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Professor Rosalind Mason, QUT

Hear Professor Mason talk about the reasoning behind setting up the moot and how it can benefit you as students.

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Kuhoo Mishra

2019 Best Mooter

in the Grand Final

"This opportunity for young students is an incredible chance to appreciate international insolvency while interacting beyond borders."

Alison Colpitts

2018 Best Mooter

in the Grand Final

"It was a true pleasure working with this team over the last four months and an honour to compete against such impressive opponents from around the world."

Sam Dennis

2020 participant

"By competing in this international event, I have learnt a great deal from a number of highly respected practitioners and persons within the field of International Insolvency law."

Emeritus Professor Ian Fletcher QC (hc)

Professor Ian Fletcher was an eminent scholar, internationally recognised for his outstanding achievements in the field of insolvency law.

Throughout his distinguished career, Professor Fletcher made significant contributions to the formation and redesign of insolvency systems around the world. He was an Emeritus Professor of International Commercial Law at University College London and a Bencher at Lincoln's Inn. In 2013, Professor Fletcher was appointed Queen's Counsel (Honoris Causa).

Professor Fletcher was a member of both INSOL International and the International Insolvency Institute. From 1994 to 2015, Professor Fletcher served as the founding Chairman of INSOL International's Academics' Group, and editor of the International Insolvency Review. In 2013, he was the first academic to be awarded the INSOL Scroll of Honour.

From 2005 to 2012, Professor Fletcher served as co-reporter for the American Law Institute and the International Insolvency Institute's joint report on Principles of Co-operation in Transnational Insolvency Cases. Professor Fletcher also served as a member of the World Bank's task force to develop principles and guidelines for effective insolvency systems.

Professor Ian Fletcher passed away on 21 July 2018. In addition to his strong contribution to international insolvency law, this thoughtful Professor will be remembered for his honesty, integrity and independent thinking.

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2022 Fletcher Moot

The 2022 Moot was once again held in a digital format. The 2021 Moot had a record breaking 34 teams register, which we exceeded this year with 38 teams submitting written round papers. Due to the increased interest in the digital moot, we decided to hold quarter-finals rounds as well as the customary semi-finals and finals. 

The Oral Rounds were held from 12 - 20 March 2022, with the Grand Final on Sunday 20 March. The presiding Judges were Prof. Dr. Georg Kodek, Austrian Supreme Court (Author of the 2022 Moot Problem), Judge Elsbeth de Vos, District Court of Amsterdam, and Susana Hidvegi, Former Superintendencia of Companies, Colombia.

AWARDS

Grand Final Winner: Monash University, Australia

Runner-Up: National University of Singapore

Best Mooter in the Final: William Liu - Monash University

Best Mooter in the Semi-Finals: William Liu - Monash University

Best Mooter in the Quarter-Finals: Kelby Roth - Chicago-Kent College of Law, USA

Highest Ranked Team after the Preliminary Rounds: BPP University, UK

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Best Written Submission: Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

Runner-Up Written Submission: Monash University, Australia and National University of Singapore

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Overall:

Best Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Ryan Muhlstock - Chicago-Kent College of Law, USA

Runner-up Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Justin Tang - Singapore Management University

For teams not advancing to Semi-Finals:

Best Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Nat Shum - University College London

Runner-up Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Anjali Soni - National Law University of Odisha, India

ORAL ROUND TEAMS

2021 Fletcher Moot

The 2021 Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Moot was held online as a virtual moot due to COVID-19 travel restrictions around the world. While it is disappointing that we could not hold the event in person, the virtual moot attracted a record 34 registrations ahead of the written rounds. This allowed us to increase the oral rounds to 12 teams, including our first oral team from South America.

The Oral rounds were held over the course of the week of 15-19 March, with the Grand Final being broadcast live as a webinar on Saturday 20 March. The Final attracted over 90 viewers.

AWARDS

 

Grand Final Winner: National University of Singapore

Runner-Up: West Bengal National University of Juridical Science, India

Best Mooter in the Final: Lim Jia Ren - National University of Singapore

SEMI FINALS TEAMS

National University of Singapore

Singapore Management University

University of British Colombia, Canada

West Bengal National University of Juridical Science, India

Highest Ranked Team after the Preliminary Rounds: National University of Singapore

Best Written Submission: Singapore Management University

Runner-Up Written Submission: City Law School, UK

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Overall:

Best Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Samuel Teo - National University of Singapore

Runner-up Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Olivia Lewis - University of British Colombia, Canada

For teams not advancing to Semi-Finals:

Best Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Kendya Goodman - City Law School, UK

Runner-up Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Samir Kasumov - National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Russia

SPIRIT OF THE MOOT AWARD

This year, the Spirit of the Moot award was given to the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who originally placed just outside of the top 12 teams. One team unfortunately had to pull out of the competition, allowing the University of Sao Paulo to step in. This occurred a mere 10 days before the oral rounds were due to begin, leaving them with only 5 days to prepare each their Appellant and Respondent outlines before they were due to speak. Congratulations to the team on their achievement.

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2020 Fletcher Moot

The 2020 Moot, held on 7-9 February in London, attracted a record number of registrations from law schools on the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, as well as North and South America.

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2019 Fletcher Moot

Twelve teams from around the globe competed in the third Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot, held at Singapore Management University on 29 – 31 March 2019.

 

2018 Fletcher Moot

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC) hosted the Moot on 5-8 February 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.

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2017 Fletcher Moot

Eight teams from around the globe secured their place in the final rounds of the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot 2017, held in Sydney. 

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Supporters

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We wish to acknowledge past and present supporters from around the globe for the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. In addition to the organisations and associations below, these include members of the legal and insolvency professions who contribute to overseeing the competition; writing the moot problems; judging the written submissions; and importantly, the senior lawyers and senior judges who assist in judging the oral rounds.

  • Allen and Gledhill

  • Annual Review of Insolvency Law

  • Asian Business Law Institute

  • BlackOak

  • ​Department of Law, The London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Drew and Napier

  • EY

  • Insolvency Institute of Canada

  • ​Norton Rose Fulbright

  • PwC

  • Rajah and Tann Asia

  • Shook Lin and Bok

  • Singapore Management University

  • TKQP

  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

  • University of British Columbia

  • The University of Sydney

  • Wong Partnership

 

Foundation Sponsors

It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge the foundation sponsors for the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot.

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