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Student mooters showcase their talents

Hong Kong, 21 November 2019: Colin Cohen has praised the high standard of law students across the region after acting as a judge in the recent 14th LAWASIA International Moot Competition.

Teams of scholars from universities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Taiwan took part in the event, held in conjunction with the LAWASIA Conference in Hong Kong.

“The standard of mooting was excellent and offered further evidence that the legal profession is in good hands with the next generation of lawyers. The students displayed many of the attributes required of a good lawyer, particularly the ability to think on your feet and deliver persuasive legal arguments,” said Colin, Senior Partner in Boase Cohen & Collins and a member of the LAWASIA Conference Organising Committee.

The teams debated a fictitious civil dispute concerning the purchase of an ancient Chinese scroll from a Hong Kong art dealer by an Indian art gallery and covered practice areas such as international dispute resolution, commercial law and contract law.

The winners of the LAWASIA Best Oralist Team Trophy were University of Malaya ahead of National University of Singapore while the Mah Weng Kwai Challenge Trophy for Best Mooter was awarded to Kim Sung from Advance Tertiary College, Malaysia. The early rounds were held at Hong Kong Shue Yan University in North Point with the final round taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, venue for the LAWASIA Conference

Since the LAWASIA International Moot Competition was first held, more than 1,100 students have taken part, representing approximately 60 law schools from 30 different jurisdictions.

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Colin Cohen (centre) is pictured with fellow judges and two of the teams while (below) competition winners University of Malaya receive their trophies from LAWASIA President Christopher Leong (left).

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