International Virtual Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

International Virtual Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition by GD Goenka- CIArb (India) from 20th -21st November 2021

About Gd Goenka University

The GD Goenka Group is a leading educational setup driven by a passion for excellence in education and quality in life, where Globalization and Internationalization are the buzzwords. With 26 years of excellence in the field of education, GD Goenka Group has come a long way since its first school in 1994. The GD Goenka Education City is set on 60 acres with the ancient and picturesque Aravalli hills for a backdrop. The GD Goenka University is guided by the philosophy that new thinking in the areas of teaching, learning, research, and training are pivotal to making students tomorrow’s leaders and giving them a world view.

With an unswerving focus on providing quality education, GD Goenka University has engaged the best faculty to guide students, engage their minds, and raise their horizons. The University has the best of facilities, equipment including laboratories, dedicated video conference facilities, virtual learning facilities, and fully equipped conference rooms. These are all designed to extract the best and most creative qualities from the students. To afford quality education to students, which is along the lines of best of international standards, the University follows an inter-disciplinary approach to education whereby students are encouraged to learn subjects from various disciplines at GDGU. A global connection via a truly international educational institution.

About The Competition

With an objective to raise the standards of Clinical Legal Education in India, the GD Goenka University, School of Law announces the Fifth Edition of GD Goenka- CIArb (India) International Virtual Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, 2021, on 20th & 21st November. Moot Court Competitions, which is a mandatory part of the law curriculum in our law school offers a practical and application-based approach to learning law. It gives the law students, the necessary free space to interpret and analyze legal provisions in the context of a given legal regime while trying to solve a practical problem. The GDGU School of Law is dedicated to promoting this aspect of legal training for ensuring a wholesome legal education and the GD Goenka Virtual Moot Competition is an endeavor of the School of Law in this direction.

Important Dates

Registration opening from05th October 2021
The final date of Registration14th November 2021
Clarification questions to be submitted by15th October 2021
Clarifications released by20th October 2021
Memorial Submission14th November 2021
Competition Dates20th & 21st November 2021


  • Students duly enrolled and pursuing full-time 5 years or 3 years undergraduate law course from India or from a foreign university with the law as a major may apply to participate in GD Goenka- CIArb (India) International Virtual Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, 2021.
  • Students enrolled and pursuing a post-graduate diploma or short-term certificate courses in law are not eligible to apply.

Team Composition

  • A team shall consist of a maximum of three members that must include two Speakers and one researcher.
  • Any team, intending to change the team composition of the team shall intimate the Governing Council by sending an e-mail at, the change will be allowed at the discretion of the Governing Council.
  • Any person, other than three registered team members, is not eligible to join the video-conferencing or the audio-video recording of the oral rounds, and non-compliance is a ground for disqualification.
  • The Researcher may be permitted to argue as Speaker in case of any unforeseen event.
  • Prior permission of the organizers of competition in such cases shall be mandatory. In case the team fails to inform the university, the decision will be final.



  • Each team shall register to GD Goenka- CIArb (India) International Virtual Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, 2021 by filing the registration form, in the prescribed manner by 14th November 2021.
  • Registration form:
  • On receipt of the duly filled registration form, the institute shall respond to the participating team, acknowledging the receipt.
  • After the deadline for the registration expires, the Governing Council shall respond to each registered team, as specified under clause 3.1.1, with a unique team code, which shall be used to identify the teams during the competition.

Registration Fee

  • The registration fee for the competition is INR 999/- for National Teams and USD 11 for International Teams. Registration Fees in any case is non-refundable.
  • The registration fee for the GD Goenka- CIArb (India) International Virtual Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, 2021. is to be paid through NEFT transfer or UPI. No other payment method shall be accepted.
  • Any additional charges incurred by the team while making the wire transfer are to be borne by the team.
  • Payment Details

Name of Beneficiary: G.D. Goenka University

Name of Bank: HDFC Bank

Address: Site No. 2, OCF Pocket, Sector – C, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi- 110070, India S.B A/c No.: 02731450000270

RTGS/ IFS Code No.: HDFC0000273

Fax No.: 0124-3315936

MICR Code: 110240034E Mail:

Completionof Registration Process

  • All teams must upload a scanned copy of the receipt generated on completion of the NEFT transfer or UPI on the Registration Form. The receipt must contain the reference number after the completion of the wire transfer of the registration fees.
  • Registration to GD Goenka- CIArb (India) International Virtual Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, 2021 shall be deemed to be confirmed only on completion of all the formalities as specified under clause 3.3.1, any failure, may be treated as withdrawal from the competition and no claim of what so ever nature shall be entertained thereafter.


  • Clarifications can be sought on any part of the moot proposition by 15th October, 2021. These clarifications are to be send via e-mail at, clarifications will be released by 20th October, 2021.
  • It is at the discretion of the Governing Council to decide whether a clarification sought for is valid and to be clarified.

Anonymity Of Teams

  • Teams shall not reveal their identity in any form during the Competition, except by the means of their Team Code allotted by the Governing Council.
  • Teams must not reveal the name of their institution or names of the participants, anywhere in the memorials or in the course of the virtual oral argument rounds, by any visual or audio means. Teams must also not make use of or display in any manner whatsoever any logo, pins, badges etc. that indicates the university represented by them.
  • Any material presented to the Panel, including but not limited to compendium, should be devoid of any identification mark(s)/seal(s) of the Team. If any such mark(s)/seal(s) exist, it must be rendered unrecognizable before being presented to the judges.
  • Any violation of Rules 5.1- 5.3 shall attract severe penalty or disqualification as determined by the Governing Council. The decision of the Governing Council in this regard shall be final and binding; not subject to challenge.

Certification, Prizes, And Awards

Prizes and Rewards- Cash Prize-

Winners- Rs 70,000/- (USD 935/-)

Runners Up- Rs 40,000/- (USD 534/-)

Best Speaker Male- Rs 10,000/- (USD 133/-)

Best Speaker Female- Rs 10,000/- (USD 133/-)

Best Memorial- Rs 10,000/- (USD 133/-)


Regarding the rules of the competition or any other queries, send your queries at with the subject line “Competition Problem-Queries”. You can also contact any of the following members of the Organizing Committee between 10 am to 4:00 pm (IST).

Faculty Moot Court Committee

  • Mr. Shreyas Vyas: +91 7693015323
  • Dr. Priti Ramani: +91 9810688882

Student Co-ordinators

  • Ayush Gupta: +91 7017183604
  • Shrishti Bansal: +91 8433191400
  • Gayatri Bhatia: +91 9773952002
  • Pranav Bansal: +91 9983341169

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