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2nd MPL2 Super Sunday: NUJS, RGNUL, Nuals and Nalsar register wins

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Today's MPL Live blogger is Sanjay Khan and the blog shall be updated every hour. Do post your inputs and suggestions.

The Mooting Premier League Season 2, sponsored by Allen & Overy, standings are all set to change with the conclusion of the following four moots later today. If you are present at any of these locations, please post updates and inputs by way of comments.

 

[[Surana International Technology Moot]] – Tier 4

The moot is being organised at [[Symbiosis Law School, Pune]] and the problem deals with Net Neutrality issues.

The second day of the competition began yesterday with 33 teams fighting it out and ended with 4 going through to the semis. Each team pleaded twice in the preliminary rounds. The quarter-final round saw a very close contest and ran late into the night. [[NLU Jodhpur]], [[NUALS Cochin]], [[ILS Pune]] and [[RGNUL Patiala]] got the better of their opponents to make it to the semi final rounds, which are about to begin in some time.

The other quarter finalists were CLC Delhi, [[GNLU Gandhinagar]], [[RMLNLU Lucknow]] and NLU Delhi.

Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Justice V.G. Pashikar (Retd.) and Rodney Rider will judge the final rounds later today.

The winner of this moot shall take home 15 points.

 

[[NLU Antitrust Moot Court Competition]] – Tier 5

[[Campus Law Centre Delhi]] (CLC) is facing [[Nalsar Hyderabad]] in the finals, which are going on. Yesterday, Nalsar beat [[Government Law College, Mumbai]] and CLC overcame [[NUJS Kolkata]] to reach the finals.

Final round is scheduled to get over by 1200 hours and the results are expected anytime thereafter.

The winner of this moot will take home 10 points, while the runner up shall get 5 points. Nalsar, therefore, is all set to become the first team to cross the 100 points mark in MPL2.

This moot is co-sponsored by the Competition Commission of India and [[Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan]] (LKS). The Competition Commission of India (CCI) was patron of the moot.

The bench for the final comprises of V. Lakshmikumaran, Managing Partner at LKS; S. Seetaraman, Senior Partner at LKS; Manas Chaudhury, Partner and Head of Competition Law Practice at [[Khaitan & Co.]] Delhi; G.R. Bhatia, Partner and Head of Competition Law Practice at [[Luthra & Luthra Law Offices]] Delhi (both are former members of the CCI) and H.R.H. Sriji Arvind Singh of Mewar, member of the royal family of Mewar and custodian of Mewar dynasty, is the chief guest at the event and also an honorary member of the bench. He presided over the bench and exercised his option to not give scores.

25 teams participated in the moot. Do share with us your experience at this moot.

 

[[All India Corporate Law Moot Court Competition, NLU Delhi]] – Tier 5

NUJS will take on [[SOEL Chennai]] in the first semi final whereas RGNUL will face RMLNLU Lucknow in the second. NUJS will surely be eyeing at consolidating its lead in the MPL standings by winning this moot, which will earn it 10 points.

Justice A. K. Sikri, Justice Geeta Mittal (both from Delhi High Court) and Lalit Bhasin

Justice Markandey Katju is the chief guest at the valedictory function.

 

[[Fiat Justitia National Moot Court Competition]] – Tier 5

The moot is being organised by Students Law Society Trust, Chennai along with the Law Students Association, Chennai of Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai.

We have been told that this moot has a very interesting set up. The problem relates to an arbitration proceeding and subsequent appeals to High Court and Supreme Court against the award passed. The teams are supposed to argue before each of these three fora. Moreover, the bench in Supreme Court comprises of seven judges, hence none of the arbitration related precedents would be binding on the court. Any more insights on the problem or other aspects of the moot? Post a comment.


12:15: Super six in Fiat Justitia: Because of its unique setup, there are no semi or quarter final rounds in the moot. Instead, there is an advanced round where six teams shall battle it out for the spot in finals (something like a super six stage). The super six rounds are currently going on and the teams are NUJS, NLU Jodhpur, NLU Delhi, CLC Delhi, [[Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai]] and [[V.M. Salgaocar Law College, Panjim]]. The finalist would be announced in about two hours. Do post your views about the structure of this moot.

