Following our triumph in last year’s Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot, where HKU was awarded the Championship and Best Written Memoranda, HKU has continued to achieve excellent results in various international mooting competitions this year:

Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot, London, June 2017

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Left to right: Lam Yi Yeung, Brian Fan, Thomas Cheng, Grace Lee and Suhail Bindra.

12 teams proceeded to the oral rounds in London after competing on their written memoranda. The HKU team, consisting of Lam Yi Yeung (PCLL), Lee Pui Yin Grace (PCLL), Fan Yu Wing Brian (LLB) and Suhail Bindra (LLB) and coached by Thomas Cheng, Kelvin Kwok, and Sunny Chan, was encountered the National University of Singapore at the Final Round and successfully defended its title. The team also took home three oralist awards for its excellent performance in the preliminary rounds.

The 58th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington DC, April 2017

Left to right: Henness Leung, Howard Wong, Victor Lui, Sunny Hor, Angel Cheng and Harrison Chung
Left to right: Henness Leung, Howard Wong, Victor Lui, Sunny Hor, Angel Cheng and Harrison Chung

This year’s Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition attracted more than 550 teams from more than 87 countries, 127 of which proceeded to the international rounds in Washington DC. The HKU team (Wong Yeung Hou Howard (PCLL), Leung Man Hin Henness (PCLL), Hor Tsz Ching Sunny (PCLL), Cheng Wing Yan Angel (PCLL) and Chung Wing Fung Harrison (LLB)) was coached by Victor Lui. After capturing the regional championship, top three oralist awards and the best Applicant memorial prize in the Hong Kong round, the team won three out of the four preliminary round competitions in the international rounds, ranking 36th overall (out of 127 teams).

The 15th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot, Hong Kong, March 2017

Left to right: Ernest Ng, Jason Ko, Adrian Mak and Martin Lau
Left to right: Ernest Ng, Jason Ko, Adrian Mak and Martin Lau

After rounds of intensive competition between 24 participating universities from over 20 regions, the HKU Red Cross Moot team proceeded to the Finals and captured the First Runner Up award in this year’s moot, which was based on a fictional case concerning war crimes and crimes against humanity. The HKU team consisted of Ko Lun Jason (LLB), Mak Ho Ting Adrian (BSS(G&L)/LLB) and Lau Ka Yu Martin (PCLL), and was coached by Ernest Ng.

The 7th Cross-straits Enterprise M&A Mooting Competition, Beijing, March 2017

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Left to right: Jasper Ma, Aki Yu, Joseph Chen, Sharon Cheung, Qi Ziqi and Echo Xu

The competition, conducted in Chinese (Putonghua), pit a total of twelve top law schools from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in a corporate merger negotiation based entirely on real-life companies. The diverse team, with members of different programmes (Chen Shao Xiong, Joseph (BSS(G&L)/LLB), Cheung Ka Yan, Sharon (PCLL), Ma Chun Long, Jasper (PCLL), Qi Ziqi (JD), Xu Qi, Echo (LLM(CFL)), and Yu Qiufan, Aki (BA & LLB)) was awarded the Best Merger Memorandum prize.

The 18th Annual International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot, Singapore, June 2017

Coached by Ken Lee and Dr. Felix Chan, the team (Chan Wai To Eric (JD), Lau Wui Yin Candice (PCLL), So Hei Yan Hazel (PCLL), So Wing Winky (PCLL)), was ranked 3rd (out of 26) in the general rounds and reached the Semi Finals.

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Left to right: So Hei Yan Hazel, Lau Wui Yin Candice, So Wing Winky, Chan Wai To Eric, Ken Lee

Congratulations go to all team members and coaches. On behalf of the Faculty, Assistant Professor Kelvin Kwok, Director of International Mooting, would like to thank the guest judges and all those who supported the HKU moot teams.