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UTC (also known as GMT) is the basis for local time zones across the globe. Please make sure you know how to convert the stated UTC times into your local time correctly. ! Remember: in some countries, clocks will change in the night from Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 October!
27 October 2021
10:00 UTC Team Sign in East 11:00 UTC Team Q&A East (Team Captains only) 12:00 UTC Opening Ceremony 13:00 UTC Team Sign in West 14:00 UTC Team Q&A West (Team Captains only)
28 October 2021
09:00 UTC Preliminary Hearings I 11:30 UTC Preliminary Hearings II 14:00 UTC Preliminary Hearings III
29 October 2021
09:00 UTC Preliminary Hearings IV 11:30 UTC Preliminary Hearings V 14:00 UTC Preliminary Hearings VI
30 October 2021
09:00 UTC Preliminary Hearings VII 11:30 UTC Preliminary Hearings VIII 14:00 UTC Preliminary Hearings IX
31 October 2021
09:00 UTC Preliminary Hearings X 11:30 UTC Preliminary Hearings XI 14:00 UTC Preliminary Hearings XII 16:30 UTC Announcement of Round or 32 Teams
1 November 2021
11:30 UTC Round of 32 14:00 UTC Announcement of Round of 16 Pairings and Arbitrator Appointment for Round of 16 Matches 15:00 UTC Round of 16 17:00 UTC Announcement of Quarter Final Pairings and Arbitrator Appointment for Quarter Final Matches
2 November 2021
12:00 UTC Quarter Finals 14:30 UTC Semi Finals / 5th Place Matches
3 November 2021
14:30 UTC Final Match / 3rd Place Match followed by Announcements of Awards
Side Event 25 October 2021
Increasing international investment, the proliferation of international investment treaties, domestic legislation, and international investment contracts have contributed to the development of a new field of international law that defines obligations between host States and foreign investors and refers to internationalised procedures (e.g. ICSID) for resolving related disputes. These disputes involve not only vast sums, but also a panoply of rights, duties, and shifting objectives at the juncture of national and international law and policy. The FDI Moot helps future lawyers attain a practical understanding of these issues. The case and hearings offer a unique forum for academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss developments - and assess emerging talents.
What characterises the FDI Moot? It's about arbitration - so like the Vis? It involves public international law – so like the Jessup? Well, while we agree that the FDI Moot unites some characteristics of these renowned competitions, FDI Moot also introduces other aspects of international dispute resolution and business law, like foreign investment(duh!), corporate structures & procedures, licensing, environmental law, IP, damages,... The FDI Moot also has some special features – its Globals are in November and the Global venue rotates among major world dispute resolution centres. Teams compete under aliases to avoid (perceived) biases in favour of (or against) famous universities. And of course our competitors and arbitrators are the BEST :-)
The FDI Moot spans approximately four months each year in two phases, written memorials for claimant and respondent due in September and the oral hearings in late-October/early-November. Regional or national rounds (Africa, Asia Pacific, South Asia, China, Vietnam, ...) in July and August may precede these, and several pre moots (non-competive practice) are held in late-September and October.