The late Prof. Thomas Wälde and Mr. Ian Laird in September 2008 launched an appeal to raise funds to support developing country teams' participation in the FDI Moot. The Thomas Wälde Team Fund (TWTF) distributes donations in the form of accommodation or travel subsidies. The full amount of all donations received goes to teams. Teams receiving subsidies are selected based on available funds and team needs.
Since 2011, Skadden has matched donations (up to US $1500). The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) has generously assisted with teams from low HDI countries with donatiosn of up to £2500. Between 2010 and 2015 FTI Consulting also matched donations up to US$2500. We would like to thank the individuals and organisations for their donations and their matching. support.
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Salzburg, 25 October 2008 - The Wälde family has permitted the FDI Moot to name its prize for the best advocate in honour of Prof. Wälde. The prize will be known as the Thomas Wälde Award for Best Advocate. It will be awarded to the best individual advocate of the Oral Hearings.