Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot

Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot

INSOL International and the International Insolvency Institute are honoured to invite your law school to participate in the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot Competition (the Fletcher Moot), the oral rounds for this years' competition took place in a virtual online format in March 2021.

About the Ian Fletcher Insolvency Law Moot

Professor Ian Fletcher was an eminent scholar, internationally recognised for his outstanding achievements in the field of international insolvency law. When this competition was established, Professor Fletcher kindly agreed that it bear his name. His message to the inaugural participants was that it would be an intellectual tournament requiring a spirit of adventure and a dedication to scholarship. And so it has proved to be. Sadly, Professor Fletcher passed away in 2018. This competition named in his honour continues with the support of leading universities and the leading international institutions in this field.

The Fletcher Moot welcomes universities from around the world to participate in a mooting competition dealing with international insolvency litigation. The competition provides a unique opportunity for students to experience real-world court proceedings before international panels of prestigious judges.

Your law school needs to register to compete in the first round of written submissions, with the opportunity to progress to virtual oral rounds. If your team is successful in the written submissions round, our Moot Registrar will contact you to let you know that you are advancing to the final rounds. There is no cost to registering and participating in the initial written submissions round. A registration fee of GBP350 applies to teams who qualify for the virtual oral rounds. After consulting earlier this summer with law schools and with academic members of INSOL International and the International Insolvency Institute, we have decided that up to a maximum of 12 teams will be invited to participate in the virtual oral rounds based on their performance in the written submissions round.

Registration for the 2022 Ian Fletcher Insolvency Moot will open later in the summer. Check back here or on the Ian Fletcher website (www.ianfletcherinsolvencymoot.com) for details on how to more information about the competition, including the competition timeline, competition rules, and key milestones.

National University of Singapore - 2021 Team

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences 
2021 Team

Ian Fletcher Insolvency Moot 2021

The 2021 Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Moot was held online as a virtual moot due to COVID-19 travel restrictions around the world. While it is disappointing that we could not hold the event in person, the virtual moot attracted a record 34 registrations ahead of the written rounds. This allowed us to increase the oral rounds to 12 teams, including our first oral team from South America.

The Oral rounds were held over the course of the week of 15-19 March, with the Grand Final being broadcast live as a webinar on Saturday 20 March. The Final attracted over 90 viewers.

AWARDS

Grand Final Winner: National University of Singapore
Runner-Up: West Bengal National University of Juridical Science, India
Best Mooter in the Final: Lim Jia Ren - National University of Singapore

SEMI FINALS TEAMS
National University of Singapore
Singapore Management University
University of British Colombia, Canada
West Bengal National University of Juridical Science, India

Highest Ranked Team after the Preliminary Rounds: National University of Singapore

Best Written Submission: Singapore Management University
Runner-Up Written Submission: City Law School, UK

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Overall:
Best Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Samuel Teo - National University of Singapore
Runner-up Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Olivia Lewis - University of British Colombia, Canada

For teams not advancing to Semi-Finals:
Best Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Kendya Goodman - City Law School, UK
Runner-up Mooter in the Preliminary rounds: Samir Kasumov - National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Russia

SPIRIT OF THE MOOT AWARD

This year, the Spirit of the Moot award was given to the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who originally placed just outside of the top 12 teams. One team unfortunately had to pull out of the competition, allowing the University of Sao Paulo to step in. This occurred a mere 10 days before the oral rounds were due to begin, leaving them with only 5 days to prepare each their Appellant and Respondent outlines before they were due to speak. Congratulations to the team on their achievement.

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