Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot

Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot

Africa and South Asia Regionals

The Registration Fee for participating directly in the Globals is: for teams from "very high" HDI Countries €850; for teams from "high" HDI Countries €650, for teams from "medium" HDI countries €450, or for teams from "low" HDI Countries €250, based on the UNDP Human Development Index. For teams participating via the China National Round (FDI Moot Shenzhen) and the South Asia Regional, the Registration Fee is €250. For teams participating via the All Africa Regional, the Registration Fee is €75.


Wilmer Hale Logo has sponsored (2017, 2019-24) a USD1500 annual prize for the winner of the All Africa Regional. This multi-year sponsorship now gives us a solid foundation from which to seek additional support to give international opportunities to promising young lawyers in Africa.

Three Crownshas generously committed USD3000 annually to the Wälde Fund earmarked to support the top teams advancing from All Africa Regional. Three Crowns is also delighted to announce that it will provide coaching assistance (by videoconference) to the winner of the FDI Moot’s All Africa Regional. The initiative is part of Three Crowns’ larger commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in international arbitration.

Egypt National Round 26-27 July 2024

The Egypt National Rounds will take place at Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy’s premises in Cairo, Egypt.

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy as host of the National Round has agreed to sponsor the winning team’s €650 registration fee to participate directly in the Globals.
All Egyptian teams must register via the FDI Moot Website and confirm their registration by depositing a registration fee of EGP1000 at MBH's premises; ignoring the website payment prompt. The deposit will be returned to teams after successful participation in the Egypt National Round. No show teams will lose the deposited registration fee. For any information about the Egyptian National Rounds and the payment procedures please contact

Teams from the South Asia Region must participate via the South Asia Regional. The top 4 South Asia Regional teams advance automatically to the Globals and are eligible for support from the Thomas Wälde Team Fund.

Teams not among the top 4 may still top up their registration fees to take part in the Globals (no access to TWF support). Indication of the wish to top up and participate in the Globals has to be sent to the FDI Administration within 5 days following the completion of the Regional Orals and may be subject to overall capacity restrictions at the Globals, in which case such teams will be accepted to the Globals according to the Regional ranking and first-come, first-serve.

In 2024, teams from Asia-Pacific countries participate directly in the Globals in Berlin paying their usual HDI-based registration fee.

Teams from China participate via the FDI Moot Shenzhen (reduced registration fee €250), with approximately the top third of teams advancing directly to the Globals in 2024; Hong Kong and Macau teams may opt to participate directly or via the FDI Moot Shenzhen.

Viet Nam teams may participate via the Viet Nam National Round with reduced registration fees (€75).

China National Round/FDI Moot Shenzhen

27-28 July and 3-4 August 2024

The preliminary round matches will take place on 27 and 28 July, 26 July slotted for hosting opening ceremonies; on 3 and 4 August the elimination matches are held, 2 August being slotted as the arrival day for teams competing in the elimination rounds. For more information, please see FDI Moot Shenzhen. Approximately the top one-third of teams participating in the FDI Moot Shenzhen will advance directly to the Globals. FDI Moot Shenzhen

Viet Nam National Round

4-6 August (Group Phase) and 12-13 August (Eliminations) 2023

All teams from Viet Nam must register until 15 July at the latest. For more information, please contact ; Facebook: Opening Ceremony 4 August; Preliminary Matches 5 and 6 August; Quarter and Semi Finals 12 August; Final Match 13 August.

Thomas Wälde Fund

All teams advancing from a Regional to the Global Rounds and eligible for support from the Thomas Wälde Fund, i.e. from low- or medium-income (HDI) countries, must return the completed application for monetary assistance form before the Claimant Memorial deadline. Untimely applications will not be considered.

All eligible and timely applications remain subject to the usual considerations: availability of funds, HDI index of home country, number of team members travelling, travel costs, etc., and will be notified within a fortnight after the deadline.