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The 16th NUJS-HSF Moot Court Competition, 26th-28th January, 2024

It is with great pleasure that the NUJS Moot Court Society (NUJS MCS) announces the successful completion of the 16th Edition of the prestigious NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition. Said competition – organized by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) in association with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (HSF), – had taken place from the 26th to the 28th of January, 2024 on campus at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

The competition, long established as one of the most distinguished Corporate Law moots in the country, provides a singular opportunity for students to learn about the complex and engaging field of Indian corporate law in depth, as well as helping them polish their advocacy and public speaking skills – and with its unparalleled quality of problem, coupled with the superlative roster of judges it attracts, – helps bring to the fore some truly stellar performances, serving to yet again raise the bar of cutting-edge experiential and applicative legal education in India.

The NUJS Moot Court Society & the Organising Committee would like to take this opportunity to place on the record its unqualified gratitude to our Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Chakrabarti for his unstinted support and encouragement, without which, the event would never have come together as perfectly as it did. Our deepest gratitude to Prof. Dr. Umakanth Varottil for presenting us with his inimitably brilliant moot proposition, to Mr. Chris Parsons [Chair (India Practice), HSF], Mr. Andrew Cannon [Head (India Disputes Group), HSF] and Ms. Anuradha Agnihotri [Of Counsel (India Group), HSF] for their whole-hearted support, and the HSF Support Team that tirelessly liaised with NUJS from their London offices to ensure the event’s success. We would like to convey our sincerest appreciation to our brilliant roster of judges, most of whom were drawn from within the ranks of NUJS Faculty and the crème-de-la-crème of NUJS Alumni, for being so very generous with their time and advice.

The NUJS MCS being a student-run body, our heart are indeed the students, and we would like express our most heartfelt thanks to the Office-Bearers, the Board of Directors, the Organising Committee, and to our volunteers, without whom, none of this would be.

That said, we place on the record our most heartfelt gratitude to our Faculty Advisor, Dr. Paramita DasGupta for being the veritable backbone of the NUJS MCS, and for having led us all so very exemplarily for the past three-quarters of a decade.

But we reserve our biggest thanks to the participants who travelled from across the country to be here in this exciting battle of brains, wit, nerves and eloquence. Our warmest congratulations to this year’s Winners & Best Written Submission (Appellant) – Team NLSIU Bangalore; Runners-Up & Best Written Submission (Respondent) – Team Institute of Law Nirma University; and Best Speaker – Ms. Divya Karda (Institute of Law Nirma University).

It is you who drive us to work hard and present you with this singular platform year upon year. We thank you for helping maintain that bar this year as well, and wish you all the very best!

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