Symbiosis Law School, Pune, emerged as winners of the Fifth NUALS International Maritime Law Arbitration Competition held at NUALS Campus. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala, emerged as the runners-up.
The Moot Court Competition was opened by Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rose Varghese and the awards were distributed by the judging panel members. The NUALS Maritime Moot Court Competition is an initiative spearheaded by the University to create an arena for student engagement with the challenging and enthralling field of Maritime Law. After four successful editions, NUALS had decided to promote its flagship event to the international level inviting participation from foreign teams. After the preliminary memorial elimination round, 16 teams from across the country and abroad participated in the oral rounds, judged by experts from various parts of the country and abroad.
The finals were judged by a 5-member panel comprising of V.Bala, Partner, Rajah & Tann, Singapore, Amitava Majumdar, Managing Partner, Bose & Mitra& Co, Harikrishna, CEO, Nimble Legal, Dubai, V.B Harinarayanan, Partner, United Maritime Law Chambers, Joy Thattil, Managing Partner, Callidus Legal.
The winners walked away with Adv. S Venkitaswaran Memorial Prize and a cash award of Rs.40,000. The runners-up team were presented with the trophy and a cash award of Rs.25,000. The Best Researcher, Best Memorial and Best Speaker were also awarded to Amaya Damodaran of JSS, Mysuru, Christ University, Bangalore, and Likith H Honkankare of RGNUL Patiala, respectively.