Gavel Moot 2019

Challenge & Collaborate

The first Central Asian Moot "Gavel" will take place in Bishkek on May 25-26, where students can argue the multi-million investment case


What is Gavel Moot?

The Gavel Moot is a simulation of an arbitration session, where students prepare their written memorandums for a particular fictitious case and appear before the real judges and experts. The second annual Gavel Moot is aimed to bring together 50 students from prestigious Law Schools of Tashkent, (Uzbekistan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Almaty, Astana (Kazakhstan) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). Leading investment law experts from different law firms, government agencies, and university professors will judge students' presentations and share their experience in multi-million international investment disputes. The Gavel Moot is organized by the C5 + 1 Youth Council within the framework of improving the business integration of Central Asian countries and increasing the competitiveness of the local business.


The details

Who can participate?

The law students of 4 CA countries

The Gavel Moot is conducted in English and targets law students of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan who are interested in investment law.

Where will it take place?

In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The Moot will take place in the American University of Central Asia which is located near the beautiful mountains in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

What about the price?

The participation is free

Thanks to our donors the participation is free. There are a limited number of scholarships available for international participants. The scholarship covers air transportation, accommodation, and day-time food.
Three students from Uzbekistan, three students from Tadzhikistan, three students from Astana, and 15 students from Almaty will be awarded the scholarship. For Almaty participants, instead of air transportation, ground transportation will be covered.


The timeline

April 29


Registration closes

You should apply before April 29. The application submission will be closed at 12 PM. International Participants are selected on the rolling basis, therefore they are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

May 1

6 PM

Application results

The results of the application of local and international participants will be announced on May 1 in the evening. Please check your email for updates.

May 2


Distribution of case

The case of the Gavel Moot will be distributed via the email on May 2 midnight. You will start preparing your written memorandums.

May 19


Submission of memorandum

You will have two weeks to prepare your written memorandums. In case of failure to submit the memorandum, the team will be disqualified. Special instructions and requirements will be sent along with the case.

May 25

9 AM

Day 1 
Oral rounds

The oral rounds will start on May 25. The qualifying rounds and semi-final will be on the first day along with the open talk on the links between Investment Law and Sustainable Development.

May 26

9 AM

Day 2
Final Rounds

The final rounds will be on the second day. Results of the moot will be announced and winners will receive their prizes.


Organizers and Donors


C5+1 Youth Council

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U.S. Embassy Bishkek





May 25, Saturday

9.00 AM


You should find your name on the list and put your signature. You can do it near the Conference Hall (CH) on the 4th floor of AUCA, volunteers will help you to find.

9.30 AM

Opening Remarks

It will take place in CH (Conference Hall). Organizers and donors will give an opening speech.

10 AM

Coffee break

Networking time. You are encouraged to get to know other students and judges with a cup of coffee or tea.

10.30 AM

Open Talk

Leading investment law experts will give their vision on the development of current Investment Law and the implication of Sustainable Development goals on it.

1 PM

Oral Hearings

The oral rounds will start at 1 PM after lunch. Follow volunteers to find your room.

2.30 PM


You will have a 15 minutes break. After, the semi-finalists will be announced in CH.

3.30 PM


Semi-final rounds will take place on the fourth floor and will last one hour.

5 PM


The first day will end with the announcement of the finalists in CH.


Day Two

May 26, Sunday

1 PM

Final round

The final round will take place in CH. Grand Bench will judge students' oral presentations.

3 PM

Coffee break


3.30 PM


Results will be announced. Judges will give speeches. Participants will be awarded certificates and prizes. The second annual moot will be closed.

Gavel Moot 2019
25 мая 2019 г., 09:00 – 26 мая 2019 г., 18:00
American University of Central Asia,
7/6, Аалы Токомбаев, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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