About the teams
In order to cultivate Chinese young generations’ comprehensive quality of foreign-related legal affairs, improve the academic and practical strength of China’s international investment arbitration, promote investment arbitration and expand the talent pool of the related fields in China, as the first arbitration institution in Chinese Mainland to hear investment arbitration, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA)signed a memorandum of understanding with CILS to annually host the China National Round of FDI Moot(the FDI Moot Shenzhen)as the exclusive Chinese National Organizer. Jincheng Tongda & Neal (JT&N) Law Firm is the National Sponsor of FDI Moot Shenzhen.

This year, from October 16 to October 18, the first FDI Moot Shenzhen will take the form of a “pre-moot”, aiming to provide additional training and practice opportunities for Chinese teams taking part in the FDI Moot Globals. Teams registered in the FDI Moot Shenzhen 2020 will enjoy the 2-day oral hearings consist of Preliminary, Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and Final Rounds and will have the chance to compete for the National Prizes.

In 2021 and beyond, the FDI Moot Shenzhen will operate a full-fledged qualifying round for teams from China seeking to advance to the FDI Moot Asia Pacific or FDI Moot Globals. Meanwhile, teams from other countries and regions also have the right to participate in the FDI Moot Shenzhen at a pre-moot basis without any quota to Global and Regional Rounds.