The Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition

17 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2009

Date Written: November 16, 2009


In this Introduction to the Suffolk Transnational Law Review symposium issue on foreign direct investment and investor-State arbitration, I briefly provide background on the state of investor-State arbitration with reference to the articles in this issue and describe the present Foreign Direct Investment International Moot (“FDI Moot”) competition, which provides a valuable means for students to learn international investment law and useful advocacy skills. The FDI Moot brings together law students from around the world who act as advocates in a hypothetical dispute between an investor and a “host” country. The competition is designed to explore international investment law and aims to capture the unique dynamics of investor-State arbitration. The FDI Moot was established in response to the increasing pace of foreign investments in the global economy, and the surge in related investment disputes.

Suggested Citation

Gibson, Christopher S., The Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition (November 16, 2009). Suffolk Transnational Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 247, 2009, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-48, Available at SSRN:

Christopher S. Gibson (Contact Author)

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