5th NLIU Justice R K Tankha Memorial International Arbitration Moot, 2020 [Feb 21-23, 2020, Bhopal]: Register by Oct 25

About the Organisations

National Law Institute University is a law school and centre for research located in Bhopal, India. Established in 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the first three law schools to have been established under the National Law School system.

L&L Partners is a leading full-service law firm, with a team of over 350 counsel including 78 partners, with offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has established a track record for providing best in class arbitration services to the global business community. SIAC has an experienced international panel of over 500 expert arbitrators from over 40 jurisdictions.

About the Moot

5th Edition of the NLIU Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial International Arbitration Moot scheduled to be held from the 21st-23rd February 2020 at National Law Institute University, Bhopal.

The Competition is being organized in association with the Office of Senior Advocate and Member of Parliament, Mr. Vivek Tankha; Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and L&L Partners Law Offices (formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices).

This will be the fifth edition of its flagship event – NLIU Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial International Moot Court Competition, organized in the fond memory of Late Hon’ble Justice R.K. Tankha, to celebrate his extraordinary legacy.

Venue: The Competition will be held at NLIU, Bhopal Campus, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Dates: Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23, 2020


  • The Competition is open to all students, enrolled bonafide on a regular basis in an Undergraduate law course (and Post Graduate course LLM programs, in case of an international team) or its equivalent conducted by any recognized institution.
  • A recognized institution shall be entitled to send only one team to the competition.
  • In a system where a university has constituent colleges, each college can register a team or the university as such can be represented by a team comprising students from different constituent colleges.
  • Any additional member or team coach accompanying a team will not be entitled to a certificate from the Administrators.

Team Composition

  • A team can have a minimum of two members and a maximum of four members. In each of the oral rounds, two members of the team will be speakers. Other members of the team shall not aid them during the presentation of arguments in any way whatsoever. Only those participants, registered as Speakers in the registration form, shall be allowed to speak.
  • Once registered, a team will not be permitted to vary the composition of the team in any manner. Changes, if any, may only be made with the express permission of the Administrators (at their discretion), if the due reason is shown for the same.
  • Any changes with respect to the contact details shall be notified to the Administrators with immediate effect. This obligation to inform shall continue throughout the course of the Competition.
  • Certificates for participating team members will be prepared from the team lists submitted. The certificates of participation will show the names of the team members exactly as they have been submitted. It is, therefore, incumbent on teams to ensure that names are spelt and presented correctly.


  • Each institution must, first, provisionally register itself, through its designated MCA/MCC/MCS, for the Competition by sending an email of such registration to mca[at]nliu.ac.in.
  • Only upon the confirmation of the provisional registration by the Administrators, each shall register for the Competition by filling the online registration form before November 10, 2019.
  • The registration fee for all overseas teams in the US $100. For Indian teams, a registration fee of INR 4,000 (for a 2-member and a 3-member team) and INR 5,000 (for a 4-member team) shall be charged. This fee is inclusive of accommodation, travel to and fro the venue (intra-city).
  • Payment must be made by way of wire transfer only, the details of which have been given in Annexure The detailed (step-wise) registration process has been explained in Annexure 2.


  1. Last Date for Provisional Registration: October 30, 2019.
  2. Last Date for requesting of Clarifications: November 25, 2019.
  3. Last Date for Final Registration (to be completed only upon provisional registration’s confirmation): November 20, 2019.
  4. Submission of Memorials (soft-copy): February 4, 2020.
  5. Rounds: February 21-23, 2020.

Contact Information

  1. All requests for clarifications to the Case shall be emailed to mca[at]nliu.ac.in, latest by November 20, 2019 (11:59 P.M. IST). Request for clarifications sent to any other email ID shall not be considered.
  2. The request for clarifications should be clear and related to the facts of the case and not related to the substantive arguments.
  3. All clarifications shall be issued as Procedural Order No. 2 and shall be posted on the official website of the Competition. 

Dhruv Khurana (Convener): +91-7987142288

Jasvinder Singh (Co-Convener): +91-8109511491

Pulkit Zamindar (Secretary): +91-9315229583

Harshit Shrivastava (Joint Secretary): +91-8358997871

For the schedule, click here.

For the rules, click here.

For the case record, click here.

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