedings and is listed as a recommended arbitrator of HKIAC, International Commercial Arbitration Court and Maritime Arbitration Commission at Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as of other reputed arbitral institutions. Included in the list of best practitioners in arbitration in Russia as of the years 2017 through 2021 (a Global leader for 2022) by Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review (GAR). He also acts as a Russian law expert on various matters related to international commerce.

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