The judges at the finals are Justice M. Satyanarayana, Justice D. Hariparanthaman and Professor David Ambrose.

 

13:00: Semis results out for Surana IT. NLU Jodhpur has beaten RGNUL and NUALS has beaten ILS in the semis. Finals shall begin in about an hour. NUALS all set to move up from 10th position here.

 

13:30: Breaking from NLU Delhi Corp Law: RGNUL and NUJS reach finals. NUJS beats SOEL and RGNUL beats RMLNLU. Finals to begin in about half an hour.


14:15: Nalsar sweeps NLU-J Antitrust, beats CLC in the finals. Nalsar added 20 points to its kitty by winning the moot, the best memorandum, the best speaker and the best speaker in the finals award. It defeated CLC in the finals, which got 5 points. Second best memorandum award went to NLU Delhi and second best speaker award went to NUJS, while Symbiosis Pune bagged the best researcher award.

Thanks to Arpita Sarkar from NLU-J for prompt and constant updates!

 

14:55: Fiat Justitia finalists announced: NUJS and NLU Delhi broke into the finals of the moot. The finals shall begin by 3.30 and get over by 5-5.30.

 

16:45: NLU-D Corp: Final arguments between RGNUL and NUJS over. Results anytime now!

 

RGNUL-at-Surana-IT 17:30: NUALS wins Surana IT:  Nuals bagged 15 MPL points by winning the Surana IT moot. It defeated NLU-J in finals. R.S. Diwagar from SOEL bagged the best speaker award whereas RMLNLU won the best memorandum award. (see photo)

Thanks to Himanshu and Urvi for prompt updates and the pic!



18:15: RGNUL wins NLU-D Corp Law: RGNUL overcame NUJS to win the moot and also won best researcher and best memorandum awards in the process (it was tie for the best memorandum award with [[NLU Orissa]]). GLC Mumbai won the best speaker award.

Thanks to Ruhi Paul for regularly confirming the updates!

 

18:20: NUJS beats NLU-D to grab Fiat Justitia trophy: Details as to other awards are awaited. NUJS becomes second team to cross the 100 points mark.

 

20:10: No news yet from Fiat as to best speaker and best memorandum.

Will update the points table meanwhile and see who stands where.

By the way, owing to the super six rounds, instead of semifinals, at Fiat Justitia, we are awarding 1.5 points each to the four teams that could not reach the finals (MPL Rules allot 3 points each to two semi finalists).

Also, the best memorandum at NLU-D Corp Law was shared by RGNUL and NLU Orissa. Hence, the 5 points reserved for the best memorandum award shall be shared equally (2.5 each) by both.

 

22:00: GLC Mumbai gets best speaker and best memorandum at Fiat Jusititia: Finally confirmation from Fiat Justitia. GLC gains 10 5 more points and moves up in standings.

An exciting day of mooting comes to an end. Nalsar manages to hold on the top spot with 119 points whereas NUJS sticks to second spot with 114 points, much ahead of NLU-D which is third with 85 points in kitty. See http://www.legallyindia.com/wiki/MPL_2_season_standings for details.

The biggest gainer of the day, in terms of points, was RGNUL (earning 21.4 points) slightly ahead of Nalsar which scored 20 points. Third was NUJS with 18 points.


23:35: NUJS joins Nalsar at top spot: Owing to miscommunication from the organisers, it was previously reported that GLC won the best memorandum award. The organisers have just called up to rectify the same and have confirmed that the award was bagged by NUJS, putting it at the joint top MPL spot.

With this, an exciting day of mooting comes to an end. NUJS joins Nalsar at the top spot, both teams being at 119 points, much ahead of NLU-D which is third with 85 points in kitty. See [[MPL 2 season standings]] for details.

The biggest gainer of the day, in terms of points, was NUJS (earning 23 points) ahead  of RGNUL (which earned 21.4 points) and Nalsar (which scored 20 points).

Also, Sybiosis Law School Pune, NLU Orissa and V.M. Salgaocar became 32nd, 33rd and 34th colleges to enter the MPL2 tables.

Thanks everyone for tuning in and commenting, it was an awesome interaction. Hope to see you soon with more live moot reporting. For Team MPL, this is Sanjay Khan signing off.

Cheers!

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