The Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot competition is dedicated to raising the profile of insolvency and restructuring within the university’s curriculum. It aims at encouraging the best and brightest students around the globe to learn about international insolvency law and international commercial litigation. Students will have a chance to engage with their peers, judges and members of international insolvency bodies. By doing so the Fletcher Moot also provides an avenue for academics, judges and a diverse range of insolvency experts to collaborate in mentoring the next generation of lawyers.
Early December 2018 a Leiden Law School team has been selected to participate in the Oral Rounds of the 2019 Fletcher Moot. The written arguments have been presented, the oral arguments will be held in Singapore on Friday – Sunday, 29-31 March 2019. The Leiden team members are Margot Branger, Nastia Grishkova and Louis Honee. They will coached by Gert-Jan Boon, Shuai Guo and Ilya Kokorin, all three PhD students in the area of international company, insolvency and financial law. They were invited by professor Rosalind Mason, Moot Coordinator, QUT School of Law in Brisbane, Australia. QUT collaborates with INSOL International, the International Insolvency Institute (III) and Singapore Management University.
Team and coaches are in full swing of preparing, to have all present for a picture, for rehearsal and thinking about getting sponsors, as travelling for 6 people to Singapore could be rather expensive. The Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot provides a unique opportunity for students to experience real-world court proceedings before international panels of prestigious judges. My congratulations to all on making it into the next round, and if you can assist in any way, thank you for the willingness to help!