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20 February 2009

Asters Supports the National Round of The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition 2009


In 2009 Asters has launched its support program for the national legal education with The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition. Asters served as the General Partner of the National Pre-Selection Round of the competition which took place on 14 February 2009 in the hearing room of the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine. The event was organised by the Students' League of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Anna Poisner, an associate at Asters and a member of the banking, finance and securities team, was among the invited duly qualified members of the competition's National Board of Review, evaluating Memorials during the remote stage of the competition, as well as a judge of the National Moot Court headed by Robert Storch, USA Embassy in Ukraine, judging the oral skills of the participants during the on-site stage.

Seven teams of students competed for the right to represent Ukraine in the International Round of the Competition in The Hague, the Netherlands. According to the results of the National Pre-Selection Round, the team from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy came in first and will participate in the legal contest in the International Round. Moreover, the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy's team took all the other competition's prizes: The Best Applicant's Memorial, The Best Respondent's Memorial, The Best Oral Argument for the Applicant and The Best Oral Argument for the Respondent. Stanislava Ilchenko, the team's member, was named The Best Oralist of the National Round.

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The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition was organised in 1977, with teams of student participants from the Universities of Bonn, Cologne, Strasbourg and Leiden. Through the Competition, students are educated in legal practice and such principles as the rule of law, civil society and fair play. The Competition also stimulates team work and European interaction and integration.

The Competition is held on an annual basis. Teams from over 40 universities compete in the national rounds, with around 25 teams from as many European countries participating in the international rounds held at the prominent Peace Palace in The Hague.


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