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SOEL Chennai wins Palkhiwala tax moot; Nalsar in line for MPL top spot


School of Excellence in Law (SOEL), Chennai has beaten Symbiosis Society Law College, Pune in the finals of the Nani Palkhiwala National Tax Moot Court Competition held by Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai on Saturday.

The winning team from SOEL Chennai comprised of Prithviraj N Shankar, P J Sriganesh and B Arun Raghavan.

Prabhjot Chabra from Symbiosis Pune won the best orator ensuring the entry of Symbiosis in the league table at a strong tenth place.

Nalsar Hyderabad won the best memorial award, which puts Nalsar just 3 points behind NLSIU Bangalore for the lead in the Mooting Premier League.

The winning and runner-up teams received cash prizes and an opportunity to intern with Economic Laws Practice or Nishith Desai Associates.

The moot was organized by GLC, Mumbai in association with the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) Bar Association and the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) between 3 and 5 December.

The finals were judged by three sitting judges of the Bombay High Court. The problem was an ITAT appeal over the taxability of income of two non residents before the Bombay High Court.

Pranay Agarwal, general secretary of the Moot Court Association of GLC Mumbai, said: "This was the sixth edition of the moot court competition which specializes in taxation law. The participants were to argue at ITAT, Mumbai thus giving a real life taxation litigation experience."

He also added that "the finals were judged by the Judges of the Bombay High Court who sit in taxation matters thereby ensuring the best judging possible for taxation moots."

Shankar of the winning SOEL Chennai team said: "It has been a pleasant journey of over two months from the intra-university challenger rounds to winning the finals."

He said that they had carried out the majority of their research from college library materials and online resources.

SOEL Chennai's Sriganesh said he was pleased with the organisation of the moot and added: "The judging was excellent and was good to argue before real life judges."

Pranay Kapoor of Christ Law College, Bangalore won the second best orator.

Legally India would like to thank the MCA of GLC Mumbai for their cordial invitation to the event.

2009-10 law school mooting league table

Law school Points Wins
1. NLSIU Bangalore 39
Manfred Lachs (best team, best orator); Stetson South (best advocate)
2. Nalsar Hyderabad 36 IICLAM (best memorial); Henry Dunant Indian rounds (runners-up); Surana Trial Advocacy South (best team, best memorial); Nani Palkhiwala (best memorial)
2. NLIU Bhopal 31
All India Corporate Law Moot (runners-up, best orator); Nalsar B.R.Sawney (best team, best orator, best memorial); Stetson South (best memorial)
4. School of Excellence Chennai 29
Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best team, best orator), NLIU Tankha (best orator); Nani Palkhiwala (best team)
5. NLU Jodhpur 20 Nalsar B.R.Sawney (runners-up); Stetson North (best team, best memorial)
6. Amity Law School IP University Delhi 18 IICLAM (best team & best orator); Stetson North (runner-up)
7. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala
13 Henry Dunant national rounds (best researcher); NLIU Tankha (best team)
8. NUJS Kolkata 11
All India Corporate Law Moot (best team, best researcher)
9. Kerala Law Academy Thiruvananthapuram 10 Stetson South (best team)
10. Symbiosis, Pune 8 Nani Palkhiwala (runners up, best orator)
10. UILS Punjab 8 Surana Trial advocacy South (runners up, best orator)
12. CLC Delhi University 7
Henry Dunant Indian rounds (best memorial)
12. HNLU Raipur 7 Stetson North (best orator)
12. New Law College Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune 7 Stetson South (runner-up)
15. ULC Bangalore 5 All India Corporate Law Moot (best memorial)
16. GNLU Gandhinagar 3 IICLAM (runners-up)

In other news, the Tier 4 CIAC Arbitration Moot which was to be organised by RMNLU Lucknow has been cancelled for the time being.

We are also still getting final confirmation of the Surana Trial Advocacy North rounds but have been unable to get final confirmation from the organisers. We will update the table as soon as this is in.

Click here for a full list of the scoring criteria we are using.

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