Article from: TDM 3 (2010), in Editorial
FDI Moot 2010
Thirty-two teams took part in the 2010 FDI Moot with teams from Australia, Argentina, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Germany, India, South Korea, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The 2010 case involved an SOE's controversial exercise of a JV agreement provision to buyout a foreign partner in a telecommunications joint venture, assertion of national security interests and issues of competing fora and treaty claims and contract claims.
The Russian Academy of Justice won the best Claimant Memorial (followed by Masaryk University and University of Warsaw). New York University (followed by Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and University of Delhi) won the Best Respondent Memorial. Both winners received book prizes sponsored by Oxford University Press.
The 2010 Oral Rounds of the FDI Moot Competition were hosted by Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. On Sunday 24 October 2010, before a final tribunal composed of Mr. Albert Golbert, Mr. Eric Van Ginkel, and Professor Robert Lutz, Murdoch University of Australia prevailed over New York University to win the 2010 Skadden, Arps FDI Moot Competition final. Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf took 3rd place over the University of New Delhi, before a tribunal composed of Mr. Mark Kantor, Mr. José Antonio Rodríguez Márquez. and Dr. Marko Jovanovic. The semi-finals between these teams were very close, in one case resulting in a formal dissent from one of the arbitrators as to which team should advance. Other quarter-finalists were University of Belgrade, Suffolk University, the Russian Academy of Justice, and University of Warsaw.
New York University was the Highest Ranked Team (combination of the four preliminary rounds and memorial scores). The Thomas Wälde Advocacy Prize for Best Oralist was won by Ms. Christine Van Geyn of NYU, who received as a prize a free registration to an ICC Course sponsored by the ICC. Eleven other oralists received honourable mentions. Detailed scores can be found at www.fdimoot.org/2010/
The 2011 FDI Moot case is being designed by a committee headed by Ms. Sophie Nappert and will be released in late January 2011. The 2011 Orals will be held at King's College London from 4 to 6 November 2011.
December 2010, Christian Campbell
Center for International Legal Studies
 See www.fdimoot.org/2010/problem.php