25 - 27 January 2019 Kolkata, India

As a part of its Indian University Support Initiative, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in association with the WB National University of Judicial Sciences (NUJS) is delighted to present the eleventh edition of the NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition (NUJS HSF Moot). The NUJS HSF Moot will take place from 25 to 27 January 2019 at the NUJS campus in Kolkata. The moot problem is based on contemporary issues in corporate and commercial law in India and will see participation from twenty Indian universities.  Chris Parsons (Partner and Chairman of the HSF India Group) and Nicholas Peacock (Partner and Head of India Disputes) will travel to NUJS to be among the judges for the final rounds of the moot court competition.

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2019 Edition

This year's moot problem is drafted by Mr Niranjan Venkatesan of One Essex Court. A copy of the Moot Problem is available here.

The moot problem

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The 2019 Moot will see participation from 20 leading universities in India.

Please contact the NUJS Moot Court Society for more information on participation in the NUJS HSF Moot.

Celebrating eleven years of the NUJS HSF Moot

2019 marks the eleventh anniversary of the NUJS HSF Moot. Over the last decade the NUJS HSF Moot has gained a reputation as one of the foremost corporate law moots in the country. It has provided a platform for law students to learn about the rich and complex field of Indian corporate law and sharpen their advocacy skills.

Last year, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Moot, HSF has published a book (The NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition: The Collected Problems), compiling the ten problems of the Moot to date. Not only does the book aim to showcase the problems that generations of Indian law students have dissected but it also highlights contemporary issues from the corporate world which law students, practitioners and businesses may find of interest.

Download a copy

Other initiatives in India

As part of HSF's wider commitment to India the firm continues to support various initiatives with Indian law schools including: the HSF Community Engagement Awards, designed to recognise and champion meaningful and high impact community engagement activity among law students in India; the NLU Delhi International Negotiation Competition; the International Lecture Programme jointly organised in India by HSF and Oxford University, and HSF Bridge, which connects law students with local charities and social causes in India, currently running across five Indian law universities.