PF UK hostila ELMC - nejprestižnější soutěž v evropském právu

 

 

PF UK HOSTED THE OLDEST UNIVERSITY COMPETITION IN EUROPEAN LAW

 
In the course of 19th - 21th of February 2015, the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague hosted the regional final of a prestigious international European law Moot Court Competition 2015 (ELMC). The Regional Final of the ELMC was held under the auspices of the Dean Prof. JUDr. Jan Kuklík, DrSc. and Vice-deans prof. JUDr. Milan Damohorský, DrSc. and prof. JUDr. PhDr. Michal Tomášek, DrSc. The Regional final was co-hosted with the law firm White & Case LLP and further financially supported by the law firms Giese & Partners and Allen & Overy.
 
The ELMC competition is based on solving a simulated problem in the field of European law. First, students have to successfully complete written round where they are evaluated based on their two legal pleadings, one each for the applicant and respondent. Based on the scores, the best 48 of all the university teams proceed to one of the four regional finals across the globe. The cities hosting this year’s regional finals were, apart from Prague, New York, Pisa, and Bremen. “ELMC is the most prestigious and historically longest-running competition in the field of European law which is annually attended by top universities from around the world. Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague was honoured that it could host this year's regional finals," said on behalf of the organizer dr. Tereza Kunertová of the Department of European Law, Charles University.
 
The best twelve teams of law students from the leading universities met in Prague in order to compete at the regional final of the ELMC.  Number of renowned European law experts has taken part in the competition, among whose where academics, members of the Court of Justice of the European Union and attorneys.
 
Dr. Václav Šmejkal from the Department of European Law, PF UK, and Mr.Ivo Janda, partner of White & Case LLP Prague, took roles of the  judges along with other European law experts: such as Rosa Greaves, professor of European commercial law at the Glasgow University; Dieter Kraus, Head of Cabinet of President at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of the Unit for Converging Media and Content Unit, Directorate General for Communications Networks Content and Technology of the European Commission;Ján Mazák, Professor of Civil and European Law at the Faculty of Law at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice and former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU; Jerónimo Maillo, Head of the Public Law Department and Associate professor (Senior Lecturer) in European Law at Law Faculty at Universidad San Pablo-CEU in Madrid; Hubert Monet, Head of the Legal Sector at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA); and last but not least Santiago Soldevila, judge at the "Audiencia Nacional" in Madrid (High Court dealing with competition law cases).
 
The winner of this year’s regional final in Prague was team from the Leiden University, followed by University of Turin at second place. Leiden University’s team also won the best written submission of this year. A competition for the role of the best representative of the European Commission was also part of the regional finals and this prize was won by Alexandre Tribolet of University of Pantheon Asas - Paris II.
 
The winning teams from the regional rounds will have to further prove their legal skills in the world final of the European Law Moot Court Competition 2015, which will traditionally take place at the venue of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on 17th of April 2015.
 
 

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