Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot Competition 2020
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 fourth Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot was held in London on 7-9 February 2020.
The Moot provided the opportunity for universities to participate in a competition dealing with international insolvency and restructuring laws. The challenging Moot Problem required students to apply the Model Law on Recognition of Insolvency-Related Judgments promulgated by the United Nations on International trade Law in 2018. As yet, no jurisdiction has adopted this Model Law, so the Moot provided a unique opportunity for the large and diverse range of moot judges to consider its potential implications for their national laws.
Following the preliminary rounds, teams appeared before judicial officers from common law and civil law countries around the globe for the Semi-final and Final Rounds.
QUT Adjunct Professor Rosalind Mason, the Inaugural Moot Coordinator, says the moot was a great success. “It was a privilege to coordinate such a prestigious international competition. Lord Justice David Richards spoke on behalf of the international panels of judges on the high quality of student preparation and advocacy.”
Singapore Management University took the coveted title of Winner of the Fletcher Moot. Runner up was awarded to the OP Jindal University, India.
For a full list of the winners and the awards, see https://www.qut.edu.au/law/about/events/international-insolvency-law-moot
Foundation Sponsors for the Competition are INSOL International, the International Insolvency Institute and Queensland University of Technology.
We would like to acknowledge 2020 Moot Supporters: EY, Norton Rose Fulbright, PwC and LSE Department of Law.