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AstapovLawyers has become an official sponsor of the 6th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court

April 2013

12 March 2013 

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has become an official sponsor of the 6th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 18 to 22 March 2013. The firm is supporting the team of the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University: Polina Gryganska, Iryna Karpliuk, Oksana Varakina, Oleksiy Maslov.

"The young generation of lawyers is indeed talented and bright. Me personally and our firm do believe in our team and will be happy to provide any assistance to help them succeed", - said Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner.

The focus of the moot court will be an oral presentation before an arbitral tribunal. Participants will need to prepare skeleton arguments outlining the arguments for both claimant and respondent. The skeleton arguments will be submitted to the Wilhelm Merton Centre and will be exchanged with the opposing team one hour before each hearing. The final on 22 March will be before Judge Peter Tomka, Professor Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah and Eduardo Silva Romero.

The main goal of the moot court is to help students learn to act as counsels in front of an arbitral tribunal.

"It's been a pleasure working with AstapovLawyers and getting the firm's support. We look forward to the final stage and will do our best at the moot", - said Oksana Varakina, a member of the team.


The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court "International Investment Protection Law"is organized by the Wilhelm Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order. The Wilhelm Merton Centre aims at enhancing research and education in the field of, inter alia, international economic law. The Center seeks to achieve this goal through cooperation with partners located in the Frankfurt am Main area.

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