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International Roman Law Moot

Fifth IRLM (2012)

To preside at the Finals of the Fifth International Roman Law Moot Court Competition, held in the ancient Roman forum at Philippi, participants welcome as a special guest Professor Melchior Wathelet, Belgian Minister of State, former Judge of the European Court of Justice and former Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium. The Moot was organised by the Institute Mohamed Ali for the Research of Eastern Tradition and sponsored by the Alex Dino Foundation, the European Investment Bank and law firms Clifford Chance LLP, Potamitis–Vekris, Zepos–Yiannopoulos, Karatzas & Partners and Koimtzidis–Paparallis–Kogkalidis.

Set in AD 540-542, the libellus required teams to argue for, and defend against, a condictio ob turpem vel iniustam causam and a rei vindicatio in a dispute arising out of a bailout loan to, and associated securities from, a trading partnership that ran into financial difficulty, owing to mismanagement by some of its partners and the impact of external market pressures.

Read the full 2012 IRLM Report.



Theodosios, Iohannes et Constantinos c. Claudium; Theodosios c. Claudium

Palma Victoriae

Universität Trier

Palma Secunda

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Palma Tertia

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Palma Optimi Oratoris sive Clifford Chance LLP Best Oralist Award

Maria Lux (Universität Trier)

Mentiones Honorifices

Hollie Higgins (University of Oxford); Sebastian Schneider (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)