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13.03.2008

Konnov & Sozanovsky has continued its sponsorship of the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University team at the Regional round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition to take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (13-16 March, 2008).

The ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC, www.elsamootcourt.org) is a simulated hearing in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system. Competitor teams represent both the Complainant and Respondent parties to the Case by presenting oral submissions in front of a Panel.

In 2007 the team of the Institute of International Relations Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University has become one of the nine university teams from various cities of Ukraine that participated in the debates. Eventually, it is for the first time in the history of this moot court competition that such amount of teams participated therein in Ukrainian round. In the previous year only four teams participated in the competition.

Only two teams managed to step in to the final in the 2007/2008 year round – team of the students of the department of law of Lviv National I.Franko University and of Institute of International Relations Kiev T. Shevchenko University.

We wish good luck to the Kiev team in the Regional round of the competition!