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Moot showcases emerging legal talent

Hong Kong, 22 October 2020: Colin Cohen is impressed with the next generation of young lawyers across the region after acting as a judge in the 15th LAWASIA International Moot Competition.

“The legal scholars taking part were generally outstanding, displaying extensive knowledge of the law and strong advocacy skills. The competition was further proof that the future of the legal profession in Asia is in good hands,” said Colin, Senior Partner of Boase Cohen & Collins.

Teams of law students from universities in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan took part in the annual event, which was held via Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic. They put forth arguments in a fictitious international dispute between a fashion brand and clothing manufacturer.

In his hearing, Colin chaired a three-strong judging panel that also featured Eviana Leung from Howse Williams and Carmen Tang from Hugill & Ip. Chairing another judging panel was Colin’s friend and Ally Law colleague David Greene, Senior Partner of London law firm Edwin Coe LLP and newly installed President of the Law Society of England & Wales.

This year’s final was a domestic affair, with Singapore Management University crowned winners over the National University of Singapore. Carrisa Low Hui Xian from the victors also won the Mah Weng Kwai Trophy for Best Mooter. Over the past 15 years, more than 1,100 students have taken part in the LAWASIA International Moot Competition, representing some 60 law schools in around 30 jurisdictions.

Colin Cohen (top row, third from left) is pictured judging during the International Moot.

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