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Team Australia – Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition

The Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition (INC) is Japan’s peak international mooting competition, attracting 20-30 of Japan’s top law schools, as well competing teams from Hong Kong, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore and Australia.

Adelaide Law School student, Charles Toye (pictured 3rd from top right), was selected to represent Team Australia at the 2019 two-day competition, to be held in November, this entails:

  • Dispute resolution through an arbitration moot, using the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (Round A); and
  • Creation of a cross-border joint venture through negotiation and resolution of some areas of disagreement (Round B).

Charles is the first individual from the University of Adelaide to have secured a place on this team, he is also the recipient of the highly competitive and prestigious New Colombo Plan Grant, awarded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs to facilitate his participation in this competition.

The two rounds of selection were based on personal qualities; mooting and negotiation competition experience; and evidence of teamwork and leadership skills.  Two intensive workshop sessions are held at the Australian National University in the lead-up to this competition, the first of which was held over the weekend. In these sessions, Team Australia members are mentored by leading lawyers, academics and past participants of the tournament.

More information about the tournament can be found here: https://teamaustralia-inc.net

Team Australia would like to acknowledge with thanks the support of lawyers from:
Ashurst, Canberra
Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition (INC) Organising Committee and Sponsors, all from Tokyo

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