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About the Ian Fletcher Moot

Emeritus Professor Ian Fletcher QC (hc)

Professor Ian Fletcher was an eminent scholar, internationally recognised for his outstanding achievements in the field of insolvency law.

Throughout his distinguished career, Professor Fletcher made significant contributions to the formation and redesign of insolvency systems around the world. He was an Emeritus Professor of International Commercial Law at University College London and a Bencher at Lincoln's Inn. In 2013, Professor Fletcher was appointed Queen's Counsel (Honoris Causa).

Professor Fletcher was a member of both INSOL International and the International Insolvency Institute. From 1994 to 2015, Professor Fletcher served as the founding Chairman of INSOL International's Academics' Group, and editor of the International Insolvency Review. In 2013, he was the first academic to be awarded the INSOL Scroll of Honour.

From 2005 to 2012, Professor Fletcher served as co-reporter for the American Law Institute and the International Insolvency Institute's joint report on Principles of Co-operation in Transnational Insolvency Cases. Professor Fletcher also served as a member of the World Bank's task force to develop principles and guidelines for effective insolvency systems.

Professor Ian Fletcher passed away on 21 July 2018. In addition to his strong contribution to international insolvency law, this thoughtful Professor will be remembered for his honesty, integrity and independent thinking.

2020 Fletcher Moot

The Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot returned for the fourth time, and was held on 7-9 February 2020 in London.

The moot attracted a record number of registrations, from law schools on the continents of Africa, Asia Australia, Europe, as well as North and South America.

Team awards

Winning team: Singapore Management University, Singapore

Runner-up team: OP Jindal University, India

Semi-final teams:

Best written submission in the written submissions round: National Law University, Odisha, India

Runner up in the written submissions round: Singapore Management University, Singapore

Highest ranked team after the preliminary rounds: Singapore Management University, Singapore

Spirit of the Moot Award: University of Belgrade, Serbia

Individual awards

Best individual mooter in the final oral round: Arushee Bhatnagar, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Best individual mooter in the preliminary rounds: Sarah Banton, University College London, United Kingdom

Runner up to the best individual mooter in the preliminary rounds: Samantha Lim, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Final teams in the oral round

2019 Fletcher Moot

Twelve teams from around the globe competed in the third Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot, held at Singapore Management University on 29 – 31 March 2019.

The moot problem required consideration of a range of laws relevant to international insolvencies, including the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency.

Team awards

Winning team: National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India

Runner-up team: University of British Columbia, Canada

Semi final teams:

Best written submission in the written submissions round: Leiden University, The Netherlands

Runner up in the written submissions round: Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National University, India

Highest ranked team after the preliminary rounds: National University of Singapore, Singapore

Spirit of the Moot Award: Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA

Individual awards

Best individual mooter in the final oral round: Kuhoo Mishra, National Law Institute University, India

Best individual mooter in the preliminary rounds: Nastia Grishkova, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Runner up to the best oralist in the preliminary rounds: Ryan Kwan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Final teams in the oral round

2018 Fletcher Moot

In collaboration with INSOL International and International Insolvency Institute, QUT and the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presented the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot Competition (the Fletcher Moot) on 5-8 February 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.

We welcomed universities from around the world to participate in a mooting competition dealing with international insolvency litigation. Held in conjunction with the UBC Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, the competition provided a unique opportunity for students to experience real-world court proceedings before international panels of prestigious judges.

Team awards

Individual awards

Best individual mooter in the final oral round: Alison Colpitts, University of British Columbia

Best Individual mooter in the preliminary rounds: Jonathan Hohl, University of Queensland

Spirit of the Moot Award (equal place) shared by Shailja Agarwal and Utkash Agrawal, both from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India.

Final teams in the oral round

2017 Fletcher Moot

Eight teams from around the globe secured their place in the final rounds of the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot 2017; a first-of-its-kind mooting competition sponsored by the QUT Faculty of Law, INSOL International and the International Insolvency Institute.

Their success followed a challenging written round in which a fictional problem, rich in international insolvency issues, put their legal research and writing skills to the test.

Applying their knowledge of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, the teams considered the liquidation of ‘Car Parts Manufacturing’, a company based in the hypothetical jurisdiction of ‘Nuzilia’.

Team awards

Individual awards

Best individual mooter in the final oral round: Benedict Chan Wei Qi, Singapore Management University.

Best individual mooter in the preliminary rounds (equal place) shared by Daniel Ng Wei Liang, National University of Singapore and Yong Goh Ngee, Singapore Management University.

Final teams in the oral round

Foundation Sponsors

It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge the foundation sponsors for the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot.

2020 Supporters

We acknowledge these supporters for the 2020 Fletcher Moot.

Supporters

We wish to acknowledge past and present supporters from around the globe for the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. In addition to the organisations and associations below, these include members of the legal and insolvency professions who contribute to overseeing the competition; writing the moot problems; judging the written submissions; and importantly, the senior lawyers and senior judges who assist in judging the oral rounds.

2020 Supporters

  • EY
  • Department of Law, The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • PwC

Previous Supporters

  • Allen and Gledhill, Singapore
  • Annual Review of Insolvency Law, Canada
  • Asian Business Law Institute, Singapore
  • BlackOak, Singapore
  • Drew and Napier, Singapore
  • Insolvency Institute of Canada, Canada
  • Rajah and Tann Asia, Singapore
  • Shook Lin and Bok, Singapore
  • Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • TKQP, Singapore
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Wong Partnership, Singapore

Contact

For competition queries, contact Sandra Mulholland.