Arbitrators' Quest 2023

May 9, 2023

The winner of the 9th edition of Arbitrators' Quest is Vishwanath Petkar.

Last Friday, 5th May 2023, great young minds came together to compete in the 9th edition of our very own moot court Arbitrators' Quest, showcasing an excellent level of performance. The mock trial was based on a case file thoroughly prepared by the lawyers of Konrad Partners. We are grateful to Singapore International Arbitration Centre for our fruitful collaboration on this year’s edition - the SIAC Rules of Arbitration were applicable to the arbitration proceedings of the mock trial case -, in particular to its Secretariat members who also acted as arbitrators: Kevin Nash (Registrar), Vivekananda Neelakantan (Deputy Registrar), Samuel Leong (Supervising Counsel), Vakhtang Giorgadze (Deputy Counsel), Rishabh Malaviya (Deputy Counsel) and Pranav Budihal (Deputy Counsel).

The winner Vishwanath Petkar has been awarded an internship with our Arbitration Practice and we look forward to welcoming him in our Vienna office. Congratulations also go to all our talented participants for their excellent performance (in alphabetical order): Piotr Cichowski (first runner-up), Nikola Đorđević, Miracle Eme, Filippo Faccin, Rishav Ray, Mitansh Shah (second runner-up), Magdalena Skuza, Jyotsna Vilva.

Big thanks also go to our stellar panel of arbitrators: Agata Zwolankiewicz (Linklaters), Blerina Xheraj (University of Leicester), Iuliana Iancu (Hanotiau & van den Berg), Lilit Nagapetyan (Candey), Jonathan Barnett (Nivalion), Dragan Lazarov (Lazarov Law), Yash Shiralkar (Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co), Thomas W. Davis (Dentons), Manfred Heider, Peter Rižnik, as well as to the AQ Team of Konrad Partners & Eugenia Mocanu for their efforts and dedication throughout the competition. Many thanks to everyone who made this competition an unforgettable experience and a great success!

Arbitrators’ Quest is a mock trial organised by Konrad Partners and is aimed at students, graduates and young professionals, providing them with an opportunity to gain insight and first-hand experience in international arbitration.

Want to be our next participant? Stay tuned for the next edition to be launched in December 2023!