On November 28 law student teams from different countries gathered in Minsk to participate in an education competition of a high professional level – Contest on international trade law and international commercial arbitration ICC Lex Mercatoria. SBH Law Office became a partner of the event.
The student contest was traditionally preceded by a homonymous legal forum, organized on November 25. It has become a platform for productive work of national and international experts, representatives of government authorities, judges, international arbitrators, partners of leading law firms and outstanding scientists. This year the topic of legal forum was legal aspects of investments securities international market and international leasing.
Plenary part of the forum was devoted to financial instruments in view of international arbitration, issues of IPO realization in foreign markets as well as to legal regulation of leasing activities in Belarus.
The matter of forum working session, where partner Alexander Bondar made a report «Global depository receipts», was international and national practice of attracting foreign investments through IPO repurchase.
English-speaking section, represented by Harvard Law School team, became an innovation of this year contest. Its introduction was organized by the International Court of Arbitration ICC (Paris) and the International Law & Arbitration Association BILA (Minsk).
Specially invited international board of arbitrators, which consisted of more than 70 people including partners Alexandre Khrapoutski and Timour Sysouev, was to evaluate hearings (rounds) of the contest.
This year SBH law office has prepared special prizes for participants of the forum. So, N. Bulko, a student of Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University, for her diligence, activity and professional skills, got a certificate for probation in SBH law office, while special prize for high professional skills was given to E. Trakhalina, a student of Faculty of International Relations in Belarusian State University.
We congratulate winners of the contest and wish all participants further success and new victories!
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