International ADR Mooting Competition, 2013, City University of Hong Kong




The International ADR Mooting Competition is a truly innovate and exciting initiative of three institutions, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and the School of Law of Columbia University (New York). City University of Hong Kong is the host institution and the Fourth International ADR Moot will take place at CityU. Competing teams may be accommodated in student residences at CityU.

The International ADR Mooting Competition comprises both mediation and arbitration in one competition and allows one student in each moot (not involving their home university) an opportunity to act as arbitrator and mediator. Its unique structure involves an arbitral hearing taking place immediately followed by mediation proceedings. This format was first pioneered in the 2010 competition and was a great success.

Date: 28 July 2013 – 3 August 2013

Venue: City University of Hong Kong


Participants must register by submitting the Registration Form to Ms Rita Wong, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) by registered mail on or before 28th March 2013. It is preferable that this can be done prior to the distribution of the problem on 1st March 2012.

Registration Fee and Team Size

When registering for participating in the International ADR Mooting Competition, each participating team shall pay a registration fee of HK$6,500. A team may be composed of THREE to SIX students and a coach.

Payment Date

Payment of the registration fee of HK$6,500 must be made. Bankdraft [original]/ cheque [original]must be sent together with the Registration Form by registered mail by 28th March 2013.

Key Dates Events
Friday, 1st March Date for releasing the problem/ competition scenario on the competition website
Thursday, 28th March
  1. Submission deadline for Registration Form
  2. Payment deadline for registration fee
  3. Booking deadline for accommodation at the Student Residence of CityU (if applicable)
Friday, 12th April Date for determining eligibility of team members
Monday, 13th May Requests for Clarification must be  sent to the following email address:[email protected] by this date
Monday, 20th May
  1. Payment deadline for accommodation at the Student Residence of CityU (if applicable)
  2. Distribution of Clarifications by posting on competition website
Friday, 21stJune Date for receipt of Memoranda. Memoranda must be sent to the following email address: [email protected] by email latest by 16:00 (Hong Kong time)
Friday, 12th July Date by which the timetable for general rounds of the Moot will be published on the competition website
Friday, 19th July Teams will receive opposing Memoranda from teams they are scheduled to meet in the general rounds of the competition – to be posted on the competition website
Monday, 22ndJuly Teams have to send Representation Plan to the following email address: [email protected]by 12:00 (Hong Kong Time)
Sunday, 28thJuly
  1. Check-in date at the Student Residence of CityU (if applicable)
  2. Registration conducted at Reporting Centre, Academic 1, CityU, followed by Opening Ceremony and Team Briefing)
Monday, 29thJuly Commencement of General Rounds
Thursday, 1st August (evening) Conclusion of General Rounds, announcement of Quarter-Finalists and group photo
Friday, 2nd August Quarter (morning) and/ or Semi-Finals (afternoon) conducted
Saturday, 3rd August
  1. Grand Final (10:30am)
  2. Awards Presentation Gala Dinner (evening)
Sunday, 4th August Check-out date at the Student Residence of CityU (if applicable)


Contact Details

Moot Director

Dr Rajesh Sharma
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (852) 3442-0190

Administration Team
Ms Vivian Tsoi
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (852) 3442-0190

Ms Rita Wong
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (852) 3442-0190

Ms Phyllis Mak (Judges Contact)
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (852) 3442-0190

For any information about the moot, please contact us at :[email protected]


To download the invitation click here

To download problem click here

To download rules click here

To download registration form click here

For more information click here


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