This year’s ECC-SAL Virtual International Mooting Competition, is jointly organised by Essex Court Chambers and the Singapore Academy of Law and kindly supported by the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) and Opus 2.
This year marks the first online edition of the Competition. Following the success of the 2020 Competition, members of Essex Court Chambers were pleased to extend the invitation to compete in the Competition this year to teams of mooters from Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore and South Korea.
To reflect the international character of the Competition, this year’s problem question involved a fictional commercial dispute governed by English law to be heard and determined in the SICC incorporating the SICC rules subject only to contrary provisions in this Handbook, with the later rounds based on an appeal from the SICC to the Singapore Court of Appeal.
For more information, you may view the 2021 flyer
The Competition is open to lawyers and legal service officers who have been qualified for practice for no more than three years. Teams may comprise mooters from the same or different law firms and organisations, with each participating firm or organisation asked to submit no more than two teams.
A reserve list of teams will be compiled in the event that more than two teams apply from the same organisation. The organisers will consider all relevant circumstances in each jurisdiction when interpreting the eligibility criteria, and the organising committee reserves the right to exercise discretion for its decisions.
The winning team will be offered an all expenses paid two-week internship at Essex Court Chambers in London (subject to feasibility in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions on travel). Awards will also be given for the Best Speaker, Best Memorandum submitted and the Best International Team.
RESULTS OF THE 2021 COMPETITION:
Team Chow & Wong (Chow Zi En & Wong Yan Yee)
Team SAS (Jayakumar Suryanarayanan & Andrea Seet)
Best International Team:
Team Clifford Chance, Hong Kong (Charlotte Shieh & Michelle Sum)
Team SAGE (Eric Shi and Alyssa Glass)